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Family asks for help finding Sugar, dog lost in DeLand
Disappeared from Stetson University campus June 10
posted Jun 11, 2014 - 10:17:05am
A visitor to DeLand has gone missing from the Stetson University campus.
Sugar, a 9-year-old mixed-breed dog, went to work June 10 with her lifelong buddy, Heather Hamilton.
Sugar got antsy, Hamilton said, when Tuesday afternoon's torrential thunderstorms started, and as Hamilton was packing up her car to leave work, the dog managed to slip out the office door and disappeared.
Hamilton has had Sugar since the dog was a puppy.
"She followed me around the office all day yesterday," Hamilton said.
When Hamilton came to work two years ago in a special program in Stetson University's Center for Community Engagement, she left her dog at home with her parents.
Her parents brought Sugar for a visit this week. They were busy with activities Tuesday, so Heather Hamilton brought Sugar to work.
Sugar is wearing a pink collar with a rabies tag. She is unfamiliar with the DeLand area, and is shy around strangers, but she is friendly and doesn't bite, Hamilton said.
She said Sugar's exact pedigree is unknown, but the dog has characteristics of a husky, a border collie, a chow and a Labrador retriever. She seldom barks, Heather Hamilton said.
Family members are anxiously searching for the dog in the DeLand area today. Anyone who sees Sugar is asked to call Heather Hamilton at 704-695-9747, her father, Danny Hamilton, at 704-695-7143, or her grandmother, Brenda Hamilton, at 704-475-4146.
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