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UPDATE: Dog missing from Dwyer Park found safe


A missing dog reported yesterday is safely back home, but the owner believes he was taken.

Jeff Carlson was walking with his dog, Bear, around 4 pm yesterday at Dwyer Park.

When heavy rain forced them out of a canopied trail, Carlson lost track of Bear and thought he saw a blue sedan in the same vicinity leaving hastily.

He continued to search the park for hours with no luck.

Bear was found this morning tied to a picnic table near the same area that he went missing.

Dwyer Park officials said his fur was dry, meaning he likely was not outside during last night’s storm.

Anyone who may have information on the incident should contact police.


A dog is missing whose owner believes he was taken from Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York.

Jeff Carlson has been looking for his canine friend , Bear, a black and brown hound mixed breed (part Lab and Plott hound, among others).

Bear went missing around 4 pm.

Carlson said the two were walking off-leash in the rain on a wooded trail at the park.

When it started to rain heavily, they exited the forest and headed for an open field.

By the time Jeff caught up to Bear, he was gone.

“He doesn’t usually go out of sight,” Carlson posted to Facebook. “I didn’t see him and saw a small, blue sedan drive down and out before I got to the road. Walked the park again and drove around (a lot)…no sign of him.”

The dog is microchipped and has a collar with tags on it.

Anyone with information or who may be able to help him should give Jeff a call ASAP at 607 261-0473.

Below is a photo of Bear from Jeff’s daughter:

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