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Lost dog finds way home to Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 10 (UPI) -- Laser, a beagle who slipped his leash during fireworks at a Canadian lake resort found his way back to his Winnipeg neighborhood 50 miles away, his owners say.

Parry LePage, who lives in Transcona, a Winnipeg suburb, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. he and his family adopted the 3-year-old beagle only a month before he disappeared.

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The LePages were at their cottage in Winnipeg Beach, 50 miles north of the Manitoba capital on Lake Winnipeg, when Laser vanished May 22. They believe he ran off because the fireworks display scared him.

"I blamed myself when he took off -- everyone was so upset," LePage said. "But we formed quite a bond with him over a short period of time."

The family posted lost dog signs and got frequent phone calls from people who had spotted Laser. As the weeks went by, the calls began coming from areas closer to Winnipeg.

On July 5, someone managed to catch the beagle in a schoolyard near the LePage home and delivered him to a shelter that reunited him with his family.

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