“George” the Great Pyranees went missing Jan. 29 in Grande Prairie. He is identified as a service dog and his owners are appealing to the public for his safe return.
Mike Marchi’s Facebook
Efforts to locate a beloved missing service dog continue. The Great Pyrenees “George” went missing in Grande Prairie the evening of Jan. 29 around 5:30 p.m. His owner, Mike Marchi, said he believes someone stole the dog from his backyard (in the area of 113 Avenue and 101 Street).“Waiting for the phone to ring or watching the internet for some word on where my Georgey boy is is one of the most [painful feelings I’ve] had in a long time it eats you up inside,” Marchi wrote in a Facebook post Feb. 21. “Why someone would steal [someone’s] partner is [beyond] me. I love and miss him so much its [tearing me to pieces[ not knowing if he’s safe or not.”Authorities describe the dog as:• White Great Great Pyrenees breed with thick fur• Approximately 150 lbs• Reported to be a service dog• Name is GeorgeMarchi and others have created several social media posts and pages across in an effort to locate the dog. “Help Find George” on Facebook has over 1,500 members from different provinces who have posted potential sightings and messages of support.There is a reward for the dog’s return. If you spot the dog, contact Marchi, the City’s bylaw department or your local RCMP detachment.