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Dogs pulled from defunct Medical Lake missile site

Lost for three weeks, owner never gave up hope she'd find her pets


April 19, 2018

Two Medical Lake German Shepard's, Zeus and Ziva, came through a hole in their backyard fence and ultimately got trapped for 22 days in a deactivated Nike air defense missile facility at the edge of town.

It was hardly like the exploits of World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush or Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, all of whom spent seemingly endless time lost at sea after being shot down in World War II.

But the 22 days that a pair of Medical Lake German Shepard's spent trapped in a former missile installation may have seemed like the ordeals those members of "The Greatest Generation," endured.

That's because Zeus and Ziva are the equivalent of blood relatives for Fox Ridge resident Jessica Donges and her husband. "They are definitely the center of our litt...

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