by Steve on October 24, 2010

On the off chance that someone might think to google “missing labs near Chelsea AL” I thought I’d post here.  All three of the boys made an unnoticed escape yesterday morning when the wind blew an un-latched gate open.  A neighbor picked up the old man just before he got out to the four-lane and Saturday football traffic headed to Auburn so we’re extremly thankful to have him back! Moose and Houlton are still at large and hopefully penned up in someone’s back yard. They were last seen mid afternoon hanging around the soccer fields at the back of our neighborhood – the opposite end from US-280 so at least they didn’t follow the old guy. None were wearing their collars at the time of the escape but all have ID chips thankfully.

Moose is extremely friendly but his black companion is very skittish (road rescue at a tiny age) and the only reason he would get in a strange vehicle, garage, or yard is fear of being left behind. Please let us know if you’ve seen them.  205-365-1104

10/25: A neighbor on her way home this morning spotted a brown dog that had been killed along County 41.  She graciously led me to the spot where my worst fears were confirmed – it was our Moose.  Thankfully his body wasn’t gruesome and there wasn’t pain frozen on his furry face.  We’re still hoping and praying that our Houlton makes it home safe.


Christie Cotney October 24, 2010 at 13:43

Just shared this on my Facebook page. Praying you find the “rest of your family” soon!

SoCal Pir8 October 25, 2010 at 5:43

Good Luck. My two Jacks are constantly in the wind. Luckily we’ve been called every time.

SoCal Pir8 October 26, 2010 at 5:49

I am so sadden to hear the bad news. I pray Houlton is found by a caring person and is returned soon to you.

Bob Geis October 26, 2010 at 18:49

We are deeply saddened by your loss my friend It is part of life, but not the best part. It is the journey and those who we share it with. God Speed Moose!

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