A desperate Yonkers family is pleading for help finding Charlie, their 13-year-old "sweet dog" who vanished from his Yonkers home late last month.
More than a dozen volunteers have joined up to try to help find the adorable pit bull German Shepherd mix, who disappeared from his McClean Avenue house during a thunderstorm on April 29 around 4 a.m. Charlie's family says there was a reported sighting of him in the Bronx on May 2; he was still wearing his purple Marvel Avengers collar, but he hasn't been seen since.
"We have been looking for Charlie each and every single day and night since he ran away, but have had no luck," owner Diana Villaran said. "It breaks my heart that he has been separated from his family and wandering the streets alone, and scared."
Charlie is described as being about 60 pounds with an orange-tan coat. He's said to be "friendly, approachable and extremely afraid of lightning and thunder." His family is heartbroken by his disappearance, Villaran said, adding her two children are particularly devastated.
"Charlie is not the ordinary dog he's smart, loving, caring and full of affection," Villaran said. "He's been a big brother to all our other dogs and cats. Charlie has so much more life to live."
A $1,000 reward is being offered for Charlie's safe return.