Updated:
Original:

Search for missing, tiny greyhound 'Jackson' unites Minnesota city

Author:

The entire city of Rochester has been captivated by the search for a tiny Italian greyhound named Jackson.

He's been missing for more than a month, but owner Jenna Macken still holds out hope that the 6-year-old is surviving the wintry conditions.

And the Macken family's search has been aided by a remarkable response both on social media and on the streets of Rochester, with the Rochester Post Bulletin reporting the city's street corners, roadways, bridges and billboards are plastered with "Lost" signs.

Even if they are not actively involved in the search, many people in Rochester are at least talking about it, raising awareness of Jackson in the hope someone does see him.

And the family has received plenty of sightings, even up to Thursday night, with the latest post on the Find Jackson Facebook page suggesting he has been spotted in the last 24 hours.

Dena Thorson, one of the administrators of the page, said: "We feel like we are closing in on his route and are putting out traps in hopes of getting in front of him ... he's still traveling quite a bit and again, we're not going to even mention general areas because it's critical we keep the areas quiet so as not to disrupt his routine."

ABC 6 reported the Mackens have been out up to 18 hours a day at times searching for the dog since he went missing, and even had people volunteering to help with the search on Christmas Eve and Day.

He escaped from a boarding facility near John Marshall High School on Dec. 16, while the Mackens were on holiday in Florida.

Since then, he has reportedly been seen in the Elton Hills, Indian Heights park, and Assisi Heights park areas, the Facebook page says. Anyone who spots him has been asked not to approach or chase him, but to call Jenna Macken on 507-358-8077 and continue to watch him.

"Jack is part of the family," she told the Post Bulletin. "I know he's a dog to some people. But a lot of dog lovers would understand."

Next Up

Pixabay - police lights, tape

Man released from custody after admitting to fatal shooting in ND

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.

rochester-water-tower

MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

first snow

Any sign of snow in the forecast for Minnesota?

The stars could align for some flurries in northern Minnesota this week, but that's about it.

Flickr - 14 year old vaccine shot - Navy Medicine

Walz announces $200 reward for kids 12-17 who get COVID shots

Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Police still searching for suspect who opened fire at Plymouth movie theater

It sparked a partial evacuation of the Emagine Willow Creek theater.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, October 18

Hospitalizations have surpassed 1,000 in the latest update.

Gully Boys van stolen Twitter pic 1

Mpls. band Gully Boys' van stolen, with all their gear inside

They're asking Twin Cities residents to be on the lookout for the silver van.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

2 girls from St. Cloud injured in ATV crash

Neither girl was wearing a helmet, the sheriff's office said.

Related