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Woman goes to extremes to find missing dog


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Losing a pet is painful. Now one woman is going to extreme lengths and getting help finding her missing dog from a Good Samaritan who donated $3,000 for a reward.

Michele Rohrer says she was devastated to find that her 4.5-pound chihuahua Squirt had escaped from a small opening in their fenced in backyard May 22.

Days after posting missing fliers with a reward for $1,000, a Good Samaritan, who wishes to stay anonymous, came forward and quadrupled Rohrer's reward money, for a grand total of $4,000.

Unfortunately, all tips have led to dead ends, and no dog.

Now Rohrer says she is resorting to extreme measures to get her beloved squirt back in her arms.

"I'm not giving up my search efforts," Rohrer said. "I have hired dog trackers, a pet psychic and a calling service that calls houses in the area, put up posters, created a Facebook page for her, done anything I can think of."

Rohrer rescued Squirt after he was diagnosed with a liver condition that his previous owners could not care for. Since then she has formed a special bond with the tiny dog, and says she misses him dearly.

Rohrer asks anyone with information on Squirt to contact her at 910-232-6577 or Atlantic Animal Hospital at 910-256-2624.

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Hopefully someone did pick up the dog I do not know what area of town this little dog ran away in but a dog that size being gone that long.I remember when I was about 8 years old a little dog followed me home from school and walked right in the house no collar no id. he was such a friendly little dog that in no time he was part of the family which pretty cool because we had a big family, I can still remember that dog 42 years later and the day the owner came by and picked him up. the younger kids in the family me included were upset and angry that this mean lady came and got our new best friend. My Dad set us down and explained to us that we should be happy for the fun we had and the time we spent with "Pedro" (that's what we called him) And be happy that we could return someones pet to them because it was the right thing to do. so we dried our eyes and tried to be as grown up as possible. Is there a moral? I don't know but thinking of this I sure do miss my dad.
I hope everything turns out well for squirt one way or another.


I sure hope he turns up. Makes a good case for a microchip, sure is a lot cheaper. Hindsight 20/20

How do you know it's not microchipped?

A microchip is only useful if a concerned citizen brings the dog to a veterinarian's office or animal control, somewhere that has the capability of scanning the animal to see if it has an identifying chip.

If someone intentionally STEALS an animal, they are not likely going to bring the dog around town to have it scanned for a microchip. So it would not matter if the animal were microchipped or not.


That is a, funny, name for a dog. I'm hoping that he is home, again, soon.

Wilmington Observer


I hope and pray Squirt will be reuinited to his Mama.

What is the facebook page or website?

I have a chihuahua and it breaks my heart everytime I see the posters on our walk.

I pray God protects Squirt where ever he is.

Does Squirt have a chip?

There is a postcard service that mails to targeted areas which is good for finding long term lost pets.

I've used which sends out calls to a radius of the area and I can attest it works which helped me to find my brother's dog.


My girlfriend has a chihuahua and she attends to the dog while it does it's business outside. There are birds of prey, and crooked humans that care nothing about $4,000 and will take your dog while you are busy with other chores. There's a moral here, as well as people who just have a kid to have a kid....If you can't care for it, don't have it, or buy it in this case. The pound has plenty to adopt. Visit them and save a dogs life in the process.


Thank you, WWAY, for putting Squirt's story on the air. She needs to make her way home to her family.

$5 says that dog was swiped

$5 says that dog was swiped by a hawk.

Lady I sure hope you get

Lady I sure hope you get your dog back, it would take the lowest form of life to knowingly keep someone's loved pet, if they would, they would keep your kid, hopefully Squirt is just wandering around and will be back with you soon.