Puppy missing on streets of Bangor

Posted May 11, 2012, at 9:28 a.m.
Last modified May 11, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A puppy is missing on the streets of Bangor after bolting from its family Wednesday night.

Rooster, a 6-month-old Aussie mix, escaped Wednesday night from the Petco on Stillwater Avenue, according to a dog rescue organization called Pack Life. The organization says Rooster is probably very scared and recommends against yelling at him or trying to chase him. Instead, scooch down low and call him calmly or pretend to jog away to see whether he will chase. Rooster also likes other dogs and may be willing to greet a dog before a person.

Pack Life has set up dog food stations in the area and asks that they be left alone. They are being checked multiple times a day. The organization has notified local authorities, shelters and veterinarians but as of Thursday night there were no reported sightings of the dog.

Anyone who sees Rooster is asked to call Cassie at 754-5757 or email cassandra@packlife.org.