Until you hear, as a dog lover, my heart always hopes for good news when it comes to lost dogs. Sadly that isn't the case for Bert, the lost Chihuahua. He'd been lost since October 7 near Fort Funston, and his Addison's Disease made his search and recovery all the more urgent. His body was found Saturday October 20. Grateful Dog Rescue just made the announcement:
Our lovely little Bert's body was found Saturday morning in the dunes of Ft Funston by a dog walker. We waited until now to make the announcement until we were able to notify all of the people that were closest to Bert. RIP little guy!
October 15, 2012
Bert is a 7 pound chihuahua mix. He is mostly dark brown with tan markings on his face / legs. When he went missing he was wearing a blue collar and tags. He is micro-chipped. Bert has a rare immune disease – Addison's Disease (same disease that President JFK had) – and needs medication daily.
Bert disappeared at Fort Funston in San Francisco over a week ago (October 7). He was spotted at several locations in South San Francisco: Martin Elementary School (Hillside Boulevard and Spruce Avenue); Chestnut Avenue and Grand Avenue; and Grand Avenue and Linen Avenue.
He has also been tracked as far south as San Bruno Avenue East near 101 South (more than 12 miles from Fort Funston – click here for map link).
We believe that he is still in the area and he is scared.
Please help by calling 415-672-1343 or Peninsula Humane Society at 650-340-7922 if you see him.
Please do not chase him as he may bolt and put himself in danger.
For more information and photos, go to http://gratefuldogsrescue.org/bert-is-lost