Princeton community rallies together to search for lost Abbotsford dog

Search is on for a lost snickerdoodle

Princeton is proving there are no bounds to caring as the community helps search for a lost dog.

In this case, though, the lost pup isn’t a local. Mordy, a large white labradoodle from Abbotsford, went missing in Princeton in late August.

Owner Angie Palfrey said Mordecai (Mordy) went missing on the afternoon of Aug. 26.

“Our niece was driving home with him after a visit in Penticton,” she reported on Facebook. “He is a very shy, skittish white labradoodle. He wears a red and black checkered collar and has a tattoed ear.”

Angie and her husband Jared spent some time searching for Mordy in the Princeton area but had to return home without him on Aug. 29.

“We are so grateful to the amazing Princeton community for their incredible kindness and support while we were there,” Angie wrote in another post. “We know you all will continue to keep an eye out for him and pray for his safe return, and for that we are truly thankful.”

READ MORE: Mountain goat named Gustav killed by lightning in Kamloops

P’trish Bird-Hurtubise is one of the people helping search for Mordy and said there have been random sightings of the dog since it went missing, including one that drew her out late in the evening for another search.

“We had heard Mordy had run down a path where a very steep is and the area where a destructive bear has been living,” Bird-Hurtubise reported in a Facebook post, also admitting she is terrified of bears. “But we couldn’t miss a potentially perfect opportunity to re-unite Mordy with his family, that lives hours away.”

One of the sightings came just Wednesday, with Kassidy McCutheon making an all-caps Facebook post: “MORDYS IN THE MINE SUBDIVISION!!!!”

“I had no treats or anything, we had no idea we would find him, but he’s still OK!” wrote McCutcheon.

As of Thursday, Sept. 5, Mordy still hadn’t been found, but given the number of people on the lookout for him, the sentiment being expressed is that it is only a matter of time.

“Know that his family cannot be here to search for themselves … I know that if he were mine, I would feel comforted knowing that people are trying when I couldn’t,” wrote Bird-Hurtubise in another post.

READ MORE: Kelowna company apologizes for vulgar sign after vandalism


Steve Kidd
Senior reporter, Penticton Western News
Email me or message me on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Just Posted

Photos from Kelowna’s 39th annual Terry Fox Run

Residents of Kelowna took on cancer in the rain and had a blast.

Kelowna classroom where child allegedly overdosed re-opens after cleaning

An 8-year-old was unresponsive and unable to walk after ingesting an unknown substance at school.

Rockets make cuts to Memorial Cup roster

The Kelowna Rockets re-assigned three players to their respective farm-affiliates on Sunday.

Rockets lose to Blazers in nail-biting shootout

The Rockets came back to tie the game 2-2, but would ultimately lose in a nine-round shootout.

Okanagan brothers recognized with medals of bravery for saving four from drowning in 2013

The two brothers saved four from drowning after they were swept into the rough waters of Wood Lake.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Video: Rain doesn’t deter Terry Fox runners in Salmon Arm

Dozens showed up to continue the Canadian icon’s marathon of hope.

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Road block was costly legal battle for Summerland

Resolving Garnet Valley dispute took six years

Most Read