Family finds missing Upper Saddle River bearded collie

SHOUT OUT: A 9-year-old bearded collie named Madison from Upper Saddle River who went missing on Friday turned up on Wednesday — outside her family’s house.

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

Madison is white, black and gray, about 50 pounds and in perfectly good health.

Madison is found outside her Upper Saddle River home

Although one of five well-trained champion dogs owned by John and Leslie Cosares, “she’s the only one of the group who’s skittish, even at home,” their daughter, Justine, told CLIFFVIEW PILOT as the search continued on Monday.

“If she doesn’t know you, she’ll run,” she said. “So please don’t chase her.”

The Cosareses were about to board Madison with a nearby veterinarian before heading to a trade show in Las Vegas when she bolted.

Since then, their daughter has been posting fliers and contacting police and fire departments and animal shelters and hospitals. Meanwhile, a groundswell of Facebook support continued to expand — friends and strangers alike have been posting fliers at vets and elsewhere while sharing online links and tips.

One idea that Justine Cosares was considering was taking one of her parents’ other beardies out and around.

“It’s like a needle in a haystack right now, so it’s worth a try,” she said tonight. “We’re hoping someone can find her.”

If you see Madison and/or can get hold of her, call Justine Cosares: (347) 840-0200

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