NEWARK — When Roger Johanson realized early Sept. 16 that his 16 ½-year-old dog Kodi was missing, he was very concerned.
Somehow, when he let what he thought were his three dogs into his 208 VanDusen Street home late the night before, he hadn’t noticed that Kodi, a white male American Eskimo, didn’t come inside.
“The dogs have the run of the house and they are in and out so many times during the day and it was very unfortunate that I didn’t notice that he didn’t come in,’’ Johanson said.
The next morning, when he realized Kodi was gone, he drove around for about two hours in his neighborhood, and beyond, looking for his beloved pet.
Johanson was pretty sure he’d find Kodi, who’d previously not wandered away, close to home because his back legs are very weak.
“At his age, he doesn’t move very far. He can’t hear very well and I think he doesn’t have the orientation of direction anymore,” he said.
After a fruitless, two-hour search, he called Bob Howard, the village of Newark/town of Arcadia Animal Control officer to report his missing dog.