Help find Gus
May 24, 2012
Dogs lovers in and around San Luis Obispo are coming together on the Internet to help locate a dog missing since last Sunday.
Tessa Bunge, a Cal Poly graduate, was in town over the weekend, visiting from her current home in Hathaway Pines. Staying with friends on San Luis Drive, Bunge ran out to get food Sunday afternoon and her dog Gus, a tan Chihuahua/Terrier mix, decided to run out, too, last seen racing down Johnson Avenue.
A Facebook page—Help Find Gus—has been set up to spread the word about the missing dog. Bunge, who has delayed returning home, is blanketing the Johnson Avenue neighborhoods with flyers about Gus.
Bunge says that Gus weighs about 8 pounds and should still be wearing a blue collar with paw prints on it and a black ID tag.
“He’s shy around strangers and probably won’t come up to anyone,” said Bunge. “But if you tell him “Wait,” he will and you can grab him. Just please don’t run run on him or chase him.”
There have been multiple sightings of Gus along Johnson Avenue and Orcutt Road since Sunday.
Bunge and her friends plan on attending Thursday night’s Farmers’ Market in downtown San Luis Obispo to further publicize the missing dog. A reward is being offered for information leading to the return of Gus. Call Bunge at (209) 470-2802 if you have any information.