Missing greyhound found dead; family thanks volunteers for extensive search
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - The citywide search for Jackson has ended.
The Italian greyhound was found dead Saturday under a woman's patio, according to a Facebook post by its owner, Jenna Macken. Jackson had been missing since Dec. 16 after getting loose from a boarding facility near John Marshall High School.
"Things did not turn out as we had prayed," said Macken. "However, we feel blessed that we were able to bring him home to rest peacefully."
Since Jackson went missing, volunteers had been posting flyers at seemingly every business and street corner in the city. On the campaign's Facebook page, concerned dog lovers shared tips and provided updates on places they've already searched.
"There are not enough words to express how thankful my family and I are to all of you who helped and stood by our side," Macken said.
Following news of Jackson's death, many of those who contributed to the search took to social media to offer their support to the Macken family.
"Had the awareness of Jackson not had been so great in our community, you still would be waking up this morning with a lost dog," wrote Shaylene Baumbach. "We have all learned so much from this family... Strength, determination and a family bond like no other. There are hundred of families shedding a tear with you today."
Final letter to Jackson:
(Cover photo: Macken Famiy)