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Help find Scooter


Scooter has been missing since Christmas

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January 06, 2008, 09:35:22 AM by Dave
Help Find Scooter.

Scooter is a one year old Pug, living in Dallas with his humans Rob and Kim Velevis.

On Christmas Eve, he went out the doggie door, and slipped under the fence and disappeared.

The family scoured the neighborhood, put up fliers, checked with local shelters.  They couldn't find Scooter.

A week and a half later, they received an anonymous letter postmarked Tulsa Ok.  If was from a woman who found Scooter crossing the street to the dog park.  Excerpts from the letter follow:

I am writing to tell you that your little dog has a good and safe home.

I saw your little dog crossing the a street in to a park that is by a school. He came up right up to me, and I took him and gave him to my daughter on Christmas."

The woman, who confesses in the letter that she is a recovering alcoholic, wrote "I lost custody because of problems I had with alcohol, and I have lost everything else.  I have been sober for 6 months, and I am trying to turn myself around, but I have lost everything. My little girl wanted a pug dog like your little dog (very much!)"

She enclosed $20 in the envelope.

here is the story on cbs news
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Reply 1: January 06, 2008, 01:39:55 PM by Kim H
Man is that a messed up and sad story.

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Reply 2: January 06, 2008, 01:49:37 PM by RacineDogger
It was on the news this morning, can't remember if it was CNN or MSNBC though.

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Reply 3: January 06, 2008, 02:49:36 PM by dawnk777
I posted it on i-dog and our dogs online.  They already knew about it, though, on ODO.
(Lillian's board).

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Reply 4: January 06, 2008, 03:03:06 PM by Angel-Dancer
I told DH about this and he is furious at that woman for taking a family member away from the family who owns the dog rightfully.  I hope and pray the dog gets home super soon.

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Reply 5: January 08, 2008, 09:39:20 PM by ZoeyGirl (Jenn)
Ok, we all know how much I really, really, REALLY want a pug but that is very messed up and very wrong!!!  I feel so bad for the pug, his family and that little girl if/when the dog is found and given back to the rightful owner.  Stupid people!  Stupid!!  enraged

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Reply 6: January 09, 2008, 07:46:45 PM by iloveshepherds
OMG! I didnt hear about this till now.  That is so wrong! I hope a family member turns her in...that is just terrible!

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Reply 7: January 09, 2008, 10:07:46 PM by snugglbutt
OMG that is so sad! 

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Reply 8: January 09, 2008, 10:19:07 PM by Angel-Dancer
I am anxiously waiting for an update that Scooter is back home.  I hope he is returned real soon.

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Reply 9: February 18, 2008, 09:54:38 AM by LoveNewfies
Any update on this?

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Reply 10: February 18, 2008, 11:05:52 AM by Angel-Dancer
I have been wondering the same thing.
Any updates known?
I cannot find anything on the net...
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