The Search For Chubby - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Local Marine Set To Deploy Needs Your Help To Find Her Missing Dog

SPOKANE, Wash. - A local member of the Marine Corps, who could soon deploy for a mission in Afghanistan has set up a search and rescue mission of sorts right here in Spokane.

Andrea Yager-Wallgren's 3-year-old puppy, affectionately named Chubby, went missing more than a month ago and she is desperate to find him before she leaves.

Chubby was last seen near his home neighborhood,  on Broadway and Sullivan in Spokane Valley.

Yager-Wallgren said her mom let Chubby out to play but he hasn't been seen since, that was April 20.

Since then Yager-Wallgren, who is currently serving in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, has been desperately trying to the keep the search going for him from 3,000 miles away.

She started a Facebook page called "Operation Bring Chubby Home." She also spent hundreds of dollars shipping flyers with Chubby's information on it to post around Spokane.

Friday,KHQ met up with Alan Yager, who lives in Spokane, to talk to talk to his sister via a conference call.

"He's everything to me, Yager-Wallgren said. "He was given to me during a hard time in my life and he kind of saved me, in that sense, so why can't I try to look for him to save him too."

Chubby does have tags on him with his owner's number but like we mentioned, time is running out.

There is a reward if you can help find Chubby.

if you see this little guy, you're asked to call his owner at 509-638-2087.

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