McKinney, Texas (Hwy 121/Stacy)
Case acceptance date: 11/23/2023
FOUND DECEASED (Died 11/24/2023 am)
Intact Male/No Microchip
****** PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH ******
*********🚫 DO NOT CHASE 🚫*********
********** DO NOT FEED **********
⚠️NOT DANGEROUS… He is just scared and in survival/flight mode. He will RUN if approached.
🔴 REPORT SIGHTINGS by texting our command line at 469-608-0729
McKinney Animal Control reached out to us tonight for our assistance in capturing a Doodle who had been allegedly dropped off with a Rover sitter and 30 minutes later witnesses saw the sitter let Ace go outside of the apartments he was dropped off at. Witnesses stated the sitter didn’t try to catch him either. The sitter later told the apartment manager that he found Ace and gave him to his owners sister, but all of that was untrue.
Ace is a trained support canine for the family’s son Huey who has autism.
Our team is not available to deploy until tomorrow night so temporarily our friend Kristil Hendricks was able to get on site and setup a box trap. He showed up several times throughout the night but he never would go inside the trap. Our team will deploy tomorrow night and take over the case. ~~ Our team is in direct contact with Ace’s family and we are coordinating efforts.
♥️Thank you so much to Barbara Sternberg, Kristil Hendricks, Cassie, and Kacy Hendricks for stepping in until we could get on site!
Our team arrived on site tonight, surveyed the area of the most recent sightings, we setup a video monitored feeding station and we conducted an aerial search of the area. Ace was not in the area at the time. We freshened the food at the feeding station before we left at 02:00am ~~~ Wet dog food and beef brisket on top!
Ace did not show up to the feeding station overnight and he has not shown up to the area for over 24 hours. We are concerned that since his detailed sighting locations were publicly disclosed on social media Wednesday, too many curious people showed up and may have spooked him away from the immediate area. Chasing dogs also puts their lives at risk from traffic dangers.
*If a lost dog won’t come to you, take a photo and post his location. Please do not ever chase a loose dog.
We replenished the feeding station with fresh food and topped it with beef brisket. We also freshened the liquid smoke to help him pick up the scent better. Hopefully he will visit the station tonight or we will get new sightings so that we can intercept him with a new feeding station.
‼️From our experience and based on the sightings and his repeated visits to a single location Wednesday and Wednesday night, we are very concerned that he has been chased out of our search grid. Our team has conducted countless hours of ground and aerial searches starting at 19:00 Thanksgiving night and all we have located are coyotes. Dogs don’t typically travel outside of our search grids unless they are chased out. While we were on site at the feeding station tonight we came in contact with several people in the area hunting him. This is one of the main reasons we keep precise location and sightings information confidential.
Ace was continually sighted on Wednesday in a prime area where he would have no reason to leave unless he was chased out. Construction sites and businesses have been closed for the holiday so he had a lot of places to roam and hide in the immediate area free of people.
We are continuing and expanding our ground and aerial searches and we are asking for everyone to please avoid him completely and report sightings to us at 469-608-0729
We bring you the saddest most heartbreaking news…
Ace was struck and killed on Hwy 75 at McDermott in Allen. He has been deceased for about 48 hours so he must have been killed within 3-5 hours after seeing him on camera behind the Life Fellowship church in McKinney early Thanksgiving morning. His body is a mangled mess and very hard to identify so our team searched the dangerous highway extensively for his collar. We found his collar 228 feet from the point of impact and there was a piece of the vehicle laying next to the collar. Ace was killed instantly and did not suffer.
We notified Ace’s family right away. We are with his body at Allen Animal Services so that his family who just landed home in Dallas can visit him and make his final arrangements. His family asked for us to stay and meet them. 🥰 We will be covering the cost of his cremation for the family so please consider making a charitable contribution. Thank you so much.
We are thankful that TxDot had not yet picked up his body because they just scoop them up off of the roadway and throw them in the trash. They don’t even scan for microchips…although we are trying to change that.
Thankfully we are able to bring the family closure and peace.
A very special thank you to Carla and Debi at Allen Animal Services for all of your assistance and your wavering empathy and compassion for animals and their family’s.