A lot of wonderful and kind people have been asking how they can help us find Marisol. We really appreciate it, and we’ll keep this page updated with whatever help we’re actively looking for.
This may seem counter intuitive, but the first thing that we ask is that you not go out and search for Marisol yourself. She has been missing for 3 weeks now, which means she’s no longer behaving like a house dog but like the street dog we originally rescued. She is not aggressive but likely trying to stay safe by hiding. She is avoiding areas when foot traffic increases and moving into quieter spots. We really need her to feel safe and stay put so that we can find her.
If you don’t normally go to the Fells, please don’t change your pattern just to search for Marisol. Although we appreciate the sentiment, it is highly unlikely that she’ll come out, and the increase in traffic might accidentally drive her away.
So what can you do to help?
(1) Postering. We’ve put together a “Marisol Street Team” for our targeted outreach efforts (like our day of handing out mini-flyers at various entrances to the Fells or asking businesses with community boards to post a flyer). If you would like to be informed about those, you can sign up here. We’ve posted a couple of flyering tips and guidelines here as well as the flyers themselves.
(2) Spread the word virtually. You can also help a great deal by posting this entry to Facebook, Twitter, your blog, a mailing list that you belong to, local community groups, etc. in order to let locals know that Marisol is still missing and that if they see her, they should call us right away and not try to chase her or call for her. I know this doesn’t feel like a big step, but we’ve heard from locals who heard about Marisol through friends in other states via Facebook, Twitter, etc. which is AWESOME.
Thank you so much for your help! We really appreciate it, and we’ve been seeing the effects of these outreach efforts — people are calling with sightings sooner than they used to, which is a huge step forward.