I have been a lurker on this forum for a long time and have benefited greatly from your collective wisdom, particularly when we first welcomed poodles into our lives. We have been fortunate enough to now have three toy poodles into our family: Shae (2 yrs old, black), Drake (1.5 yrs old brown) and Cairo (1 yr old apricot).
I know this is a poor way to approach introductions and apologize for posting this possibly in the wrong forum but our family is desperate for help in locating our missing baby girl, Shae.
On Christmas Eve, while my husband and I were in Mexico, we were informed by our pet sitter that Shae was missing. We were particularly concerned because we live in an urban area of NJ and the temps dropped significantly that night. Thankfully, the wonderful folks at our local Animal Control informed us that they had not received any calls regarding any injured or deceased pets in the area.
We have posted fliers all over our area in hopes of finding our baby girl. In the 60+ hours since Shae has been missing, we have received a few leads - one of them letting us know that they had seen Shae being picked up by someone in a car. In part, this gives us a sense of relief as this person likely saved our girl. However, Shae still remains missing...
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. Spread the word and keep it alive: This is critical. We have created a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FindShae
to serve as a central hub to share information. Please "Like" the page, and more importantly, please Share it. Even if you do not live in the NJ area, it only takes a few seconds to share this page but that simple gesture can make a world of difference to our little girl. We would like to get the word out far and wide (particularly since she was taken by car) and would be extremely grateful for any media attention.
2. If applicable, please post a flyer in your neighborhood, car, high traffic areas, dog parks, pet stores, and other likely areas. The copies do not need to be in color.
3. Keep your eyes peeled for dogs who look like Shae.
4. Send Shae positive vibes. Our baby girl is very shy and generally afraid of her own shadow. The thought of the kind of stress this ordeal is placing on her shreds our hearts to pieces.
With sincere thanks,