KAUFMAN, TX -- On Christmas Eve a Colorado family visiting in Texas inquired at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake about their lost toy poodle, but sadly they went away empty-handed.
Two weeks later, animal control officers brought in a tiny black poodle weighing about six pounds they found wandering loose in Kaufman, which is about 45 miles southeast of Dallas. Unfortunately, the family driving a car with Colorado license plates failed to leave their phone number or other information at the Humane Society.
Humane Society board of directors member Barbara Hall took the poodle to her Kaufman home, and she is doing everything she can to locate the family. Colorado's The Denver Channel 7, an ABC affiliate, ran a story on their website after Hall contacted them.
"This is one of those things that just really pulls at your heart strings," said Hall in a telephone interview. "There's not much else I can do."
Hall said she called the local schools to make announcements in case someone knew the family because a young girl accompanied by her mother inquired about her lost pet at the Humane Society. Hall also asked for help from the Kaufman Herald, and she called every grooming shop and other pet-friendly business that came to mind.
"She's just the sweetest little thing you've ever seen," said Hall, who estimated the dog is about two years old. "If I can't find the family, I'm going to adopt her myself."
If you know the family that lost the dog contact Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.