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Keep Your Eyes Open, Riley Is Still Missing

Lost Milford dog could be anywhere.

Riley, is a 7 year old male, yellow Lab last seen on Halloween night between Forest Road and Orange Ave. in Milford. He was frightened by trick-or-treaters, and is very timid and skittish.

After looking for him for nearly two weeks, Riley's family got word that he amy have been seen near Treat Farm on Old Tavern Road in Orange on Thursday.

If you see him, the family asks that you please do not chase Riley, but call out, "Treats!" They are inconsolable in his absence, as "the Boy" is a beloved member of their family.

"Please call any time of the day or night at 203-878-4556, or 203-606-8234. Reward," said Riley's 'Mom' Carol LaPlante. "Thank you for helping to bring Riley home for the holidays."

Margaret Taylor November 27, 2011 at 03:53 PM
I'm glad you put up new signs. I was going to suggest that. New signs will call renewed attention. Even with all that you are doing to let people know about Riley, there are still many who have no idea. I only became aware when I picked up the lost pet 911 phone call. Yesterday was such a beautiful day outside, that I thought someone working on their yard or taking a walk surely would see him. I drove around the streets you mentioned in the afternoon and there were so many people, children, dogs out. I wondered how many know to look for your Riley.
Carol LaPlante November 29, 2011 at 03:46 AM
Margaret, Thank you again for driving around on your own time to look for Riley. At this time, my biggest concern (fear) is that the "looking out" for a missing yellow Lab named Riley will be old news. I've heard from people, and read about stories where Labs have survived in the elements for months. Some of these wandering dogs just showed up one day. Unfortunately, I have also heard of unscrupulous people who just claim the dog as their own. Then again, some set their "new" pet to roam again when they do not want to care for them anymore. We are realistic in our knowledge that Riley might have been hit by a car, or that he might have lost his life in some other way. Yet, as his devoted owners, we are not ready to accept the worst case scenario. Riley is in his prime; healthy, up-to-date on all of his shots, and a gorgeous Lab who is our sweet friend. Thank you, Margaret, for helping us to keep Riley's story an on-going one. Bless you. Carol LaPlante
Margaret Taylor November 29, 2011 at 05:19 AM
You are certainly welcome. Each day that is warm with no rain, is another day that Riley could survive outside. I wonder if there is a way to use another dog to track Riley's scent, like they do for missing people?
Margaret Taylor December 10, 2011 at 05:48 AM
Any news on Riley??
Carol LaPlante December 12, 2011 at 02:39 AM
Dear Margaret, It continues to get more and more difficult to live without knowing what has happened to our Riley. Life is not the same without the big golden boy bringing a smile to our hearts. My family is heartbroken so it is very hard for me to write about the boy. We are keeping the faith, and we are continuing to look. Sincere kudos to so many who are still looking for Riley, especially to the folks at Pickles who have called us several times to update our posters at their store. To anyone who has never loved an animal, any kind of animal, it must seem dramatic to grieve, but to anyone who has counted God's creatures as a companion, friend, and family member--you get it. Thanks again for caring, Margaret. Wishing all of you good people a blessed holiday season. Carol LaPlante

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