A three-year-old Labrador retriever named "Phineas," who is accused of biting a seven-year-old child in Salem, Mo., has disappeared from the veterinary clinic where he was being held, reported Sunday's Salem News Online.
An employee at the Dent County Vet Clinic, where the dog was being held, noticed that Phineas was missing on Saturday morning; there was no sign of forced entry to the clinic.
Phineas' guardians, Patrick and Amber Sanders, were scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to appeal a June 2012 ruling for the dog to be destroyed.
On Sunday afternoon, the following statement, with regards to Phineas' disappearance, was posted on the Save Phineas Facebook page:
This isn't good news, Phineas is missing from the Dent County Vet Clinic in Salem, Missouri. No signs of forced entry. This was confirmed this afternoon.
I don't know what to say other than, please pray for Phineas.
Dr. J.J. Tune, of the Dent County Vet Clinic, stated:
He is a good dog, and I think any court would see that,"
"I don't know why someone would have taken him."
Read more about the Phineas case at this link.
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