By Gus Saltonstall
A call for help has been put out for a dog that has been lost in Central Park and the surrounding area for the last 11 days.
On November 25, Rosie, a three-year-old female mini goldendoodle, was startled by a noise and bolted from her pet sitter near East 75th Street and Fifth Avenue. In the days since, the dog has been spotted throughout Central Park and in nearby areas from East 75th Street and Fifth Avenue to 110th Street near Central Park West.
“I just want my baby back with me where she belongs,” owner Shira Meged, a family therapist who was away on a cruise when Rosie bolted, said. “Family is made up of more than just the people in our lives. I think many people in the community understand that.”
Rosie has a cream and dark apricot-colored coat with medium-length wavy fur. She stands around 16 inches tall, weighs about 24 pounds, and was last wearing a hot pink harness and a collar with Meged’s contact information.
She was most recently spotted on Central Park’s west side near the North Woods.
Meged, who has been spending 12 or more hours in the park daily herself, has hired a professional tracker to help her find her beloved dog. Fliers have also been put up on both the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, and neighbors have participated in searches.
If you do happen to stumble upon Rosie, you are asked to simply follow her quietly and called Meged immediately at 917-664-2899. Meged adds not to chase her or call her name.
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