Missing / Stolen Anatolian Shepherd in Indiana

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  1. scout1

    scout1 New Member

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    Christmas at our farm was not merry this year. Our 4 year old Anatolian
    Shepherd went missing between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. EST yesterday
    (December 25.) She is a VERY LARGE (155 pounds and 31 inches) working
    female. Sophie is a fawn with a black mask. She has slight red and
    black tips to her coat--a few scars here and there. She was wearing a
    red collar when she disappeared. We are definitely of the opinion (as
    well as the local sheriff) that Sophie did not wander or stray off. We
    have searched the area to find any signs of her to no avail. Please
    understand that this girl does not leave her post except to rid the area
    of predators or carrion. The mixed breed (G. Shepherd/Rot) male that
    she works in tandem with is still on the premises--noticeably
    upset/distraught. He will not stay in his house, but was on our front
    porch in terrible wet, snowy weather preferring the safety of the front
    door to getting out of the inclement weather. This is definitely not
    normal behavior for Bear. He would not "face me" for several hours
    after her disappearance. If only he could talk.

    Sophie will advance on a threatening human and would alert and not allow
    a stranger to approach her, so she did not go willingly with anyone. I
    have found out that we have a problem in our area with dog "poachers"
    who seize "purebred/purebred looking" animals and "dispose" of them in
    various manners--none the least of which is dog auctions, labs, or fight
    rings. PLEASE CROSS POST THIS TO ANY AND ALL LISTS THAT MAY HELP ME GET
    HER RETURNED HOME. PLEASE CALL ME AT 812-486-5445 or email me at
    jolliffs@rtccom.net if you have ANY information about Sophie. While her
    size is her biggest identifying factor, she is very intelligent, and has
    had obedience training to supplement her guarding so she does lead and
    handle well.

    Lambing/kidding is in 6 weeks and I don't know what I'll do without her.
    Don't know what I'll do without her regardless--she's my baby girl!
    Thank you,
    Sara M. M. Jolliff
     
  2. What area or state did the dog go missing from?

    I guess I could look up the area code....
     
  3. EliNHunter

    EliNHunter New Member

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    This is so sad!!! area code 812 is just south of Indianapolis...
     

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