Dog rescued after he was stranded on the island for weeks

CLARE CO., Mich. (WNEM) – A dog that was stuck on an island in Clare County for weeks has been rescued.

Zaria, a 2-year-old Great Dane, ran away from her owners and ended up in the middle of Cranberry Lake in August.

On Wednesday, September 21, Animal Control Officer Bob Dodson said Zaria was rescued.

The Clare County Animal Control advised the community to stay away and off the island.

Animal control tried to use a drone to track her, but she went missing.

A dog that was stuck on an island in County Clare for weeks has been rescued.(Clare County Animal Control)

Animal control initially wanted to do a volunteer search on the island, but that was canceled because officials made progress with a trap.

Rescuers released food and water to help her gain weight. Animal control used the fly-to-honey method to gain their trust and ended up being safer than tranquilizing them.

The trap and trail cameras were later removed by rescue personnel. Zaria was turned over to Clare County Animal Control.

Clare County Animal Control worked with Moore’s Lost K9 Search & Recovery.