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Zara, German shepherd of deployed Soldier missing in Annapolis

Zara, German shepherd of deployed Soldier missing in Annapolis, urgent help needed
Zara, German shepherd of deployed Soldier missing in Annapolis, urgent help needed
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Efforts are underway and searchers are frantic over Zara, a beautiful black and tan German shepherd that bolted and ran into the woods on July 28, about 4:30 p.m. She was last seen running towards the woods on the left hand side of St. Stephen’s Church Road and Chesterfield Road in the greater Annapolis, Md., area.

Zara belongs to a deployed Soldier currently serving in Afghanistan. There is no information on how soon the Soldier is due to return, but Zara must be found before his boots get to U.S. soil. From Afghanistan he wrote:

"She is my world. Please, everyone use your contacts so I can see my girl when I come home.”

The party who was in charge of Zara during the Soldier’s deployment is asking for help. Please log on to the Facebook page: Help Bring Zara Home. Funds are being raised to hire professional dog trackers. A Go Fund Me account has been established; details and link on the Facebook page.

Zara was last seen wearing a bright pink collar with contact information embroidered on it. She is micro-chipped; she is also spayed. She might have been searching for her Soldier when she ran off.

Zara is friendly and loves to play with other dogs and toys.

Please contact Dogs on Deployment: DMV Chapter at if you have seen or have knowledge of this beautiful girl’s whereabouts in the greater Annapolis area.

Readers are reminded that dogs can travel far and fast. If you see a German shepherd that fits this description, please log on to the Facebook page provided or contact Dogs On Deployment and give as much information as possible.

It’s hard to imagine the heartbreak of not only losing Zara, but having to be the one to break the news to her Soldier before he comes home.

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