A big thank you to all those in our local community who pulled together to try to help us find our pet Chihuahua, Itty.
She has been missing from the Westfield Road area of East Liverpool since Sept. 10, 2013. Many of provided assistance: local businesses, police stations, fire stations, veterinarians, pet organizations, LaCroft school, the bus garage in accepting and posting our missing pet fliers.
My husband and I were very touched by all the unbelievable support we received. Our friends, relatives, neighbors, and even strangers helped us look for her and also put the message out via Facebook. The circulation was beyond our expectation.
We received many phone calls from people who spotted Chihuahuas and talked to many people from throughout Columbiana County who saw our lost pet ad in the paper. Many had recently lost their pets or came close to it and knew how we felt.
Advertising certainly has been of great benefit to us. Unfortunately, the leads, as much as we appreciated them, proved fruitless and we still do not have our little girl back with us, although we haven't given up hope.
We are not sure exactly what happened to our Itty, we only have speculations. One thing is for sure, though, from talking to pet owners who have had their pets stolen or close to it, a big spanks should go out to individuals who steal pets to selfishly keep for themselves or who take them for resale. The pain and hurt you inflict on others is despicable and unforgivable.
Hopefully, reading this letter will move someone conscious to do the right thing and return all pets to their rightful owners.
And to pet owners everywhere, a word of caution, watch your precious pets at all times - it only takes a moment to lose them perhaps forever.