Every day dogs are lost, wander off, or otherwise disappear. But when we entrust the care of our dogs to others, we don’t expect they will break that trust and get rid of our beloved companions, either through neglect or downright nefarious actions.
But such seems to be the case with a beautiful 5 year old, micro-chipped, neutered male Great Pyrenees named Henry.
I have been reading about Henry and his Mom’s search for him for a number of months now on Facebook. She has a page called “Henry’s Tale – The Story of My Journey to Get Back Home,” which is dedicated to finding and returning him to her, and she has now even hired a private detective to help find him. Henry has been missing for 10 months, but Jen’s faith that she will someday find her dog and celebrate his return has never wavered. But here is his story in Henry’s own words:
My name is Henry. I am a 5 year old Great Pyrenees who has lived with my best friend Jen Peavler Bradley since I was 10 weeks old. That is until April 30, 2014 when she left me in the temporary care of a dog sitter. That was the last time I saw Jen. My caregiver refused to return me to Jen and gave me away. Like all Pyrenees I am very bonded with Jen and I am grieving for her almost as much as she is grieving for me. This is my story and I hope you share it and help me get back home.
I am posting this story in the hopes that readers of this blog will share his photos and story and help reunite these two great friends. No one should go through the anguish this woman is going through. I too had a dog stolen from me, when I was only a young child. But she was only gone for a few weeks, and was returned to us — probably because she was so miserable without us. But I remember the tears and anguish I felt at her disappearance, the hours and hours my mother trudged through the snow in hopes of finding her, and the calls my father made, trying to find who took her.
So far, no one has been able to find Henry, and the person who is alleged to have not only stolen him but then sold him has not suffered any repercussions.
I invite you to read about Henry. If you are on Facebook, please “like” Henry’s page and share information about Henry far and wide. He’s out there and someone knows where. Let’s see if we can help Jen get her big guy back home to her where he belongs.
Jen also has a Go Fund Me page. It includes the story of Henry and how he came to be missing:
****MISSING FROM BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA****
On April 30, 2014 Henry’s owner, Jen Peavler Bradley, left her 5 year old neutered male Great Pyrenees in the care of a “friend” for an agreed period of time. Jen thought Henry was going to be well taken care of during her absence. However, the “friend” re-homed Henry and he is still missing. It is believed that Henry was re-homed/sold sometime in May 2014. The “friend” knows where Henry is, but she is hiding behind the outdated animal laws in Indiana. She has admitted to deputies that she re-homed Henry, but unfortunately they have done nothing to help Jen bring her boy home. Henry is micro-chipped and registered to Jen through 24 Pet Watch. Jen is Henry’s rightful/legal owner. Since the judicial system has failed Jen, we have taken to social media hoping to reach that one person who may have some answers. Jen has also hired legal counsel and will be filing suit in circuit court against the woman who re-homed Henry, the woman’s sister (a vet), and the veterinarian’s office where the woman’s sister is employed for creating what we believe to be a paper trail so that Henry could be easily re-homed/sold. Jen would also like to hire a Private Investigator to help with the numerous sightings that Henry’s Facebook page receives on a daily basis. Jen needs help bringing this boy home! Please help if you can! Every $1 helps! JUSTICE FOR HENRY!!!
If you’ve ever had a dog stolen from you, you understand the anguish Jen is going through. Please share Henry’s story, and be looking out for him. At this point, he could be anywhere.