CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A family is worried and heartbroken, but they continue to search for their lost dog in Douglas County.
"Jack," the miniature husky, didn't run away from his Castle Rock home. He broke free while getting neutered at a local vet. Now his family is offering $1,000 for his return.
Jack was at the Cherished Companions Animal Clinic last week for the procedure, while his family took a short vacation. It was during that vacation that the Legrotte family was told that Jack broke free from his harness while on a walk.
"When we were saying goodbye for the week, we certainly weren't expecting to say goodbye for longer than that," says father and husband Craig Legrotte.
A spokesperson for Cherished Companions says, "It was an accident, but we take full responsibility."
The Legrotte's and members of the community have searched an area on the east side of I-25, south of the animal hospital.
The family says there have been some sightings of the little dog, so, they are not giving up hope.
They have set traps that they check every day.
Craig Legrotte carries a squeaky toy and calls Jack’s name as he walks in hopes the dog might respond to the familiar noise or voice.
The family has set up a Facebook page: Please Help Us Find Jack