Roger and Annemarie Horowitz are desperate to find their Dog. They recently adopted Ollie after he was shot by his previous owner with a shot gun. Ollie still has 23 pellets in his back. On March 30th, Roger was out taking Ollie for a walk when the sound of a car backfiring startled the dog and he broke free from his leash and bolted.
Intially they were enouraged by police to hang fliers to help locate the missing dog. So they, along with dozens of volunteers began hanging them around the city. The family was left shocked when they received a phone call from police stating that if they did not take down their fliers it could result in a fine of up to $750,000. They had no choice but to remove every poster in the city, even though they had not found their lost friend. A spokesman for the D.C. police department said that violations can result in a $300 fine. It is unclear if that is per flier or not.
“It’s kind of this big unknown, of what can we do next? “What should we do to find our dog?”
The Horowitz family was left uncertain about where their dog could be and what has happened to him. So naturally the next step was to launch a social media campaign titled #FindOllie in an effort to reach as many people as possible.
Here is a video of the event and the plea from the Horowitz family to help find their dog.