Marley and Forest are two yellow husky/lab mixes that went missing in late February. The social media site Facebook is being used to help find the missing dogs.
Facebook becomes tool in search for lost dogs
It used to be when a dog or other beloved pet went missing, owners turned to posting fliers around town with a picture of the missing animal, a description and phone number to call if spotted. Maybe that flier would find its way to the local newspaper.
In the social media era, other tools are also being deployed. Owners and friends of several dogs that recently went missing in Livingston County have turned to Facebook in hopes of reuniting with their beloved pets.
“Find Marley and Forest” is a Facebook page dedicated to finding two yellow husky/lab mixes that went missing from the Dansville/Sparta area in late February.
In recent days, the dogs have been spotted taking drinks from Hemlock Lake, possibly in the area of Canadice Lake Road or Canadice Road. One woman reportedly got within 5 feet of the dogs, offering them food, but the dogs bolted before they could be secured, according to Facebook posts.
Other posts indicated that dogs resembling Marley and Forest were seen drinking from Hemlock Lake twice near a water shed/pump.
Marley is about 45 pounds and holds his tail and ears up most of the time. He was last seen wearing a black collar with his rabies tag and license. Forest is 48 pounds and has a curled up tail. He was wearing a bright orange collar with his rabies tag and license.
The dog named Forest is said to be injured as it appeared to have a noticeable limp, according to Facebook posts.
The dogs each weighed about 45 to 50 pounds when they went missing.
Several people have indicated they were going to go out to the area in which the dogs were last seen to search.
If seen or found, the owners may be contacted at (585) 335-5719.
Another dog, a beagle named Chuck, also went missing from a home on North Townline Road in Springwater on Jan. 23 and was last seen on Ross Road in the Canadice area on Jan. 28 or 29. The dog is described as tri-colored, but mostly white.
A Facebook page has also been created to help with search efforts. It can be found here.
Those with information about Chuck are asked to call (585) 669-2188.