Mercer Island Police Shelter Lost Chihuahua

MIPD patrol officers found a lost Chihuahua at Homestead Park Tuesday and are temporarily sheltering him until they find the dog's owners.

A Mercer Island Police patrol on Tuesday made an unusual discovery near Homestead Park.

Police discovered a small, tan, male Chihuahua, possbily a puppy. He is a golden tan color, in great condition, but with no collar and he is not micro chipped.

Commander Leslie Burns said one of the department's staff members took the dog home overnight, and he's keeping the MIPD company today. Burns reached out to local media, including Mercer Island Patch, to help contact the owners of the lost Chihuahua.

"He is super friendly, very pretty and a good little guy, so I am sure someone is missing him greatly!" she said. "We do not want to send him to Animal Control, so are trying to keep him with us until we can find his family."

If you recognize the dog or know the pet's owners, please contact the Mercer Island Police Records Department at 206-275-7610, then press 7.

Kendall Watson November 01, 2012 at 04:58 AM
"Topo"'s owners have found him thanks to notices on Mercer Island Patch and the Mercer Island Reporter. Here's the latest from MIPD Cmdr. Leslie Burns: "The owner who works on the island saw the post today and called us. "Topo," which means "mole" in Spanish, was reunited with his dad this afternoon. His parents named him Topo, because when he was a puppy, we used to burrow under blankets like a mole. Topo's dad was encouraged to get a collar and tag on Topo as soon as possible."
Ken Urman, Real Estate Broker November 01, 2012 at 04:03 PM
So glad that Topo avoided being out in the cold over night or a trip to the animal shelter. Thanks MIPD for going the extra mile.


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