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Dianne Ly
- 576 days ago - examiner.com
According to Thursday's Seattle Times, friends and family of the puppy's owner, Dr. Dana Bridges Westerman, an equine veterinarian, believe that the puppy was stolen.



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Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:38 pm
A reward is offered for Escher's safe return. Anyone who has seen the puppy, or who has information about his whereabouts, is asked to e-mail: DrDana@proequine-dvm.com.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:17 am
noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:55 am
Noted Dianne :-0 Hope they find the puppy for Dr. Dana Bridges ... Will Pray :)
 

aj E. (163)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:40 am
sad. what is wrong with people?
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:46 am
I hope the puppy arrives home safely very soon.
 

Marlene Dinkins (230)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:34 pm
noted i hope the puppy come back safe to the owner!!!!!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:07 am
Noted, but I am so far away, accross the ocean! Hope they find him!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:13 am
Thanks Dianne.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:14 am
I hope the dog is returned safely and quickly.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 4:56 am
I hope she gets her puppy back.
 

Sophie D. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:36 am
why??
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:08 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:44 am
Noted,thanks.
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:32 pm
Noted. I hope the puppy is returned home safely soon. Thanks so much, Diane.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:40 pm
I put this on facebook...truly hope the puppy is returned safe and well.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:52 pm
Did the woman have the puppy in a fenced yard??
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:03 pm
I hope he will be returned !
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:10 pm
I hope the puppy is returned.
 

iveta cer (71)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:42 pm
SO sad :( . I hope this puppy will be returned to owner safely and asap . Stupid , crazy people !!
 

Mariette G. (145)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:43 pm
Thanks Dianne for sharing this. I hope he will be found very soon!
 

iveta cer (71)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:44 pm
OMG i wish to help :( . Thank you Dianne
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:05 pm
noted - i´m sure they give back this puppy.
IF NOT THEY WILL HAVE THEIR WORST YEAR EVER !
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Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:11 pm
What a sad story.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (220)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:00 pm
Noted! And Prayer are out for the safe return of this precious pup and for this owner. Especially at this time of year!
 

Russie C. (4)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:25 pm
I sure hope the puppy is returned to her, she has enough problems sounds like. This is terrible, heartbreaking. Wish I could help but live too far away. Merry Christmas everyone.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:23 pm
Shared with a request for help everywhere I can think to share. So sad :(
 

Leanne B. (24)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:37 pm
Just so sad.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:21 pm
Thanks, hope she finds the puppy!
 

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:21 pm
I pray that puppy return home save and sound.
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:40 pm
I hope the person that took him realizes that the owners need him and misses him a lot, however took him have a heart specially for christmas
 

. (2)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:42 pm
Noted, very sadly.
 

Diane L. (108)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:32 pm
I hope I don't come across as uncaring, because I do care, and the fact her puppy is missing is sad, but why is it worthy of a Care.2 article? Is there some "cause" or goal here? I'm familiar with the area mentioned as where this woman lives and it's quite rural. Weather here has been horrible for the last month and unless this puppy was kept inside her home, many things could have happened. That area has a high predator population. People have missng pets all the time, so should the next person who has a cat or dog turn up missng go to Care.2 to write an article about it? Seriously, isn't this site for NEWS or CAUSES? Yes, I like a good "sob story with a happy ending" as much as the next guy, but I'm seriously not clicking on most of the links in here anymore.
 

Bill K. (23)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:38 pm
I think this article is very in keeping with the mission of care2 and the caring people who are members. I hope this woman finds her puppy soon. People who don't care are free to click somewhere else.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:38 pm
INFO FROM THE 1ST LINK......
Friends of a Monroe woman who is battling breast cancer are looking for her microchipped and collared puppy, Escher, which they believe was stolen.

Dr. Dana Bridges Westerman, an equine veterinarian who has traveled to places like Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina to help save other animals, was given the German Shepherd by her husband to help her through her illness, according to friend Joan Ranquet. She went to the hospital today for the second surgery doctors believe will help her beat the cancer, said Ranquet.

“She’s more worried about where that dog is than her own recovery,” Ranquet said. “She’s the type of person who will stay up all night with a horse and its owners if they need her too.”

The shy 4-month-old puppy was last seen walking near Bridges Westerman’s property at 26523 Old Pipeline Road with Bridges’ other dog last week. When only one dog returned to the house, Bridges and her friends scoured the neighborhood but did not find him. They suspect the dog may have been stolen because even though it has a blue collar with its home address on it and is microchipped, it still has not been returned.

Ranquet said the dog could be returned for a reward with no questions asked. Anyone who sees the 40-pound black and tan puppy can e-mail Bridges Westerman at DrDana@proequine-dvm.com.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:41 pm
2ND LINK INFO......

Friends of a Monroe woman who is battling breast cancer are looking for her microchipped and collared puppy, Escher, which they believe was stolen.

Dr. Dana Bridges Westerman, an equine veterinarian who has traveled to places like Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina to help save other animals, was given the German Shepherd by her husband to help her through her illness, according to friend Joan Ranquet. She went to the hospital today for the second surgery doctors believe will help her beat the cancer, said Ranquet.

“She’s more worried about where that dog is than her own recovery,” Ranquet said. “She’s the type of person who will stay up all night with a horse and its owners if they need her too.”

The shy 4-month-old puppy was last seen walking near Bridges Westerman’s property at 26523 Old Pipeline Road with Bridges’ other dog last week. When only one dog returned to the house, Bridges and her friends scoured the neighborhood but did not find him. They suspect the dog may have been stolen because even though it has a blue collar with its home address on it and is microchipped, it still has not been returned.

Ranquet said the dog could be returned for a reward with no questions asked. Anyone who sees the 40-pound black and tan puppy can e-mail Bridges Westerman at DrDana@proequine-dvm.com.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:51 pm
Diane L.,I was the one who felt it news worthy,because just one e-mail,just on forward can save and or find an animal,and that was my hopes to do when I did this C2NN.THIS IS A "CAUSE" "NEWS" STORY TO ME.And should the next caring person decide to do a C2NN for a missing,lost,stolen animal,I will be more than happy to send out e-mails and forwards to help that person.C2NN is to get the news "out" there to make people aware,to help each other in their time of need.
Special thanx to Bill,if people do not like C2NN move on to what does catch your interest.Your choice Diane to click or not to click.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:00 am
Yes, it is my choice, Dianne, but c'mon, seriously........pets end up missing every day. Are we going to have articles in Care.2 about every single missing pet? If this was a special dog with special training for a special needs person and it was indeed, stolen, that would be "newsworthy". While sad, again, this just isn't. You are not familiar with the area along "Pipeline Road" in Monroe............I am. It's very rural and hundreds of predators, including Bald Eagles live nearby. Why was a 4-month-old purebred puppy left alone, outside? This is Washington, not Florida. It's been cold, raining and windy for a month, and near Monroe, serious flooding.

I "get it" that many come into this site and comment about every single "note it" available. Many don't even read the article. Others read it must be WORTHY because somebody wrote it and somebody commented. All I'm saying is that Care.2 used to be about genuine, REAL causes and news stories. This one isn't. I could post a dozen stories about "missing" pets from the LOST fliers I just saw on the bulletin board at Petco. Pretty soon, people stop reading because they lack credibility. I'm NOT saying this contribution of yours lacks credibility, just that it isn't worthy of an article in Care.2. I clicked on it because of the "stolen" and the owner battling cancer thing ONLY.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:12 am
Yes the woman does have cancer and is missing her dog,that is all very devastating to anyone,and if just one of our e-mails of forwards helps her..then that is great and we sure can try like heck to help her.If you want other more worthy news from C2NN,please by all means put it out there.I put out what I think is important and if people want to read/note/comment on it...so be it,but I push on anyone or send it to anyone.
If an article is news worthy is an individual thing.
This woman has "real" cancer and a "real" missing/lost/stolen dog.An I believe by networking together we can help her.
 

Tanya W. (41)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:20 am
Just too sad that anyone would steal a family member - that is what any animal is that has a home!! Hope the two are reunited soon!
 

Val R. (230)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:35 am
Noted - thanks. Happy holidays!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:13 am
I ask the person who took the little puppy, "please return him to her, have compassion for this woman going through a very hard situation."
 

Bill K. (23)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:16 am
How can someone make a negative comment about an article like this? Oh wait, it's Christmas and she must be trying to play the antagonist's role in a Dickens novel.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:11 am
Hope the puppy is found safe and sound.

Noted. Thanks, Dianne.
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:56 am
Noted!~ Posted on Facebook!~ What a sad situation....positive thoughts for a safe return & for the caregiver!:)))
 

Amy E. (66)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:38 am
Noted. I hope he is returned safe and sound.
 

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:35 pm
I hoped they checked out the whole area properly. Don't know why people steal pups in America, but if its rural it could truly get stuck or maybe trapped for lots of pets get hurt by wildlife traps, or idiots using bullets in wrong places. Keep looking and listening, sure hope he's found in time
 

Dianne D. (453)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:28 pm
Hope all the news stations keep this on air so they find the person who stole the dog and they are prosecuted and the dog makes it back home.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:08 pm
Bill K., I realize your comment was meant for me, and sorry you don't "get it" that in my opinion, which I think I have a right to state, is that this is simply a lost/missing puppy situation and not worthy of an article in Care.2. From the statement made by the writer, herself, the puppy was not being watched or supervised before becoming "missing" (last seen walking near the property) and seems to me, because of the area (very rural, very heavily populated with predators and the fact the puppy is 4 months old), a bit irresponsible "handling" by the owner.

Now, having said that for hopefully the last time, Dianne D., there has been no mention of this on ANY of the news stations around here. We have an ABC, an NBC, a CBS and a FOX affiliate and none of them have said a single word about this. Maybe lost dogs are not considered worthy of being made a story on TV.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:28 pm
And, for anyone considering going out on a search for this pup, he's now been "missing" for more than a week in very, VERY nasty weather, in an area with a lot of flooding along the road on which he was last seen, AND Monroe is at the west nd of a major highway crossing the Cascade Mtns (Stevens Pass) which is now closed because of heavy snow.

At 4 months of age, his physical appearance will change weekly, and he probably doesn't look anything like the photo anymore. Unless he's a "bicolor", more than likely, he's much less dark and his ears are now erect. Don't be looking for a fuzzy, almost black pup with dropping over ears.
 
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