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Female Aussie Shepherd Missing in Redding

Laura Lanehart's six-year-old dog Belle ran off Sunday night after hearing fireworks.

Redding: A neighbor needs your help. 

On Sunday night, around 9:51 p.m., received a call that fireworks were being shot near Werf Drive. Laura Lanehart, who lives on Picketts Ridge Road, said the fireworks frightened her six-year-old dog, Belle, who then got scared and ran away.

She "ran off on Sunday night due to neighbors shooting off fireworks. It wasn't even the 4th of July," Lanehart told Patch. "We always keep the pets in around the 4th, but we were totally unprepared for Sunday's pyrotechnics. She is very scared of thunder storms and fireworks. She is my best girl and has been with me through thick and thin."

Lanehart described Belle as spayed, about 45 pounds, medium-sized with a medium-length coat. 

"She is part of my family," Lanehart said.

Those with any information or possible sightings of the dog should contact the Redding Animal Control Officer at 203-938-2525.

Henry Cavillones July 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I just moved into the area over on Picketts Ridge Road and heard the fireworks too. Ill keep my eyes peeled for your dog. I really hope you guys reunite.
The Mirror July 26, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Any sightings or updates on Belle? Please don't give up hope!
Laura Lanehart July 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Thank you but no Belle yet. I was out searching until the storm hit last night. So please tell everyone to keep their eyes open. I'd do the same for you!
Laura Lanehart July 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Thank you Henry. She's still out there somewhere. After last nights' storm I am praying she found shelter and is okay. Appreciate you keeping your eyes open.
Laura Lanehart July 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM
No Belle yet. I am praying and searching still.
The Mirror July 27, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Laura - what part of Pickett's Ridge are you on? Over near George Hull Road or further towards Ridgefield? I was looking along Starrs Plains Road yesterday and the day before as I was driving, and I'll go out tonight to look for sweet Belle again after work. Keep the faith....
Laura Lanehart July 27, 2012 at 07:14 PM
You are very kind to do this. I would do the same for you :) We live between George Hull and Starrs Plain Road, down a long driveway and in the back woods there. Any help is very much appreciated.Driving and watching, looking for a flash of white in the woods-anything. But still no calls of any sighting, just some very nice people like you wanting to help.
CB July 27, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Laura, I live right on the Ridgefield line and will keep my eyes peeled and also go out to look. I am keeping my fingers crossed and pray you find her!

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