A few months ago, my family and I moved out to the country–and when I say country, I mean way out, the kind of place where directions include phrases like “go past the tractor crossing sign” and “look for the donkey on the right.” It’s quiet and serene, the kind of place where people live spread out, with plenty of room for their families to grow and their dogs to run. Unfortunately, someone in my community has lost a member of his family: Chris Herron’s beloved cinnamon husky, Max, disappeared from his home on Meadows Town Road in Leicester, northwest of Asheville. Max hasn’t been seen since January 22, and since then, his family has put up billboards, signs, and hundreds of flyers in hopes of finding him.
Facebook has been flooded with pictures of the missing dog, and countless people have shared photos of dogs who looked like Max, but sadly weren’t him. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such dedication from a family looking for their missing pet, and so even though I don’t know them, I said I’d try and help get the word out.
Max is less than two years old and weighs 65 pounds. He has a cinnamon-colored coat, his eyes are two different colors, and his face has distinctive white markings. Chances are, Max is still near home, but his family fears he may have been taken by people who want to use him in dog fights. This area is known for its beautiful scenery, and it’s possible too that some unsuspecting passer-through thought Max was a stray and decided to take the beautiful dog home, wherever that may be. Max could be a mile away from his home in Leicester, or halfway across the country. Wherever you are, please take a look at these photos or visit Max’s web site for more information. And especially if you’re local, please share this post. Max’s family misses him terribly, and they just want him home. There is a $1000 reward offered for Max’s return. If you’ve seen him, please call 828-242-5469. Thanks, friends.