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$1000 Reward for Tip to Find Olive

There's now a $1,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts a missing Great Dane from Sandy Mush.

Olive was last seen Monday, December 23rd around 5 p.m. near Leicester when she escaped her fenced yard. She is micro-chipped, but not wearing a collar.

"They broke out this section of fence," said owner Andrea Demmon. "About seven feet over here. There were several deer tracks and small dog tracks."

Andrea thinks Olive saw a stray dog chasing a deer and went after it.
Watson, Andrea's other Great Dane came back. Olive did not. But Olive is micro-chipped and can be identified if she's brought to a vet clinic or shelter. Andrea said she didn't realize that many people don't understand how micro-chipping works.

"I think as a very dog savvy person, that we just do that as a normal routine as a means of identification," said Andrea. "But when I started approaching people telling them she's missing and micro-chipped their impression was that it was like a GPS. That you could track a dog with it, which is not the case."

Olive's owner, Andrea Demmon,owns the TailGait Pet Market in Leicester. She received a cruel prank call Friday night from a woman claiming she knew what happened to the 130-pound Great Dane. Demmon tells News 13 the woman told her Olive was struck and taken to REACH, an Asheville animal hospital. But after calling REACH to see if Olive was there, and to check call logs, Demmon learned the callers information was untrue.

Another witness told Demmon she saw Olive lying in the road after she was possibly struck, but the dog hasn't been seen.

"She is a desirable, a beautiful, Great Dane. She's lovely tempered. I'm just hoping someone is caring for her, not realizing her owners want her back. She's everything for us. It's pretty hard to imagine that. That's she's not coming home," said Andrea.

If you have any information call Olive's owner, Andrea Demmon, at the TailGait Pet Market in Leicester at 772-263-2026.

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