LORAIN — When Raleigh, North Carolina, residents Greg and Molly Price visited family in Lorain over the holidays, they brought with them their two dogs — Mojo and Moxie.
However, on Dec. 26, Mojo, a white and black/gray, 8-pound, 7-year-old Maltese/Shitzu, slipped out of his collar. He was last seen Dec. 28 in Lorain near the intersection of Meister Road and Sherwood Drive, running into Martin’s Run.
According to his owners, there have been numerous sightings in the Lorain area, including Martin’s Run and on Pearl Avenue near Sacred Heart Church.
“Either he has stayed nearby where he was lost or is on the move,” Molly Price said from her home in Raleigh.
Greg Price, who graduated from Lorain Admiral King in 1979, said the family drove to Ohio from Raleigh to spend the holidays with family, but after Mojo went missing, it was hard to celebrate.
“It’s devastating to our family, and to his sister, Moxie,” Greg Price said.
His disappearance has been difficult for not only the Price family, but also for the community where the family lives in Raleigh.
“He was in the high school drama club performance of ‘Legally Blonde’ as ‘Bruiser.’ Everyone at the high school knows him,” Molly Price said, holding back tears.
Molly Price said Mojo is “very anxious” and may not respond if a person calls him by name.
“He is very skittish; and he would also probably be very dirty by now,” Molly Price said.
The couple, who are now back in Raleigh, is holding out hope that Mojo is found, or perhaps someone has taken him in to keep him safe from the outside elements. There is a cash reward being offered for his return.
If you spot him, call the Lorain Police Department at (440) 204-2100 or the Lorain County Dog Kennel at (440) 326-5995.
“We miss him dearly, and his sister looks for him everywhere,” Molly Price said. “Thanks to all who are helping us and continue to look for him. We will never give up on finding him and are praying for his safe return.”