Owner asks for public’s help in leading Vernon dog home

Kasper is a rescue dog and spooks easily

Almost a week after going missing, efforts continue to bring a lost dog home.

Kasper, a great Pyrenees cross, escaped his East Hill home Aug. 21. The rescue dog has since been spotted and his owner is working hard to get him home.

“This evening we will be attempting to lead him home,” said Vanessa Robert, who has been helping Kasper’s owner Katelynn Cook.

Being a semi-feral dog, Kasper will not willingly allow anyone to touch him

Kasper has accepted Cook and a friend as trusted members of his pack.

“He will take food from us and he wants our company,” said Robert

Sedatives and traps have been tried, but so far efforts have been unsuccessful.

“The good news is that over the last week, we’ve built and earn his trust to the point where we can lead him places and we intend to lead him home. After consulting with a world-renown expert in Texas, we believe this is our best option.”

Using back roads and fields as much as possible, the pair hope to lead Kasper home for good today.

But there are a few things they are asking the public to do to help:

– Share this post so that people know we aren’t potential intruders when they see us slowly walking through their neighbourhood

– Slow down if you are driving past us

– Stay inside if we are walking near your house. Any opening window or door is enough to spook him

– Avoid looking at us. Any eye contact is perceived as a threat and watching us makes him feel hunted. Please ignore us and act as if we don’t even exist

“We also want to say thank you to the community for being so understanding as we’ve walked through yards, driveways and back alleyways. Thank you for sharing these posts so others know what’s going on and thank you for the outpouring of encouragement and support.”

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A local woman is eager to find her fur baby.

Katelynn Cook’s dog Kasper is missing from his East Hill home near Vernon Secondary School.

Kasper is a great Pyrenees cross.

Because he is a rescue dog, Cook asks that if anyone sees him to not approach him but call her at 250-540-9710.

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