TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE: After more than 48 hours of searching, Trico has been reunited with his family.
A midtown Tulsa family is missing their four-legged friend. He's a rescue they've been fostering for over a year now.
"I'm having a really hard time," Laura Embry said. "I'm just worried, especially because he could get hit by a car."
Laura and Sam Embry took Trico into their home in May of 2018 when he was only six months old.
"He's very sweet, very fearful and timid," Laura said. "He loves people, once he gets comfortable with you. He's super sweet. He's never been aggressive, but he's very cuddly, very sweet."
As they got to know Trico he warmed up to them, it wasn't long before he started wagging his tail so hard he would break skin.
The vet calls it happy tail syndrome, and on Monday, the vet removed Trico's tail.
"He's still got this cone thing around his neck too, it's like an inflatable," Laura said. "And that's really like our only identifier from him right now."
While at the vet near 51st and Harvard, the pup jumped their six foot privacy fence.
She says the vet, Facebook friends, and family searched for Trico all day on Tuesday.
"Someone said they saw him around 11 yesterday get clipped on the highway but he was still walking, he was okay," Laura said. "He was limping but he was still okay."
2 Works for You went out with Laura and Sam to help them post flyers around town.
"I want him to stay warm, I wonder if he's going to wander in traffic," Sam said. "I just don't want him to die, i don't want him to get killed."
Trico was last spotted near 71st and Yale. The family says they will keep looking.
"My biggest concern is that he's injured. From what we've heard, he already had an injury so he's already weakened," Sam said. "It's cold and raining. This is no weather for a dog to walk around all night in."
The local vet sent us a statement:
"We care passionately about all of our patients and their owners. We take their care and well being very seriously and are deeply saddened that Trico ran away. Our staff and doctors have been working tirelessly with Trico's family and the local pet community for the last 24 hours to find Trico and bring him home. Trico was last seen wearing an inflatable e-collar and has had a recent tail amputation due to injury. If you see Trico or know anything about his whereabouts, please contact us at 918-743-1080. Additionally, you can contact Tulsa Animal Control or any of the midtown and/or emergency vet clinics to help reunite Trico with his family."
If you have spotted Trico, please call 918-637-0329, or 918-344-2523.
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