Dog Escapes Culver City Boarding Center; Owner Pleads for Public’s Help

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A woman desperate to find her dog Josie — who escaped from a boarding facility in Culver City earlier this month — is pleading for the public’s help in finding her beloved pet.


Josie went missing on April 18, 2014, after escaping from the Doggie Central boarding facility in Culver City. (Credit: Lori Tritel)

Josie hopped a barbed wire fence at Doggie Central on April 18, according to her owner Lori Tritel, who was in another room watching through a window when the dog got away.

“She ran towards their back fence. I started screaming,” Tritel said, her voice shaking. “We just have a bond. I think people with animals know that bond… and I just want to bring her home.”

Josie is described as a Border Collie mix, black with a patch of white fur on her chest, and weighing about 45 pounds. She was last seen wearing collars with tags.

Anyone who sees Josie is urged not to chase her, and to call either 310-951-3664 or 1-800-435-7473.

KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng reports from Culver City for the KTLA 5 News at 9 on Sunday, April 27, 2014.