The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Bertha Found After Intensive Search


(Above) Ann Bayer holds on tightly to her dog, Bertha, which was lost for several days in Pisgah National Forest. (Courtesy photos)

When Anne Bayer lost her dog, Bertha, more than a week ago in the Pisgah National Forest, she wasn’t sure she would ever see her again.

On the first day, Bayer asked strangers she met along the trail if they had seen her small black terrier. Oftentimes, the responses she received made her worry that Bertha might have been lost forever.

One hiker reported that he saw a small dog, who was wearing a blue jacket at the time, running through the woods where she tried to cross a creek, fell into the water and was swept over a waterfall.

“It was about to be frigid cold, and she has her coat h...

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