By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: July 24, 2018
An American couple visiting Squamish have extended their vacation to find their missing dog who has a heart condition and needs medicine twice a day.
James and Emma from Bend, Oregon, are asking the Squamish community to help them find Razi, a seven-year-old Anatolian Shephard, who was last seen around the Quest University fields on Monday, July 23.
“He can be stubborn but is friendly. If people could put out water and food, that might attract him. He will do anything for roast chicken.”
James Moro said Razi was spooked by the noise from the local gun range around 4 pm on Sunday, July 22, and ran from the beach area along the Mamquam Road by the Squamish Valley golf course.
He was wearing a Blue collar and a green “Bendy Dog” Bandana.
Razi is almost seven years old, a registered emotional support animal and weighs 150 pounds. He has a medical condition called dilated cardiomyopathy and is on six different medicines twice a day for this heart condition.
The couple is asking people to grab Razi if they see him and contact the owners at either 949-300-2618 (James) or at 734-260-4524 (Emma).
“He can be stubborn but is friendly. If people could put out water and food, that might attract him. He will do anything for roast chicken,” he said.
Moro said three people have seen the dog, but they all assumed he was just walking ahead of his owners.
“He’s dragging a 6 for cord leash in 80 F weather and he needs help,” Moro said.
Moro said he thinks Razi will be hanging out in a cool and quiet place since he’s afraid of the gun range noise.
“There’s a small chance he may be heading toward the Alice Lake, but he may also come back toward the spot he originally ran from. We will be here until we find him. We’ve already extended our vacation time,” Moro said.