A Thurston County family is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of their dog, missing after their SUV was broken into near CenturyLink Field during last Wednesday’s Seahawks victory celebration.
Lisa Sorensen of Grand Mound said her missing dog, Ellie, is blond, 2 years old, weighs 10 pounds and has an underbite. Ellie is a Shorkie, a cross between a Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier.
The family arrived in Seattle about 9 a.m Wednesday with the intention of seeing the Seahawks parade, or going into CenturyLink Field for the event’s conclusion. They had won tickets to the CenturyLink Field event from a radio station the night before.
Sorensen said they’d hoped to set up chairs and bring their dog with them for the parade, but the area was much more congested than they expected.
“We’re not used to crowds, and this was absolute insanity,” Lisa said.
She said her husband returned to the SUV, at a lot at Sixth Avenue South and Airport Way South, to drop off the dog before going into the stadium, leaving Ellie with food, water and her blanket.
“Ellie loves the car and travels everywhere with me,” Sorsensen said. “We considered it an oversized kennel.”
When they returned to their SUV after the event, a window had been shattered, a purse that had been tucked under a seat was on the ground behind the vehicle, and Ellie was gone. Sorensen said she doesn’t know whether thief took the dog or if the dog ran off after the break-in.
Sorensen said police would not come out, so the family spent the rest of the day at the Seattle Animal Shelter, hoping in vain that someone would bring Ellie there.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sorensen at 360-888-9083.