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Gay Fans Help Find Lost NYC Dog

Gay Fans Help Find Lost NYC Dog

The New Yorker chronicles the remarkable "tail" of Bruno The Brussels, a lost dog in Queens who found his way home thanks to help from members of the LGBT community.

Bruno, a one-year-old Brussels Griffon, lives with guardians Jeff Simmons and Alfonso Quiroz in the Jackson Heights neighborhood. One afternoon almost two weeks ago, Bruno broke from his dog walker's leash and fled, prompting an intense, daylong campaign to find him. The couple's deep roots in New York City politics and media bolstered the outreach blitz.

According to The New Yorker, the efforts included an e-mail message that former City Council candidate Yetta Kurland, a lesbian attorney in the West Village, sent to some 20,000 people on last year's campaign list.

"I ran on a humane platform, of awareness to animal issues," Kurland told The New Yorker.

Other communications were sent through Bruno's Facebook page, where he maintains more than 500 fans. But in the end, Bruno was reunited with his family the old-fashioned way, after the man who found him the day he broke free returned to the area, saw posters and called Quiroz.

Read the saga with the improbably happy ending here. Bruno has not commented on the experience to date.
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