Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Family desperate to find beloved dog

  • Print

A special holiday reunion between a dog and its owners has taken a sad twist.

Talia, an 18-month-old female Golder Retriever/Cocker Spaniel cross, arrived in Winnipeg from Colombia late in the evening on Boxing Day -- only to go missing the next day.

Around 10 p.m. on Dec. 27, Talia escaped from the yard of a home in the 200 block of Glenwood Crescent after being let out to go do her business. The dog had never seen snow before and isn’t accustomed to the cold.

The family believes the dog ran out of the backyard in Elmwood across the frozen river and is somewhere in the area of St. John’s Park and Cathedral Avenue.

Carolina Villa, 11, and her mother, Lourdes, moved from Colombia to Winnipeg four months ago without their dog. They were able to afford to bring the dog to Canada with the help of generous donations by their family members.

Carolina met her special pooch at the airport.

"I was so happy, I was thinking she’s going to be really surprised with the snow and I’m going to buy all these things for her. And the next day we left her here (at Carolina’s aunt’s house) and she got a little bit nervous," said Carolina.

"Dogs, I guess they just get nervous and they just run, they don’t stop!" said Carolina’s mother, Lourdes Villa.

Talia is in good health but has six stitches on her right shoulder from a recent surgery.

She responds to Spanish commands such as "Ven aqui (come here)" or "Siéntate (sit)".

"If someone calls even at five in the morning, and says ‘I have your dog’, then I’ll say ‘Ok let’s go right now,’" said Carolina.

"I don’t care if it’s five o’clock in the morning or midnight, I just want my dog back at my house."

 

 

 

If you have any information about the missing dog, please call the family at (204) 430-6615, or email lourdesvilla3@gmail.com

History

Updated on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM CST: Corrects typo.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Cheapskate: Cheap summer weekends

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100615 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 The Mane Attraction - Lions are back at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Xerxes a 3-year-old male African Lion rests in the shade of a tree in his new enclosure at the old Giant Panda building.  MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • Susan and Gary Harrisonwalk their dog Emma on a peaceful foggy morning in Assiniboine Park – Standup photo– November 27, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Which of Manitoba's new landlord-tenant rules are you looking forward to most?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google