Two Scottish Terrier and Dog News readers write:
I am a devoted follower/reader of your blog. I live in Brooklyn, NY and have a cute little scottie, name Tricia. For her birthday, just July 28th, we got her a companion, a westie named Winston. Last weekend on their anniversary an unfortunate event has occurred.
On 8/5/11, we had our two dogs with us at the Celebrate Brooklyn concert. Following the concert, we took them to Long Meadow for off leash hours. Our younger dog, Winston, a 1 year old West Highland Terrier got spooked by a flashing dog collar light and took off running South in long meadow. We searched until 2am for him before heading home to start making posters and activating HomeAgain (the dog microchipping service).
This weekend, we contacted many, many local vets and the local shelters. On reaching Sean Casey’s Animal Rescue, we were informed that a girl had found our dog and called Sean’s shelter to report. She even took pictures. Along the way she ran into the police and gave him to them. The police promised to take Winston to the shelter the next day. We contacted the girl who was super helpful and sent her pics to us, showing that indeed she had found Winston trying to cross eastern parkway to make his way home. She remembered the officer’s name and we contacted him today. Apparently during the night three women (african american or Caribbean American) pulled up in an old model, black 4 door car with Virginia plates. They convinced the officer that he was their dog and he gave him to them. He was last seen near the corner of Eastern Parkway and Franklin Ave in Brooklyn.
Please, we appeal to the community to return our puppy. We love and miss him. If you could post this in any way to your site, hopefully someone will see him and be suspicious enough to contact us or the police at the 77th (718-735-0611) precinct who are familiar with the story.
We are offering a $1000 dollar reward for our lost child. He is microchipped and any Vet would be able to assist the current holders of our dog in returning him to us.
We were wandering if you can spread this news to other scottie and westie lovers. We have contacted local blogs and local news, but because it was a Virginia licence plate, we are starting to try to reach out broader.
I have always wanted to send your blog with photos of our happy dogs and dog news. And hope to soon.
Thank you so much.
Kumiko Masaoka & Mike Reinhardt
Let’s hope Winston gets home. Dog thieves are truly odious.