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Please Help Find Savannah

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Melissa and Adam moved to Corning NY about 3 weeks ago. Excited to start a new life with their family pets. On October 7th they took Savannah out for a walk before heading in for the night. As they were going into the apartment building someone walking past them startled Savannah and she panicked and her harness snapped. She ran towards the street in fear. Both Adam and Melissa tried effortlessly to get her. They were able to keep up with her for a 1/2 mile and then lost site of her. She has been missing now going on her fifth night. The devastation and fear of not knowing where she is is truly crushing. Savannah has been with Melissa since she was only 2 months old. She is now a senior of 8 yrs. She was a puppy mill rescue. Adam has taken a leave of absence from his new job and Melissa sadly lost the job she was able to find because her main goal is to find her dog. They can not function knowing Savannah is missing. They are crushed beyond belief. They have been searching for her around the clock with no sleep. They have been on foot walking and searching taking only short breaks to tend to their other two dogs. They have made hundreds of flyers, bought traps, trail cameras and barbeque grills (which sadly have now been stolen ) in an effort to try to find Savannah. They have gotten two flat tires at a construction site where she was spotted two days ago.  The tires were so badly damaged they had to be replaced.Sadly in an attempt to find her once again she is still missing. 
Melissa has lost shoes walking in a brush by a river where Savannah was last sighted. Pure devastation and heartbreak is the only way to describe what they are going through. I am Melissa's mom. I have been an active volunteer in animal rescue and my heart breaks, I feel so helpless for them.  Melissa loves her dog so much. I don't think I know anyone more caring. Melissa, before her move to Corning worked for a vets office where she spent her time caring for Rescued dogs who are in boarding until homes could be found. She is feeling helpless knowing she can't help her own personal loving pet. She is getting sick over this. Savannah is family.  She is the sweetest dog. She has filled our lives with love and is so helpless right now not knowing where she is scared,  lost and in a panic.  She has never known a day of danger in her 8 years until now. Our hearts are broken. They have depleted their funds, maxing out their only credit card trying to do what they can to spread the word that Savannah is still missing. They not only have this reasonability but other bills that they have put aside to use the money towards her search and rescue. They need financial help to be able to continue to find Savannah. They are trying to get a professional trapper in to help with finding Savannah as well as continuing to make flyers and posters and to purchase additional traps and get more cameras in the surrounding area's. All of this  is very costly.
We can't even explain the emptiness we are feeling for them. This is a complete nightmare for them. It should have been a time to start a happy life, instead the unimaginable has happened with Savannah lost. If you could find it in your hearts to make a donation in supporting them to continue thier search you would be helping them so much. We wont give up until she is found.
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Tonight our little girl was trapped and is safe !!this literally just happened. I have so many people to thank all that supported this go fund me . Your support helped us to do everything possible for her safe return. To my friends who kept me sane during this 19 days, reassuring me not to give up hope. To Buddha Rescue who we asked to take on this case. Who told us I will get her! You are amazing! Thank you to the founder of Southern Tier Animal Control who went on foot and spotted Savannah You truly were the angel who led us to her. She had many guardian angels the past 19 days. We are ecstatic that she is safe and this is over!!!! I can't wait to see pictures! Melissa and Adam can go back to being happy with their pups now!!
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I wish I had some other news to update. Sadly I don't Savannah is still missing without a single sighting. The unknown is so horrible. No matter what we all do to try to keep it together there is this terrible feeling of loss. It's truly a desperate feeling when you love that much and there are no pieces coming together. All anyone can do is keep making flyers driving, looking and hope. Its exhausting for Melissa and Adam but the worse part of this is how crushed they are. If they stop looking which I know they won't that would be giving up on Savannah. It's really a horrible feeling. We have contacted physics, some may think a waste of time, but when you are feeling so helpless you are opened to anything. We all came from something so I would not rule out those who are gifted. Two physics say they communicated with Savannah. She is scared, hungry and wants to come home. She is lost and hiding. One physic drew a picture describing her whereabouts. The other described her being in danger of wildlife but has made her way back to an area with buildings. Can you imagine being us? reading this and being so emotionally drained and still not being able to find her anywhere. Being in NY and not on ground to help has taken its toll on me. I am filled with guilt I belong there to look. If I get the help with the dogs I have here I will go even if to just hang more flyers, knock on doors and look around. Melissa and Adam drove around the entire weekend put up more flyers. They drive on dirt roads and both have had tires go flat. Its just a nightmare . Please continue to support our efforts. Someone said to me I can't believe it costs so much money to find a dog. Being honest I didn't either. But it does. Every bit of money has been going on things that involve finding Savannah. Please send positive karma for her safe return. I know we have been told to keep positive that is very important to send out that good energy but unless you have gone thru this it's easy to say and very hard to do. We just want her home. Nothing is the same for any of us. We are animal people. We love our pets more then life itself. Savannah was not just some dog we took into our home she was family.
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Today was another ongoing effort to find Savannah. The flyers were put in Gang Mills by the parks, churches and the fields where everyone plays their sports games. Many people from all over the city go there for their kids sports games and practices. Melissa has flyers all over and 8 miles up Gibson area, Gorton rd. This is further out from where they initially were concentrating on.
With anticipation of some positive feedback from the physic all we know is some kind of communication that she is hiding behind a building. That could be anywhere, but at least something was felt. We will continue to reach out to another physic who is in the area well known who works with the police in the surrounding area's to help solve crimes and those missing. Each day is an emotional rollercoaster. As night time approaches there is a feeling of total emptiness and fear of what is out there and if she is safe and alive. . It is very hard to stay positive and to have faith. We will be making more flyers and continue following the advise from our secured Trapper until hopefully she is seen. Thank you to Melanie Hunt once a total stranger, now a very special Friend to us who volunteered her time to help to put flyers up in the areas that needed most. Please continue to pray for her safe return and support us in this ongoing effort. Your donations made it possible to get 600 + flyers out there, prepare many feeding stations for the last 2 weeks, Send out amber alerts to over 1500 homes at a time , secure a professional and try to get physics to help lead us to where Savannah may be. Please be safe Savannah come home.
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2 weeks our girl is missing. So many emotions to deal with. From the moment we wake to the few hours we sleep we are consumed with worry. We have contacted an animal communicator now. We pray that she is able to help us. We are looking for a glimmer of hope to hang on to. We have a professional Trapper secured but they need a sighting in order to help with her rescue. Some of the Local Farmers are keeping a watchful eye out. We worry about the coyotes in the area if she wandered further into the woods. Please keep praying for her return. This is such a nightmare and so very draining on the heart. We are scared and consumed with worry. Savannah please make your way out where you can be seen so we can get you home. Life is not the same for Any of us. Melissa, Adam, Penelope (your best bud) and Benny miss you terribly. They want you home. Please be okay. Please keep Savannah in your thoughts and prayers. Your support is very much appreciated it has helped us to continue with searching for Savannah. Please pass the word to keep an eye out in the surrounding area's in Corning NY. We won't give up on looking for you. How could we ever except if your not found? We love you little girl please know that. We love you.
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