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Heartbreak in Jackson Township: Second missing Bernese mountain dog's body recovered from pond

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 14:26:42-04

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Jackson Township family still grieving from the loss of one of their beloved Bernese mountain dogs that went missing and later found dead in a pond announced Friday that the second dog has also been found dead in the same pond.

The two dogs, who are brothers named Bear and Leo, went missing from the Strausser and Lake O Springs Area on March 9.

The owners announced on Facebook that Leo was found in the same pond that Bear was located in on Tuesday.

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According to the, the morning that they went missing, one of the owners let one of the dogs outside around 4 a.m., but it ran off. When he went back to the house to get his wife, the second dog bolted past him and followed the first.

The owners told that they thought the two animals might have gone after a deer.