Owner needs help finding cocker spaniel named Freckles

Bridgeville police are asking for the public's help in locating a lost dog.

The tan and white cocker spaniel named Freckles escaped from salon Wednesday and was last seen running down Hickman Street. The dog is not wearing any tags and does not have a microchip.

“She’s very distraught over this,” Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said of the owner.

King said the animal apparently got loose by going through two open doors in Paws-N-Claws.

The owner, Pat Henger, who lives in Cecil, said Freckles is used to a rural setting and would not be accustomed to heavy traffic or cars. She said the family has been searching at all hours, and appreciated the help from the Bridgeville community.

“Everybody has been so nice,” Henger said. “We were out at midnight (Thursday) and the woman in the car in front of us was hollering his name. We’ve had so many kind people looking for him.”

Anyone who may have seen this dog is asked to call Bridgeville police at 412-221-6052. They can also call Henger at 412-886-7941.

Becky Brindle May 26, 2011 at 05:17 PM
Aww he's a cutie! I'll keep my eyes peeled for him!
cc May 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM
Does anyone know if the dog was found??????? I live in Bridgeville and we are on the lookout.
Karen Giesy May 27, 2011 at 01:11 AM
Spoke with owners, Freckles is still missing & they are beyond devastated. They live in a rural area & their eight year old cocker spaniel is not accustomed to cars, traffic, etc. Please continue to help.
Linda Cahill May 27, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Pat: So sorry to hear that Freckles escaped from Paws & Claws. I live in Scott Township but do business in Bridgeville quite often. I am keeping my eyes open for your precious pet. On a personal note, I used to take my dog there, had a HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE with the owner of the salon and never returned. I tell people all the time, don't take your pet there because of her lack of care! When you get Freckles back, find yourself a new groomer. I know take my precious dog to PRECIOUS PAWS, located right behind the Bridgeville Police Station. They are WONDERFUL, NEVER HAD ONE PROBLEM WITH THEIR CARE OR SERVICE.
Holly McIlree May 27, 2011 at 04:39 PM
I hope they find the dog. Freckles is a cutie - I will keep an eye out.
Mike Jones (Editor) May 27, 2011 at 07:52 PM
I just spoke to the dog's owner and she really appreciates everyone who is helping to find Freckles. I've updated the story with her interview.
Mike Jones (Editor) May 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM
Apparently we need a South Fayette Patch because Pat said she heard Freckles was seen Thursday night on Millers Run Road. He may be heading back to Cecil.
cc May 28, 2011 at 02:01 AM
Awww I posted this on my facebook page and have family that lives off of millers run rd....will pass this along.....do u know where at about on millers run??
Mike Jones (Editor) May 28, 2011 at 02:11 AM
This was last night, so he's obviously on the move and not in Bridgeville anymore. Pat sounded hopeful that this news means he is still in good health and can be found.
e. hilty May 28, 2011 at 02:34 AM
Don't give up hope. We found our dog after 15 days. Keep praying.
Karen Giesy May 29, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Freckles was found & is home safe and sound!!
Becky Brindle May 29, 2011 at 03:21 PM
That is FANTASTIC news!
Holly McIlree May 29, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Yay Freckles! I was just wondering about you this morning. Such good news.
cc May 31, 2011 at 01:41 AM
Yay.....I am soooooooooo happy that he's back with his family! :-)
Mike Jones (Editor) June 01, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Here's our follow-up story about how the family found Freckles... http://patch.com/A-hTDL


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