Molly’s owner hasn’t slept through the night since her dog disappeared on Oct. 20. She’s done a fantastic job of saturating the city with lost dog fliers, which has resulted in several reported sightings. Unfortunately, each time she’s arrived at the area within minutes of receiving the call, but Molly had already left.
Molly was lost near Weems Road. She’s shy and ran each time a Good Samaritans tried to help. One of the sightings was near the railroad tracks. Her family walked along the tracks for hours looking for her. Often owners of lost dogs search along streets, walk down sidewalks and drive along roads, because that’s how humans travel. But, dogs aren’t human. They cut through yards, run through fields, and cross rivers at places where there isn’t a bridge. They take paths that you probably wouldn’t think to take.
If your dog is missing, think like a dog, not like a human. Dogs, especially shy dogs who may be avoiding people and commotion, often travel along railroad tracks, power lines, bike trails, or streams. These paths tend to be quiet and easy to travel. It’s easier to walk on a trail than to cut through a wooded area.
When you receive sightings of your lost dog, mark them on a map with the date so you can track their movement. You may need to set up a trail camera, feeding station, and humane trap to catch a shy or frightened lost dog. For step-by-step instructions see www.LostDogsofAmerica.org.
If you see Molly, do not call or chase her. Contact her family immediately: Emgejamie@gmail.com 850-694-3113. Learn more about lost pets at www.LostDogsFlorida.org.
– Lost Dogs