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Kennel loses dog, owner desperate to find her
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Kennel loses dog, owner desperate to find her

ATLANTA -- Three months ago, Haley Sorrow rescued a beautiful while German Shepherd and named her Coco. Now, she's desperately hoping a second rescue is in the dog's future.

Sorrow checked Coco into a Midtown Kennel, Puddle of Pooch, Wednesday afternoon. She was nervous about leaving the dog at a new location, and had changed her mind about facilities at the last minute. She admits Coco is a high-anxiety dog, but was confident she found a good fit. By Thursday night, Coco was missing.

She apparently escaped through a broken fence. Sorrow canvased Mayson Street where the kennel is located and found witnesses who've spotted the dog at a nearby apartment complex. Those sightings continued through Friday afternoon. But as an afternoon storm rolled into the area, witnesses told Sorrow the dog appeared more and more anxious. While Coco is friendly, after her escape, she would not approach the strangers trying to help her.

11Alive's Valerie Hoff went to Puddle of Pooch to find out how the dog escaped the professional dog handlers. The owner of the kennel was upset by the loss, and she has been searching for the dog herself. She declined to go on camera.

A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture told 11Alive's Julie Wolfe the kennel's license is active and in good standing. The facility passed an inspection in December 2014 with no issues, and there are no official complaints issued against the business.

Sorrow is still in town... for now. She travels frequently as an airline employee, and is staying at a Midtown hotel. She's focused on finding Coco as soon as possible. She set up a special Facebook page, Bring Coco Home, in an effort to spread the word. Her dog is an all-white German Shepherd with reddish skin on her elbows and belly. Coco weighs 60 pounds. If you spot Coco, contact Sorrow through her Facebook page.

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