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Military family, in the midst of relocating, searches for lost dog

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On July 28, in Ft. Stewart, Ga., a military family's beloved dog disappeared in Ft. Stewart, Ga. The dog, a three-year-old Labrador retriever mix named "Finn," ran off after something frightened him. Unfortunately, the dog escaped and no one was able to capture him before he disappeared.

Less than a year ago, Finn was adopted from an abusive situation by Brittany Piel and her family. Prior to being adopted, Finn had spent his life on a chain; his collar was embedded and his parasite infested body showed the effect of neglect. Initially, Finn was a fearful dog, but he blossomed in his loving new home and became a treasured member of the family.

At the time that Finn disappeared, his guardians had been visiting relatives in the area. The Piel family is currently in the middle of a duty station change from Ft. Benning, Ga., to Ft. Bragg, N.C., and they desperately need to find their dog.

A Facebook page has been established to help with the search effort, and fliers are being put up in the vicinity that Finn disappeared from. Since Finn's disappearance, there have been several sightings. The most recent sighting took place this week at the intersection of Old Sunburry Road and 144, across from the Range Control Headquarters building heading towards the gas station.

The individuals who are involved in the search effort have implored anyone who sees the dog to not pursue him or even call his name as it will likely make him bolt again. If anyone spots Finn, the are asked to call 912-222-8314 or 912-321-9296.

Specific details of note: Finn is micro-chipped and is wearing a blue collar. He is black with a small white patch on his chest and weighs approximately 80 lbs.

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