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For anyone in the Utica NY area, my foster Panda Shepherd Gabby, escaped from transport today. We have spent several hours today searching the area. The police, ENCON, dog wardens and others have been notified. Gabby is EXTREMELY AFRAID OF MEN - if any woman are in that area and can help tomorrow looking for her, it would be appreciated. I would beg that no men offer to assist in the search it only scares her more (although your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated). Why a man was on her transport I do not know or understand as this has been an issue since she came to me over two years ago and is a well known fact. We will also be printing up fliers and posting them tomorrow.

She has no ID on her at all - she broke out of her collar when she was to be picked up. Several sitings were reported, but she was always five steps ahead.

I hope she bedded down for the night and will be in the area tomorrow when we go up with some of our personal dogs that hopefully can coax her out of hiding.

Please keep Gabby in your thoughts and prayers. I'm sure she is frightened, scared and hungry.

Here is a photo that was taken yesterday of her.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember, she is afraid of men.

 

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Jean, Becca made up one that we'll take up with us tomorrow and hopefully find a copy place that is open. By the time we got home and when we leave tomorrow nothing will be open. So we're taking one with us and also getting clear contact paper so they won't get destroyed in the rain.
 

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Make sure you put it in the newspaper!
 

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Oh good...about the live trap. I talked to Danni today...so know the whole story...how tragic...no sightings at all yet?
 

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Lots of prayers being said.......
 

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If you use a live trap, maybe you should put something in it that has yours and your dogs scent on it to help lurer (sp?) her into it.
Best of luck.
I know she has been with Laurie for over 2 yrs with her sibling and hope for a safe return.
Please keep us updated.
 

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PLEASE! Time is of the essence! At this point there are only a few people out looking! If there is anyone in the Utica, NY area, PLEASE consider joining in the search for this frightened girl!!

If anyone can help...please contact Laurie B., Kathy B. or Danni......!!

I keep thinking of Duke's story......there is hope!!
 

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make sure it's in ALL the local newspapers...I believe there are four....

and that the cops have been notified as well......
 

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Hi MaryAnn- thanks so much. this is tragic, I have worried about her since this happened. Kathy, Brigiette, I, and Mike looked over 9 hours on saturday for her, and 5 more on Sunday with Sue.(Mike was the only one able to run fast enough to even see what direction she headed in, so at least we were able to locate where she went-never would of thought she would go where she did-figured she would of headed downtown) As I told Kathy this weekend, we did not know she was so afraid of men as she was (when she was taken out of the truck, he didnt come even closer than 5 feet or more to her and peed when I said hi to her). :(If I had known, we would of had to decline the leg of transport. However, she had slipped her collar before transport started, I think she was very afraid in general to leave Laurie- I know my Vita would be the same way if she was leaving with people she didnt know. It is truly very sad and heartbreaking that she is out there by herself-I have gone to look several more times since Saturday. Hopefully, we will all keep the lines of communication open with each other so we can successfully find her. The cops know, and I called all the animal control offices and my local shelter who know me and let them know.
 

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There was a siting yesterday morning near the recycling center. My daughters and I have been arriving in Utica everyday at 7AM. We were driving down the road, when we noticed a man writing down information from one of the fliers. He had seen her on that very road during the night. So we walked the area, stopped people going in and out to keep an eye out for her and hand out more fliers. We waited until around 5PM when the traffic slows to set and bait the trap. We sat in a spot where we could see both ends of the road. We didn't see her, we stayed until 3AM, nothing. Right now I just feel so helpless and I don't know what to do. I can't sit here knowing she's alone out there. I'm sure Gabby is wondering what she did that was so wrong she was sent away. She has no idea all that was asked was if another foster could take her and Maggie that would be great as I have lost my job and really couldn't afford to foster any longer.

So everyone, keep those positive thoughts and prayers going for Gabby. And Gabby if there is any way that I can let you know how much I miss and love you and want you to be safe and happy again, I will do it. I won't give up looking for you Gabby Girl. . . . .
 

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PLEASE...is there anyone in this area that can help?
 

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Mary Ann, I think after what Gabby feels I did to her Saturday, there is no one she can trust. My daughters and I need to rest up today and will go back later and cover the area again. Guess that's one good thing about being unemployed.
 

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You are all in my thoughts and prayers...I feel so helpless here...wish I were there
 

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Re: Lost Shepherd Utica, NY Area - Exit 31 off Thr

Originally Posted By: Danni..The cops know, and I called all the animal control offices and my local shelter who know me and let them know.
Be sure to contact all the local vets as well. Gas stations, post offices, and other "gathering places" in small surrounding towns are excellent places to put up a few flyers. Also, alert your municipal services (water, electricity, gas, sanitation, road repair), or drop some flyers for distribution to their workers - who better than to keep an eye open for possible sightings.
I'll be thinking of you...
 

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Re: Lost Shepherd Utica, NY Area - Exit 31 off Thr

Wonderful suggestions GT!!!!
 
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