A tragedy has befallen a dear friend and her canine companion.
We have previously written of precious little Redmen, the Pomeranian therapy dog, and his handler, Joan.
A few days ago Redmen entered a variety store all alone. Where was Joan? “I had dropped my keys and they bounced underneath the car. I was under the car reaching them and didn’t realize the car door was open. He must have jumped out and gone looking for me in the store. When I got my keys I started the car and drove off, never thinking he might have gotten out. I didn’t know he was gone until I got all the way home.”
A store employee noticed the little Pom and called out for anyone who might own the little dog. A man scooped him up and said, “Yeah, he’s mine.” The man is described as white, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and in his 30s.
Redmen, of course, would go anywhere with anyone because he has been a certified therapy dog for more than five years. Visiting in hospitals and nursing homes, he never meets a stranger.
Joan has offered a reward for Redmen, and anyone with information may call her at (228)323-3272 or (228)255-2694. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating and their number is (228)466-6900.
We will let you know when Redmen returns home. Please keep him and Joan in your prayers.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.