The following comes from Pottstown Patch, in an effort to find a pet that went missing locally:
Jennifer Jordan's dog Belle was missing for eight days when she got a phone call last week from a man in Lower Pottsgrove Township who said he believed he'd found the missing Labrador.
Belle went missing in Lower Pottsgrove Township February 9.
Jordan, a North Carolina resident who was in the Pottstown area to visit her sister when Belle went missing, immediately on February 17 took the found dog to a local veterinarian.
Belle appeared to have lost eight pounds and acted a bit strange, but Jordan was so very happy to have her dog back, she assumed the animal was different because of trauma suffered from being lost for eight days.
So, Jordan and Belle headed home to North Carolina.
Last night, she got a dreaded phone call that confirmed her feeling something was wrong.
A man on the line said, "I think you have my dog."
Today, Jordan took the dog to a veterinarian near her home and was told the animal has a microchip that proves it is not Belle.
"We were heartbroken," Jordan's sister Julie O'Neil of Lower Pottsgrove Township said on Tuesday. Jordan and the dog are on their way back from North Carolina to Pottstown now, she said. "Belle is still out there."
The last sighting of Belle was near the in Lower Pottsgrove Township on Feb. 15, O'Neil said.
Jordan on Tuesday morning sent a message to Pottstown Patch via her BlackBerry.
"Horrible news," she wrote. "This isn't Belle. Heading back to PA to return her."
There is a possibility Belle may have made her way to Limerick Township. Keep an eye out and let us know if you have any further details.
Jennifer Jordan is heartbroken but hopeful she'll be reunited with her beloved dog, Belle.
Jordan, who lives out of state, said she is also grateful for the help of Pottstown area residents.
She was visiting her sister on Julie Road in Lower Pottsgrove Township a week ago when Belle -- a brown, female Labrador retriever weighing roughly 90 pounds -- got out of the house.
At that time, Jordan notified police and gave them Belle's description.
Jordan has been searching for Belle ever since.
"Our last solid sighting was Monday," Jordan said via email today and added she's worried. "It's horrible."
People in Pottstown have been remarkably kind and compassionate, she said.
"(Everyone) has been so helpful. It's the only way I'm keeping up any (hope) at all," she said. "The people around here are fantastic."
Anyone with information about Belle is asked to call Jordan at 201-803-5611.