Our IL volunteers have been doing everything they can to find him. There have been sightings and police in the area are well aware of him. Our volunteers have been on the radio and television news. Finn is a hunting dog and has managed to evade people and feed himself. He is circling back the same area that he was fostered in and his original home. He does not want to be caught as people with food have come close several times and have been unable to coax him.
He is posted everywhere -- online and physical postings at pet stores, vet offices -- anywhere there is a bulletin board, they know about Finn. The problem is that Finn does not want to be caught -- he has been out for so long it is thought he is in a feral state now and there are not enough volunteers in the area to circle around to trap him. If you know anyone in the area (between Earlville and Joilet, IL), please call or email Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and help in any way you are willing to. If there are any pilots out there willing to be eyes in the air, that would be extremely helpful. This poor boy has been on his own for over two months and his adopter is waiting to take him home. He's just frightened and needs help. I would be there searching, but I'm in Los Angeles and pretty helpless here so if there is anyone within 100 miles of Joilet, IL, please email Cathy if you can help.
Thanks for looking and for all you do.
Patti in California