The Hencker family, all of whom are deaf, rely upon their yellow Labrador retrievers to be their ears. CBS Local Los Angeles reported yesterday that the Riverside, California family has been searching for their missing dogs for two months - and they're growing desperate to find their beloved family members.
The eight family members, all of whom are deaf, are now seeking the public's help to find their missing dogs. Speaking through an interpreter, members of the Hencker family said that their yellow Labrador retrievers, Honey and Vanilla, ran away two months ago after digging a hole in under their fence.
“We just feel a loss,” John Hencker said. The loss is felt by every member of the family - but they hope that someone knows where their dogs are.
Honey and Vanilla acted as the "ears of the family." The dogs even once alerted them when a fire broke out nearby.
“We knew something was going on because of how the dogs were reacting, because of their behavior outside, but we didn’t know what it was,” John recalled. “We walked out and realized, Oh, there’s a fire out there. So, they alert us."
The family has visited local humane societies, search on Craigslist, and written "Lost 2 Labs" on their SUV. They have now created a Facebook page entitled “Help Bring Vanilla & Honey Home.”
Their Facebook page states: "Please help us find our two missing yellow Labrador retrievers. They are still missing or stolen. Our yellow Labrador retrievers took off from our backyard on Cayonwind Road and Mc Allister Street in Riverside since June 28th. They are 1 and 1/2 years old and microchipped. Their mircrochips are #865783 & 865784.
"We are overwhelmingly heartbroken and devastated. We really love and miss them so much. They belong to us, please send them back to us. Please look out for them. If you have seen them, contact me immediately."
Have you seen these dogs? Do you know who has them? If so, you can text the family at 951 543-6116 or email them at Debrarose 4 @aol. com. A reward will be offered.
Honey and Vanilla are sisters. Please take a look at their photos in the slideshow and share their story to help these dogs come home.
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