Missing dog found; put down after 2 year search

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – In 2018, one Odessa family’s dog went missing.

“He was let out to use the bathroom and when we went to feed him for lunch he was gone,” stated Jenees Rodriguez, a friend of the owners.

Roscoe was just 6 months old when he went missing in West Odessa. Rodriguez describes Roscoe as the type of puppy to stay within sight and “He wasn’t that typical type of dog. He was still a puppy. So, he went out in the yard and played but he would always come back and sleep because he slept ninety percent of the time he was in the shop,” said Rodriguez always relaxing.

Roscoe before he went missing. Courtesy: Jenees Rodriguez

The family and Rodriguez could only fear Roscoe had been taken. Hoping that he was in the arms of a loving family.

“We knew somebody had to have taken him because Roscoe never went anywhere. He stayed in the yard or went home. The owners lived across the street so he would walk home or he would walk back to the shop,” stated Rodriguez.

Rodriguez didn’t give up. Every morning she had a routine of checking Facebook pages to see if Roscoe’s picture would turn up. Then one Sunday morning, she found his picture.

“When I opened up my Facebook and I went onto my regular Facebook sites, his picture was the first one there and I was like ‘that’s Roscoe,'” said Rodriguez.

“I immediately posted, ‘please, contact anybody you know at OAC and tell them do not put this dog to sleep because that’s Roscoe. He has an owner. He has a family,'” stated Rodriguez.

But the family and Rodriguez were too late. Odessa Animal Control picked up Roscoe with severe cuts and swelling on his head. OAC had to put Roscoe down sometime over the weekend. Years of searching on Facebook and all over West Odessa had come to an end.

“He was taken from West Odessa and he was also found by animal control in West Odessa and that’s what’s hard for everybody right now. Knowing that he was so close to home,” said Rodriguez

A Go-Fund-Me has been setup to cover cremation expenses and since then, the goal has been reached. Any additional money will go toward a reward for information on Roscoe’s disappearance.

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