CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A family is offering a reward for the return of their dog that disappeared the Monday before Christmas.
Ann and Greg Pryor say their Cocker Spaniel, Kirby, is "sometimes naughty but almost always nice" and hoped for a reunion in time for Christmas Day.
After checking with area shelters, animal control and the police, the Pryors say someone may have Kirby, and they are offering a $2,000 reward for his safe return.
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Ann said Kirby escaped from their yard on Beaufain Street in downtown Charleston on Dec. 21 in hot pursuit of a squirrel. He was last spotted between Pitt and Smith Streets, she said.
It would be one thing if he knew his surroundings, but since the family has only been in the area for about a month, Kirby may not know how to find his way back home.
He has brown and white spots and freckles, a docked tail and weighs about 30 pounds. Ann says Kirby does have a collar with an ID tag, but worries he may have lost his collar. She says he is microchipped as well. He also knows the word "treat," the Pryors say.
They're asking for anyone who sees him to call (202) 487-1142 or (202) 271-6638.