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Coeur d'Alene family's lost dog puts a damper on the holiday

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Many families spent their evening on Thanksgiving enjoying each other's company, watching football and eating desserts. One family in Coeur d'Alene, however, spent their evening knocking on doors searching for the family dog.

"Right before dinner I was with my dog MooMoo in the living room, and when we got up to go to dinner she ran into the backyard, and the backyard was fenced so we thought she'd be okay," says Mary Curly, MooMoo the Boston Terrier's owner. "About an hour later when we were done with dinner, we noticed that she was not anywhere to be seen and we couldn't find her."

The dog, not known to run off is believed by the family to have been stolen. When they noticed MooMoo had gone missing, a gate leading into the backyard was wide open.

"We heard somebody outside the house, tires stop and screech, car doors slam and then peel away," says Curly. "We didn't think anything of it at the time, but looking back we think somebody came into the yard and possibly took her."

Curly's husband, Andrew Benton, distraught over the loss of his dog, spent more than two hours today hanging up flyers all over town.

"I'm just trying to blanket the area," Benton says strapping flyers to telephone poll after telephone poll.

The family has called every animal shelter in the area as well as the police department with no luck so far. The flyers are their last-ditch effort to bring their dog, that's been in their family since it was six weeks old, back home.

Curly and Benton urge anyone with any information contact them at 206-419-2884 or curleysu13@aol.com

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