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November 14, 2022 - 5:20pm
posted by Joanne Beck in news, Pavilion, missing dog, notify.


Catrina Colvin and her family are hoping that their apricot-colored mini toy poodle has been spotted -- and perhaps rescued from the cold -- since he went missing at the corner of York and South streets around 7 p.m. Sunday in Pavilion.

Thomas Jefferson was in his yard for a few minutes, and when Catrina's mom opened the door for him to come back inside, the 7-pound fluffly pooch was gone. 

"We're hoping and praying someone saw him walking down by the corner and picked him up to get him some warmth," Catrina said Monday. "After four hours of searching, he's still nowhere to be found. My kids are absolutely devastated and we're not doing so well ourselves."

At 14 years old and mostly blind, the family thinks that perhaps he became confused with the falling snow. He never stays out longer than a minute or two because he gets cold quickly, Catrina said.

"He's always been my baby boy and I can't imagine life without him," she said. 

Her family has checked with the local animal shelters with no luck. Anyone with information or sightings is asked to please call her at 585-315-3971. 



Photos are submitted of Catrina, top, her daughter Alli, and brother Roy with Thomas Jefferson.

January 20, 2022 - 1:30pm
posted by Joanne Beck in news, batavia, missing dog, pets.


A reward of $250 has been doubled for the safe return of Bentley, a friendly 7-year-old Brittany Spaniel who broke free from his electric fence Sunday night in Batavia.

The cream and brown freckled dog escaped from his Vine Street-area home around 6 p.m. Sunday. He was wearing a red e-collar. There have been sightings at Meadowcrest Drive, Bank Street, Richmond Avenue, and State Street. 

His worried parents, Roy and Tammy Watson have been desperately searching for the pup, and they hope that a monetary reward might entice someone who may have information or the dog to come forward.

Bentley is friendly, though he has been skittish when people have tried to catch him, Mrs. Watson said. It is best to call her immediately if the dog is spotted, she said. The reward of $500 will be given for the safe return of Bentley. 

To report any sightings or related information, call 585-861-0013.

Photos of Bentley submitted by Tammy Watson.

January 17, 2022 - 12:09pm
posted by Joanne Beck in news, missing dog, batavia.


It has been a difficult 18 hours since about 6 p.m. Sunday, Tammy Watson says.

She and husband Roy have been desperately searching for their Brittany Spaniel named Bentley since he broke out of his electric fence on Vine Street.

“He has been spotted a few times by people, but he won’t come to them,” Mrs. Watson said Monday. “We’ve been training him for two months. He has never done this before.”

Bentley, a cream and brown freckled pup, is seven years old and friendly, but is apparently skittish given the circumstances. He was last seen on State Street at Richmond Avenue, and his parents have been scouting the area.

“It has been a very long night,” Mrs. Watson said. “We are assuming he has been out all night in the cold and snow.”

If you see Bentley, please call 585-861-0013 as soon as possible. Treats may help to lure him to someone, but it’s best to call first, she said. 

Photo submitted by Tammy Watson.

April 5, 2013 - 6:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, pets, missing dog.

MISSING: This 8-year-old Australian shephard answers to "Bindy" and was last seen in the West Main Road of Batavia. There's a reward for the finder. Please call Rita at 716.474.4121.

UPDATE 8:22 p.m.: Rita says the woman who found the dog yesterday contacted her about an hour after this post went up this evening to say Bindy was taken safely to the animal shelter. Because it's now after-hours, Rita won't be able to take Bindy home until tommorrow. Rita said she was overwhelmed with the response from readers of The Batavian who contacted her about the lost dog. And she thanks everyone who tried to help put.

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