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Yo-Yo Ma's Concert Plea Helps Bring Friend's Lost Puppy Home

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    With Yo-Yo Ma's help, a friend was able to bring his lost puppy home.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 7, 2017)

    With Yo-Yo Ma's help, a friend was able to bring his lost puppy home.

    The cellist on Sunday made an impassioned plea to nearly 14,000 concertgoers after a matinee at Tanglewood in Massachusetts to ask them to help find conductor David Zinman's lost puppy.

    The 4-month-old Havanese named Carlito had vanished that morning and Zinman was afraid the puppy would get run over by a car or snatched by a coyote. Ma considers Zinman one of his greatest mentors.

    Grace Ellrodt didn't attend the show but heard about the lost dog from concertgoers and family.

    Casey Rodgers/Invision for Purina ONE via AP Images

    She and her boyfriend were driving in Lenox that night when they spotted the lost puppy in the road. She says she knew right way it was Carlito.

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