Today we have a very important mission! We need to get a recent sighting so that we can start Karin’s super talented dogs on a lead to get closer than ever before to our elusive little Andy! Obviously Karin and her team will have to go home eventually ( though we would all like to keep them forever 🙂 ) so we have little time to work with.
We have a target area that needs coverage, flyers, talking to people in the area, etc… Anyone that has so generously offered to help in anyway is invited to email Julia and she (very generously) has offered to keep track of where we all need to go and get his cute face out there!!
Julia can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much, hoping for some action on the phone lines today!!
Private Investigator and Missing Dog Expert Karin TarQwyn and her amazing team of tracking dogs have arrived in Connecticut and started the search for Andy today.
Following are the updates she posted throughout the day on Andy’s Facebook page. Go Karin!!!
We began our work today at the place where Andy escaped. This beginning gives us a baseline as well as a feel for what happened that night. Andy ran north across the fields and up to the church and across the parking lot. He then turned onto the road and began traveling to the Southeast. It is likely that he was still in a bolt and run mode at the point where we pulled Cade our lead dog up and returned so we would could begin checking sightings.
WE proceeded the two most recent sightings using Brodie and the three other tracking dogs. All the dogs said the same thing… they could not detect Andy’s scent at the Wilton Rd./33 sighting or at the Pink Cloud sighting. These sightings were other dogs… not Andy.
DISCOVERY!!! On two separate occasions, the camera picked up what looked like a corgi rear end and then also corgi ears. WE proceeded to those locations and lo and behold… Cade picked up Andy’s scent at the first location and Brodie and Cade picked his scent up at the second location… So…. the Corgi butt and corgi ears… belonged to Andy!!!! Onward and upward… we began to track.
WE tracked through briars and creeks, down streets and apartment buildings, from dumpster to dumpster and back into the woods. WE tracked the elusive little corgi for over 2 miles ending our day in a wooded area with arbitrary fencing and obstacles that was difficult for both humans and tracking dogs to get around. Together we worked over 7 hours today and learned how Andy is traveling. It is likely he is moving at night and then using the cover of woods and open spaces to get from one place to another. We learned alot today but it is likely that we are still at least a week behind Andy. Based on our work today, it is possible that he has been in some areas more than once but over all… this is not his pattern. He continues to move from place to place… not staying anywhere for very long.
Tomorrow… due to the density of the woods and the close proximity of one wooded area to another, we will have to begin where we left off today. AS we will now be just tracking, unless we get a sighting 🙂 , we should be able to move faster. My thanks to Suzanne, Tom, Julia and Michael for each taking on responsibilities so we could keep tracking while keeping the tracking dogs, PACO and humans safe. Tomorrow… its back to the woods…
Thank you all so much for making this auction a HUGE success!! We raised $7,492.00!!
For the people who won items (see Winners List below) in the Auction for Andy, here is how to make your payment and receive your item(s).
Hi everyone, it’s Noelle…the Auction for Andy is now live! Please visit Andy’s Facebook page and click the link on the left side of the page titled “Auction for Andy” (under the Donate link). The auction will run starting Friday 2/17 at 8pm through Sunday 2/19 ending at 12 midnight ET. A big thank you to all of the wonderful people who donated items!!! Happy bidding!!!
Hi Everyone! It’s Noelle…just wanted to let you know that the benefit auction for Andy will start tomorrow, Friday 2/17 at 8pm and will run through Sunday 2/19 ending at 12 midnight ET. I will post a reminder when the auction starts and let you know how to access it on Facebook.
We have had an amazing show of support and donations for the auction and will have lots of wonderful items to bid on. Mark your calendars…you don’t want to miss this!
Thank you all so much!
This is a post by Noelle, the web designer who manages this website…
Hello everyone! A fundraising auction is being coordinated by some wonderful people in Andy’s Facebook community to help Jordina and Michael raise funds for their search for Andy. Jordina just found out about the auction today and is so humbled and thankful for the amazing community of people behind her search for Andy.
You’ll need a smartphone with a free QR Code Reader. If you don’t have a reader, simply access your phone’s app marketplace and search for QR code.
To scan the code, open your QR Code Reader and point your phone at the code like you’re going to take a photo of it. Once you scan the code, it will automatically link you here to Andy’s website. You can then add the contact number to your cell (for quick access if you spot Andy!), download Andy’s poster, access his Facebook and Twitter pages, and stay up-to-date by signing up for the blog.
To save the graphic, simple right-click the image and save to your computer. It’s easy and another way to get the word out and help bring Andy home! Thanks everyone for your support 🙂