Montreal’s skilled girls’s hockey group, enterprise house owners and anxious neighbours are all pitching in to discover a misplaced pet named Frankie.
The 14-week-old rescue canine went lacking final Saturday afternoon in what was a matter of seconds. Frankie ran by way of the streets of the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood towards a shipyard.
“She took sort of one paw on and just backed out and slid out of her harness and took off,” mentioned Trish O’Neill, who was visiting household within the metropolis when the incident occurred.
Frankie belongs to the sister of Kristin O’Neill, a ahead on Montreal’s new PWHL group. The whole household got here in from Ontario to place up posters and search the world to search out the misplaced pooch.
“It’s definitely a sad and difficult situation,” Kristin O’Neill mentioned in an interview Tuesday.
When the skilled athlete shared a photograph of her sister’s lacking pet on-line, “basically the whole team” confirmed up at her condominium. That is the place Frankie first took off from Trish O’Neill’s grasp.
“We all divided and conquered and tried to put up posters in different areas,” Kristin O’Neill mentioned. “And search maybe in little hiding spots that she might be in. So it was really nice from them all.”
The posts have made the rounds on-line, too. Team captain Marie-Philip Poulin shared a photograph of Frankie to native Facebook teams, asking folks to maintain a watch out.
The pet belongs to her large sister Meghan O’Neill. The short-haired canine from Mexico was initially being fostered however the household and their resident canine rapidly fell in love together with her.
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Frankie was formally adopted round Christmas, and he or she is described as small and tremendous candy. She’s additionally skittish and scared of individuals.
“We love her a lot and we’re very concerned,” Meghan O’Neill mentioned of her canine.
Frankie, who weighs fewer than 15 kilos, was carrying a coat when she fled. But with winter removed from over in Montreal, her household is apprehensive and asking the general public for assist.
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“She’s supposed to be getting a new start here from her days in Mexico,” Meghan O’Neill mentioned.
Not solely have the O’Neill clan combed by way of the world and shipyard alongside the PWHL hockey group, however strangers have since come out to assist. Local companies have additionally put up posters to unfold the phrase.
“I just think it’s great to see everyone being so supportive. People around the community are really helping out,” Kristin O’Neill mentioned, including she was touched by her fellow hockey gamers’ kindness too.
“My teammates here have helped a lot.”
The household is asking Pointe-Saint-Charles residents to look of their backyards, alleyways and different potential heat spots the place a pup may conceal.
Anyone who sees the skittish pup is urged to not strategy her however as an alternative take some footage, be aware the situation and depart meals for Frankie. They are additionally requested to contact the Montreal SPCA or the police, which have each been alerted to Frankie’s disappearance.
“We want to bring Frankie home,” Kristin O’Neill mentioned.
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