Thank you all for sharing your suggestions on how to find Roxie.
I've been relaying them all to Veronica and Louise and Dennis Gallagher.
I spoke to Veronica a few minutes ago:
Roxie got lose when she was playing with SAM a Six Year old Treeing Walker Coonhound at the Camp Ground. They chased one another into the woods Sam returned but Roxie did not.
The phone number associated with Roxie's Microchip is her parents Cell PHone, thank heavens!
Yes, the shelters have been checked.
They have done a radio spot on Roxie and are trying to find someone on TV that can get Roxie out there.
TOnight at 5 PM, a German Shep tracking dog will work the entire campground trying to find Roxie, so please SAY BIG PRAYERS that Roxie is found unharmed and can be returned to her loving parents!!!
From Veronica-Loyal, GSD, Tracked Roxie last night.
The tracker who came to the park tonight found that Roxie has been
circling (walking about 5 miles daily), making left turns, has found
a water source, has stuck to the trails and walked the power lines.
She believes Roxie is in the park or on the perimeter. She also
believes the tracks are fresh. She explained that in 3 days a dog,
to include Roxie, will revert to a feral state and hide, etc. She
believes Roxie is hiding. Please pray that we can intercept her,
that she will not be on the roads (the perimeter) and get hit. WE
ARE ENCOURAGED. The dog tracking Roxie, "Loyal", had the greatest
number of recoveries nationwide last year. He is a 6-year-old German
Shepherd. The tracker is very hopeful.
Please forward this e-mail to as many as you can. We need as much
help as possible communicating online while we're on the trails and
canvassing neighborhoods. For any of you who have contacted groups
or posted Roxie, if you would please write and share once again who
they are, I will make a comprehensive list and share it with Darlene
and Larry. There at the campsite they do not have access to the
computer or these e-mails. They are working very hard, barely
resting, to find Roxie and feeling the strong emotions each one of us
would feel if this were our dog.
Loyal will be back tomorrow at 11:00 in the morning. Yes, daytimes are viable. Please keep praying. I've received more info from the tracker this morning, still good, about her whereabouts. I'm rushing out back to the camp but will update you. Please e-mail me again if you've not heard from me. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR GOLDEN FRIENDS UP TO DATE. (My own Golden, Sam, is 12!)Many thanks,
Today we broadened our search south to Buford, SC. We're continuing
to canvas outside areas and search throughout Cane Creek Park. A
lady who saw our new flyer at a small store called to say she saw
Roxie and has seen her several times behind her house in a soy bean
field, etc. Although we could not confirm the sighting, we had two
other individuals in the same area also say that they saw Roxie or
saw a Golden that could be her. All of the sightings are unconfirmed.
Amazingly, these dirt roads, although far from the camp the way we
would typically drive, back up to Cane Creek and are approximately 3
miles from the park. We will work through these areas again
tomorrow early in hopes of spotting her. Additionally, if Roxie is
circling and making left hand turns as the tracker stated, this could
easily be the direction she moves toward. The tracker's last
information to us revealed that Roxie has slept under canoes in the
day park area of the park. Again, if she's turning left, the "pieces
of the puzzle" may be fitting together.
Larry and Darlene remain committed and encouraged. They're learning
how to help bring Roxie to them once she's spotted if she has
reverted to more feral behavior. We're all ready with bait and slip
leads, happy friend dog(s) and Roxie's toys!