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Arkansas tornado dog: BOLO for small dog taken from Mayflower by state police

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UPDATE REUNITED

Has anyone seen this little guy? This Facebook thread tells the story of Rocky, who was taken from Mayflower by the Arkansas State Police.

Mayflower was one of the hardest areas hit on April 27 when tornadoes tore through Arkansas leaving several communities leveled.

His owners lived off of Dam road in Mayflower. He is not in Mayflower or in Maumelle at any of the designated locations. If you know where he is please contact Heather Grizzle via Facebook so she can help get him back to his family.

At least Rocky's owner knows he made it out. One problem is safe or found dogs aren't only in the homes of the people who wanted to keep them safe. They're scattered throughout the area, leaving owners to search for their beloved lost pets.

This Facebook group page is assisting, with information on rescue groups, where to have pets scanned or treated and other up to date information. Residents who find an animal are asked to hold onto it until it's owner is located.

You can contact the above group to report any lost or found pets. They have an excellent system in place, keeping track of the lost, found and deceased pets in this hard-hit community.

Please leave a phone number where you can be reached. Don't depend on people being able to reach you on Facebook.

Also remember to be very careful who you release a "found" pet to. Sadly, in other disasters, people have taken advantage of the situation and taken custody of pets that did not belong to them.

People who have lost everything don't need to deal with nefarious folks also.. These disasters bring out people who scam, so please beware.

Examiner articles are updated and private info removed after pets are reunited with family.

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