Trained dogs used in search for missing greyhound, Ruby
A local dog has been on the run since November, but trackers are hot on her heels.
Ruby, a 10-year-old white female greyhound, ran away from her home in Allentown on Nov. 13. Since then, she has been spotted six times.
She was seen in Hellertown, Northampon Co., on Jan. 7. Now, she could be in the Richland Twp., Bucks Co., area.
The roaming canine's saga has attracted more than 1,300 followers on Facebook.
"It's overwhelming because you don't know where to start," said Beth Hoffman, Ruby's owner, adding that the amount of support from complete strangers is also overwhelming.
Those strangers have helped Hoffman search for Ruby and given her donations of $1,300 and counting to help pay for the search.
That was enough money to call in Lost Pet Professionals, of Connecticut. Jordina Ghiggeri is using three highly trained dogs -- Brodie, Nash and Ruckus -- to confirm Ruby sightings.
Ghiggeri is hoping to establish a pattern of travel and get out ahead of her with a poster campaign.
"In order to get her, we have to get her to stop moving. You know, we could follow her for months, but we need to know where she is going to be more regularly so we can move to capture," said Ghiggeri.
Hoffman said she thinks about that moment constantly and is thankful for the kindness of complete strangers, who could turn a thought into reality.
"She's my four-legged daughter," said Hoffman. "And I won't stop until I find her, until we find her."
For more information, check out "Ruby the lost greyhound" on Facebook.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
DA: Missing Lehigh County woman found dead; stepfather charged
Gunman opens fire inside barbershop; 4 people shot
Trucker charged with vehicular homicide in crash that killed 3 on I-78
Driver killed when car hits water treatment building
Black ice a travel concern into Black Friday
Snow forces postponement of Easton-Pburg football game
Jackknifed truck closes snow-covered road in West Penn
Forks Township woman charged in murder-for-hire plot
Barbershop owner on shooting victim: 'I just pray for him'
Man killed after being struck by vehicle in Bethlehem