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Help Us Find Lost Dog Madeline
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Ended May 14, 2014
Seeking donations for a family in the Washington, DC area as they continue searching for their beloved dog Madeline. Madeline went missing in December of 2012. There have been multiple sightings over the last year and 3 months. The most ...

Seeking donations for a family in the Washington, DC area as they continue searching for their beloved dog Madeline. MadelineMadeline went missing in December of 2012. There have been multiple sightings over the last year and 3 months. The most recent sighting was on March 11, 2014.

Customized "Pet Harbor" post cards would help us reach elderly residents who did not see our posters, immigrant residents who might not read English, and hundreds of people who drive by our signs every day and may not notice them. As Madeline's family has invested thousands of dollars in her search and demonstrated a commitment to her that is beyond extraordinary - we are seeking donations to help sponsor 6,000 post cards to be distributed in the area where she was most recently sighted. Donations will also be used to purchase several Critter Cams. Please consider making a donation for Madeline. The quicker we are successful in this fundraising, the quicker we can get the cards out! Time is of the essense!

Madeline's Story: How and when did she get lost? She got spooked and ran away from the dog walker on Dec 3., 2012 from the corner of Nelson Street and Aster Blvd in Rockville, MD. Some folks chased her (trying to do a good thing) and she ran so hard and fast she got lost. She's trying to find her way home but is super scared. Has she been spotted by anyone? Yes, her parents get calls from all over Montgomery County, Maryland and Northwest Washington, DC. She is a hound dog, so she does wander and can travel quite far. Ten square miles from home is not unusual, especially since she's been on her own for so long. Have her parents checked the shelter? Yes, they personally visit shelters weekly and check most days online using PetHarbor.com and Petfinder.com. They have also filed lost dog reports with other shelters in Maryland and Virginia. How much is the reward? The reward is $1000 for the safe return of Madeline to her parents. No questions asked. What should I do if I see Madeline? Don't make eye contact or call her name, as she may see these as threatening. Remember, she's been fending for herself for a long time, so her focus is safety, water and food. Get low to the ground and pretend you're talking on the phone or to someone else (or play with your dog). Let her get used to you. If you have some food, gently toss some in her direction. Something really smelly works well like a hot dog or roast chicken. This might take some time - 30 minutes or more. And/or call her parents, Tom and Judy immediately at 301-728-2771 with where you saw her (cross streets) and the direction in which she was moving. Why is she so afraid of people? Her parents rescued her about four years ago from K-9 Lifesavers. She came from a rural South Caroline high-kill shelter. She is really scared of humans; that doesn't mean she has been abused necessarily. It is probably because she didn't grow up around humans and people are just strange creatures to her! How are her parents going to save her? Based on expert advice her parents have been given, the best way to capture her is to condition her with food to come back to the same place(s). With time and patience, they may then be able to deploy a humane trap.

Find more details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madeline.wightwilliams and https://www.facebook.com/BringMadelineHome

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