Reward For “Rhaegar” Safe Return Home Increased To $1,000

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The reward to find mans best friend and missing family pet who went missing January 3rd of this year has just been increased to $1,000.

The family of “Rhaegar”, a mini Australian Shepherd with blue eyes, a merlot red and white coat with a bobbed tail desperately wants to bring their loved one home, and have increased the reward to find him from $400 to $1,000.

Until January, 31, 2020 they are offering $1,000 to the person or person(s) who return Rhaegar home to his family in Freeport, Illinois, no strings attached.

“Rhaegar” went missing from Harrison St. in Freeport on January 3rd of this year and has been seen in the following areas.

1. Logan St.
2. The corner of Park Blvd and Empire St. heading East on the North side of Empire
3. At Harbach Meats on Hwy 20 outside of Freeport
4. On the corner N. Bolton Rd & Stephenson Rd and Rink Rd.
5. In a East field on S. Bolton Rd near Hart Cemetery

On January 20, 2020 a search part was organized at the Van Brocklyn United Methodist Church located at 3582 S Bolton Rd. Searchers looked through fields, a cemetery, woods and all the areas east of S. Bolton Rd, as well as S. Van Brocklyn Rd, all of W. Burr Oak Rd and Crystal Lake Subdivision.

Searchers have also looked on Adams St. near the Armory in Freeport and in Pecatonica, IL, near the mobile gas station and Washington St. Rhaegar has still not been found.

Those trying to find him ask;

  • If you see a neighbor with a new dog that looks like Rhaegar, call the police.
  • If you see this dog for sale, call us.
  • If you see this dog walking alone, call us immediately.
  • If you spot Rhaegar you can call 815-291-2793 or 815-297-4466.

Rhaegar is microchiped. The extra money is being donated by a generous family member who wishes to stay anonymous.

from Harrison St

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One thought on “Reward For “Rhaegar” Safe Return Home Increased To $1,000

  • January 25, 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    I had followed lost dogs for over 10 years. One of the things I had learned was NOT to keep posting area whee seen .. as that just draws more people to that area .. making the dog more apt to stay away. Even if the owner is standing there calling him .. he is most likely going into survival mode. I have attached an article … Sometimes TRAPS have to be set to actually get the dog. All of these things make sense when you think each one out. Here is a link: To begin reading .. You can connect with several of the dog forums for lost /found dogs. They will help you as best they can.
    What happens when a dog goes into survival mode?

    When your dog is in Survival mode he is actually reverting to his primal instincts. His quest becomes very basic: food/water, safety, and shelter. Some dogs go into survival mode almost immediately when separated from their owner. Some do not go into survival mode for a week or more https://holidaybarn.com/dog-survival-mode/
    Good Luck …

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