Please forward this to anyone you know who lives or works in the Interlaken/Montlake/Capital Hill/Arboretum areas of Seattle. They or their friends may hear of someone who found a Basenji. Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated.
Sammy escaped from the home of his owners, Sean Walsh and Alice Hauschka, on 1808 E. McGraw St. in Seattle this afternoon about 4:30pm. He was sighted shortly after at Montlake Playground, a large park a couple blocks from his house where he goes every day on his walks. Apparently a young couple had seen him running around and coaxed him into their SUV. They asked a few people if they knew who he belonged to before they drove out of the park.
Alice has posted fliers all over the area and contacted the shelters. So far there has been no response. She will continue that tomorrow as well as contacting veterinary clinics, pet stores, and other people and places that might generate a sighting or additional information.
Here's a description:
Name: Sammy (Baraka Jumoke Salish Samish)
Color and Markings: Deep Brindle, full white collar, full white stocking on left foreleg and half-height white stockings on the other three legs, symmetrical white on muzzle.
DOB: 10/01/2009 - 7 months old (appears full-grown or nearly so)
No Microchip (yet)
Was wearing a collar
Here is a link to some not very recent pictures on our website. (I will send more recent pictures when I have them from the owners.)
Any sightings or information about Sammy's whereabouts should be sent to:
Of course, we would also appreciate hearing anything as well.
Thanks for your help,