Most Recent Possible Sightings

Confirmed Sighting: May 9 2012, north Chevy Chase. [2011]December 11, neighborhood outside Colombia Country Club. October 20, Colombia Country Club. September 14, Candy Cane City and into Rock Creek Park. September 7 or 8, Brookville and Shepherd in Chevy Chase, and then back south on Connecticut to Chevy Chase circle (where she is getting water, we believe). August 28th, on Thornapple in Chevy Chase, and then headed south on Connecticut!

(For other sightings, see archive at the bottom of the page.)

Friday, May 6, 2011

400+ video views, 3000+ page views, new sights to search

Thanks go out to everyone who posted on facebook, tweeted, sent to listservs, and took other actions. The new video now has more than 400 views and this blog more than 3000 pageviews. Please keep spreading the word.

We have a couple new areas to search based on tips called in, emailed in, or seen out there on the web. A list of these include:

East of Brooklyn/Catholic University
A number of folks are helping out (see comments at  ) including John, who said:
 I passed this on to friends of mine who live near Catholic and have a dog so fingers crossed that they make see her
And Timothy who said:
I've just posted flyers in Main Hall at Trinity, and one will be posted in our gym as well, which has many members from the Brookland area. I've also emailed several staff members who all will be on the lookout!
Between Zoo and Woodley Park Metro
A woman contacted us today saying she saw Sass on a leash with someone during the week of April 8-15. We talked with her and although she described a heavier dog than Sass, she was pretty sure it was her. We think it unlikely that Sass would have let herself be picked up and happy to be on someone else's leash, but if this is true and someone has her (but not returned her), maybe now they will... especially if she's sited. There's lots of posters in that area. Here's some of what the sighter told us:
I would have seen her somewhere between April 8-15.  I cannot remember who she was with (man or woman) or even if the harness was on her (she was on a leash).  I'm fairly certain it was her as I think she's a funny looking dog - not a typical mix.  When I saw the missing posters, I remember commenting to my husband that we had seen that dog just a few days before.
At her suggestion, we've posted a message on the Cleveland Park listserv.

Rock Creek Cemetery
On the Prince of Petworth blog, Petworthian said:
my roommate saw a dog that looked like this one up near the Rock Creek Cemetery yesterday. I think he called you about it. He tried to catch her, but she was too skittish and kept running away. So folks living up that way should keep an eye out.
We never heard from this person in the end, but if folks could help with this area, that would be great. Other commenters on the blog offered to help out. For instance... CaptApollo said:
The staff at Trinity Washington University has been activated as part of the search team and a flier posted in our gym, which has members from the community. Fingers crossed!
And Saintzilla said:
I look everyday I’m running in Rock Creek Park, and I’ve told friends to do the same. We will find her!
Monrose Park (Georgetown Cemetery) and/or Glover Park
Someone emailed yesterday (May 4) the message below. We've tried to follow up, but have not been able to get in touch to talk with the person who sent it:
I became interested as I saw a begle in monrose park in georgetown by the cementery I'm then in one of my outings I heard two of my walker friends seeing sights of a beagle in glover park. Just a heads up, this was just today. Good luck
We're not quite sure what to do with this one.

As you might imagine, it's still very hard for us to look beyond the sadness of not having Sassafras with us, but the amount of support we're getting from many folks, most of whom are complete strangers, is simply astounding (in the best possible way). Thank you!

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