November 14, 2009

Roellke Dogs Are Missing

In two all-campus emails today, Dean Roellke reports that two of his dogs are missing and asks that students look out for them.

"Two of our three dogs (Jeter--a springer spaniel mix and Gullaby--a toy sized poodle type mix) got out of Pratt House very early this morning and have not returned. They have been missing for about 5 hours," the Dean wrote at 10:30am.

Then in an email at 4:15pm: "Still no luck finding our much beloved pets...very unusual for them to be gone this long."

Jeter is described as 45 lbs. and black and white. Gullaby is 7 lbs. and is brindle and has shaggy hair.

Update 11/15: Luckily Jeter was found, but Gullaby is still missing. Continue to keep a look out!
11.14.09 4:20pm

6 comments:

Christopher Roellke said...

thanks Madsvassar! Very nice of you to post this--hopefully Jeter and Gullaby will return home soon!

Best...Chris

Christopher Roellke said...

JETER FOUND! GULLABY STILL MISSING.

THE ROELLKE FAMILY IS VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE WARM THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN SHARED.

MANY THANKS!

CHRIS, KIM, EMMA, JULIA AND LIV

cellophane331 said...

Any news on Gullaby?

Christopher Roellke said...

Dear Madsvassar Readers,

First, many thanks to all the well wishers. I regret that we have not yet found Gullaby, but we are still hopeful that he will return home safely someday.

Second, I wish to apologize to students who were uncomfortable with my choice to send out three emails to the student body over the weekend. In retrospect, I could have considered other venues to get the word out, such as madsvassar. I also could have contacted only my colleagues and friends who live on the campus 24/7.

We had received advice from the Dutchess County SPCA that the first 24 hours were critical. Frankly, we were scrambling a bit and were probably not thinking clearly. We will not use email for this personal purpose again and will continue to search for Gullaby through ads in the Poughkeepsie Journal, posters, etc.

Again, thank you for your concern and understanding and I do apologize for the mass emails over the weekend.

Sincerely yours,

Chris Roellke

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Julia said...

EVERYONE is found!! We found Gullaby in Highland. A family had found him. I was in Italy for all of this!-Thank you all for helping. I probably would have killed my parents if they lost our dogs while I was away!