EUGENE, Ore. — An Army veteran is desperately searching for his dog, after he said she was stolen at Cougar Hot Springs.
Jimmy Sehorn is from Bend and said he went to Cougar Hot Springs to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower last week. That’s when he said his best friend was taken from him.
Zag is a one-year-old, 5lb black Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix. She was named Zag, because Sehorn’s nickname is “Zig.”
Sehorn said he went to the springs with Zag at around dusk on Thursday and clipped her leash to his backpack with a carabineer. When he went to check on Zag about 10 minutes later, the carabineer was still attached but Zag and her leash were gone.
“Zag is my best friend. I’ve traveled for the last year all over America, to a bunch of the national parks and she’s been with me to most of them. She’s the only reason I’m still alive to be honest with you, and someone took her,” said Sehorn.
Sehorn said he adopted Zag shortly after his deployment to Iraq. He said she had just started training to be his service animal.
He’s asking anyone with information to either contact him through his facebook page “Bring Zag Home” or to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
Sehorn also said he’s offering a reward for information leading to Zag’s safe return.