Agawam family’s blind, deaf dog found alive

Hampden County

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A disabled dog that went missing on Sunday is back home safe with its family Wednesday. 

The Stairs family in Agawam told 22News their blind and deaf golden retriever, Chesney or Chez, was found alive by a stranger and returned to them.

Chez has been part of the Stairs family for the past 14 years and now in his senior years can’t see or hear. He went missing on Sunday after his gate was left open late Sunday night.

Community members helping Agawam family find missing, disabled golden retriever

Feeding Hills community members helped search for Chez at the Robinson State Park on Tuesday but there was no sign of the disabled dog. A man even donated his time and drone to search from above. 

On Wednesday, a stranger put an end to one of the Stairs family’s worst nightmares when they found Chez. 

Melissa Stairs told 22News she rushed Chez to the vet for a checkup after she reunited with him. She said he has a fever and will be on antibiotics for some time, but overall, he is doing remarkably well.

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