Jul 31, 2011 6:20 PM by David Ortiviz

Woman spends $2,500 searching for missing dog

A woman in Pueblo West is desperate to find her dog, who's been missing for more than a year. In fact, she's spent more than $2,500 running ads in newspapers hoping someone will return her.

"I hope someone knows where she is," said Hannelore Lode, Gypsy's owner. "I called her my little golden eye girl, because she has golden eyes," said Lode.

Gypsy ran away from home on Stardust Dr. in Pueblo West during a heavy rainstorm on May 24, 2010. "She just took off, I never saw her again," said Lode.

Lode has been searching ever since. She's paid for ads in newspapers in Pueblo, Westcliffe and Canon City. One of the ads has been running everyday for more than a year. We asked: "How much does that cost?" Lode: "You don't want to know."

Lode told us she pays $180 a month--that's more than $2,500 so far and Gypsy's still missing. "I don't know where she is. I'm sorry," said Lode. She adopted Gypsy from the shelter 6 years ago and although she has other pets, as a widow she says all her animals are like family. "And she's such a good dog," said Lode.

Heartbroken by her loss, Lode is determined to keep searching. "If somebody says listen, we had here for a year and love her very much, we don't want to give her up. At least I would like to see her. I wouldn't take it away from them," said Lode.

Lode is offering a $500 reward for Gypsy's return. If you have Gypsy call 719-547-1305.


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