Heroic dog missing
DENHAM SPRINGS - A dog that rescued a family from a burning house last August is missing. The 8-month-old pit bull belongs to Jade Mitchell, a girl who has raised thousands of dollars for the animal shelter in Denham Springs.
The white dog with black spotting answers to Paris. She vanished from her backyard Tuesday morning and hasn't been seen since.
"She never came back," said Mitchell. "I went around looking for her for a long time, and I never found her and I still can't find her."
Mitchell is known in her community for raising more than $10,000 for the animals. For the past year and a half, she has made pens, bracelets and other trinkets out of duct tape. The money she makes from her sales goes straight to the shelter, helping to buy food and other supplies.
Her step-dad brought Paris home last year to foster. Their home caught fire last August and the dog's barking alerted them to the flames. The dog quickly became a permanent member of the family.
Mitchell has spent this week searching for the dog. She's placed fliers around the neighborhood and went door to door searching.
The family is offering a $1,000 reward for the dog's safe return. Anyone with information call 225-937-4431.