I sure hope Molly is found soon. How SAD! It is SO cold out. I pray someone finds her safe and is returned home. Please keep us updated.
'Molly' not taken by Caddy driver, but still missing in Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 27, 2011 - 6:33pm
Le Roy resident Ed Spink has spent the past four days knocking on doors looking for his 16-year-old cocker spaniel, "Molly."
Initially, Spink feared that a young man in a black Cadillac had stopped near a car wash in Le Roy and taken the dog. But it turns out the Caddy driver was local businessman Tim Walton, who tried to capture the dog because it was running in and out of traffic on Route 5, but the dog ran into a wooded area.
Spink's father takes care of the dog on weekdays, Spink said, and had the dog when it escaped.
"She must have gotten disoriented," Spink said.
Walton, who owns Pink Gorilla Tees, on East Main Street, Batavia, was with his girlfriend, Jenna Hubbard, when they spotted the lost dog. Walton shared the following description of events:
"We were driving down Route 5 and there was traffic backed up a few cars and another couple was in the road chasing a soaked and mud-covered dog that was running back and forth in traffic. I got out to help them and the dog got away from the traffic for a few seconds."
As the other couple left, the dog proceeded to turn around again toward the road.
"I was nervous that he would run back into traffic and get hit. I had a dog bone from my puppy in the car that I used to hopefully get him to come to me as I followed him up the hill towards an apartment complex. He would turn around and start to come to me until he got within a few feet then he would turn around and jog away. It seemed like a friendly dog and I was just hoping that I could get close enough to read his tags but the dog wouldn't allow it."
Walton followed the dog all the way up the hill until he walked into the wooded area next to the complex.
"At that point there was nothing else I could do. I just wanted to make sure he was safe and wasn't likely to wander back into traffic.
Spink said somebody told him the dog was spotted yesterday near the Kwik Fill on Route 5 in Le Roy, but he still hasn't been able to find the dog.
Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Molly can call Ed at 585-797-3731.