After more than a month, Tommy the lost dog is still missing.
Tommy and his loved ones have been making headlines lately over the intensive search his heart-broken family and their investigators have undertaken. The dog went missing while his owner, Josie Graziosi, was away leaving Tommy in the care of a dog walker.
On May 24, the dog walker is said to have taken the pet to Bluffer’s Park where he ran away off leash. Once Graziosi was notified two days after the dog went missing, she rushed home and the family went into action to try to find their lost pet.
“It’s devastating,” said Graziosi. “He’s our family pet.”
With a pet detective team, a website (helpfindtommy.com), 10,000 posters and an alert notifying all animal shelters in the GTA, the Graziosi family is still hopeful Tommy will be found.
Tommy was last spotted by a TTC employee on June 9, near Danforth and Victoria Park. Matthew Johnson and his tracking dog, Woofie, were called to the area where the scent was picked up but quickly lost.
After three separate searches for Tommy and more than a month since his disappearance, Johnson says he and Woofie won’t be conducting any more searches. The chance of finding a lost dog even for trained investigators is still only 50 per cent.
“The best time to find a dog is within 48 hours,” said Johnson.
The Graziosi family isn’t giving up yet. There is a $3,000 reward for any information that leads Tommy back to his family. Contact numbers and email addresses can be found on Tommy’s website to pass on any information on the missing dog.