Fraser Lake resident, Cienna Tanner, is hoping for a Prince George miracle.
The teen is seeking refuge in the city after being informed Monday night that the area of the community in which she lives had been placed on evacuation order.
After arriving at her grandmother’s Irwin street home, Cienna let her new pet into the backyard to relieve himself. When she went to allow him back in a few moments later, she realized he had escaped.
The brindle coloured pup, a boxer named Rooka, was only recently welcomed into the family and is the offspring of two other family pets.
“We had a boxer who had died and we were able to get one of his puppies,” says Cienna’s mother, Miranda. “Rooka would be his grand puppy. He’s part of a long line of loved family dogs.”
“Losing him has been hard on her, she keeps crying and just wants her dog back. I have older nieces in town who are trying to help and keep her calm but everyone is really emotional.”
The family has been in contact with the SPCA and has informed them of a special physical traits Rooka exhibits.
“He has a very distinct scratch on the top of his head from when he was playing with his brothers and sisters,” explains Miranda. “It’s a tiny bald spot on the top of his head, right on top of the bump that boxers have.”
Miranda received a tip from an area local on Facebook earlier this week saying they saw a pup matching Rooka’s description at the thrift store near Irwin and 5th avenue, however, he has yet to be returned.
The family continues to be optimistic and maintains hope that if found, someone will do the right thing and return him home.
“We’re just praying we can get the puppy home to my daughter. He’s a part of our family and we feel really separated enough already.”
If you have any information on Rooka, please contact Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org.