Another day Saturday ended without a sign of Brady, the hound mix that broke out of a crate Wednesday prior to her Delta Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport.
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- Family arrived Friday to look for her
- Family thanks community for all their help in searching for Brady
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Christie Pennell said volunteers joined she and her family in putting up posters along Hillsborough Avenue and searching the area surrounding the airport.
"I think we really just underestimated what this would be like," Pennell said. "We're just going minute by minute at this point, we're just praying and hoping."
Brady was being flown to Bermuda to be with her family, who recently moved there. She was being loaded onto the plane when she escaped. There was a possible sighting Saturday at Stop In Tavern on South Avenue.
Pennell said she and her husband have barely gotten any sleep since the incident Wednesday. While he and her daughter have to return home Monday, she will be staying until at least Wednesday to continue the search.
Pennell credits online Lost and Found groups, who have stepped up to aid in the search. That includes "Lost and Found Pets of Hillsborough County," a community on Facebook with over 40,000 members.
"I can't even put into words what a help it's been," Pennell said.
A pet detective will also be joining volunteers on Monday with search dogs to try and pick up Brady's sent.
If you see Brady, do not chase after her, as she's scared and likely hurt. Call 441-704-7199, or Animal Control at 813-997-5307.
There's a $1,500 reward if she is found and returned.
Bloody cage leaves family concerned
The possible bar sighting and the endless support has helped keep hope alive for Pennell.
But one concern is the fact that Brady's crate was bloody when she broke through.
Christie Pennell shared this picture of Brady's crate, sent to her the night the dog escaped. When she got the crate back it had been cleaned. (Photo Courtesy of Christie Pennell)
Pennell got the picture of the crate Wednesday from Delta, after she was informed the dog had escaped. It appears the crate may have been chewed through.
Pennell said she requested the crate and the blankets back so they can be used in scent tracking. The crate arrived clean, and the blankets had been thrown out. Pennell says she was also told there was no video footage of the cargo area where Brady escaped, which she found odd.
Pennell says Delta and Tampa International Airport has been very helpful in the search, including paying for the flights back to Tampa and the hotel costs.
"Our first priority is finding Brady," Pennell said. "But after that there are definitely going to be questions."