Georgetown family pleads for safe return of their dog believed to have been stolen

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Moose, missing since December 20, 2019 – Photo provided by Paula Carroll, Georgetown

A Georgetown family is pleading for the safe return of their yellow Lab “Moose” who they say was stolen from their property a week ago.

On Friday, Dec. 20, the same day Moose went missing, two witnesses reported seeing a person struggling to place a yellow Lab inside a vehicle on the side of the road near the property of Paula Carroll, who lives off Redden Road and is Moose’s owner.

“Moose is a senior dog, he’s 14, and he’s been with the family forever,” Carroll said. “He’s a loving dog and he belongs here.”

Moose is a yellow Labrador, weighing roughly 95 lbs, with a softball sized cyst located under his left arm.

In an interview with WGMD’s Rob Petree, Paula Carroll explains…

Several yellow Labradors have been reported missing in 2019, including Ace who belongs to an Ocean View family and has been missing since September.

“We just want them to bring him home,” Carroll said, pleading to the person who she believes stole her dog. “Even if they can arrange a drop off somewhere, if they want to stay anonymous, we don’t care, we just want him home. This is where he belongs.”

If anyone has any information on Moose’s whereabouts, they’re asked to contact police or the family at (302) 841-1499 or via Facebook.

WGMD News has reached out to Delaware State Police for further details concerning the reports suggesting that the dog was stolen.