Owner J.J. Pierce was shopping at Home Depot in Pennsport on Oct. 9 when her Honda CR-V was stolen. That’s terrible enough.
What made it heart-breaking was Louie, an insanely adorable 2-year old black Lab mix with a white patch on his chest, was also inside the car as Pierce made a quick stop inside to make a copy of her house keys. After nearly a month of searching, Louie is still missing and now there’s a hefty $3,000 reward for those who can bring Louie back home.
It certainly hasn’t been for lack of effort. Ms. Pierce has set up a highly active and engaging Facebook Page called Help Bring Louie Home and has already set up three “Looking for Louie” events at Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine St. As of this morning, that page has over almost 12,000 “likes” and update posts routinely see over 1,000 “likes” each accompanied by hundreds of comments.
According to the Facebook Page, potential leads have been all over the region and even the state, going as far a Pittsburgh. Neighbors have banded together to flier just about every telephone pole in the city looking to catch the break that brings Louie home. They’ve even bought ad space on various digital billboards around the city, including Delaware Ave. and Poplar St.
The car was found on the 3600 block of N. Darien St. in N. Philadelphia on Oct. 14. Sadly, Louie wasn’t inside. Here’s the most recent Facebook post from Help Bring Louie Home:
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Louie are urged to contact Philadelphia’s 3rd District Police or J.J. Pierce directly through the Help Bring Louie Home Facebook Page.