A friend of the Lehane family has created a Facebook page, Finding Tessa, in hopes of finding their lost Beagle.
Tessa, the 4-year-old tri-color Beagle escaped from her home near Coolidge Corner on Christmas Eve at about 3:45 p.m..
According to author Dennis Lehane’s Facebook page, his family is:
"- posting fliers anywhere one could be stuck, stapled, tucked or displayed
- canvassing immediate neighborhood, surrounding neighborhoods and all areas where there have been sitings
knocking on doors, spoke with people on the street and in stores
- issued two separate pet amber alerts to areas where there have been sightings
- issued two wide-area FindToto alerts to areas of sightings
alerted every animal shelter, rescue league and MSPCA in area
- hired K9 search team of 5 dogs to track her scent to Western Ave location
- reached out to local and national news outlets
enlisted friends to stand and pass out fliers at churches and grocery stores
- spoke to managers at the McDonald's and Star Market on Western Ave. to see camera surveillance
- alerted Brookline, Boston, Harvard police department
- daily communication with Mass DOT to keep up to date on sightings on highway
- close contact with Granite State Dog Recovery
- daily calls to animal control of Boston, Brighton and Cambridge
- alerted beagle rescue where she came from
- offered cash reward on all new posters
- followed up on every single lead that has come in via Facebook, phone, or person on the street"
Lehane, who wrote "Gone Baby Gone" and "Mystic River" would be willing to name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lehane or call the Brookline Police Animal Control Officer at 617-730-2222.
Lehane wrote, “in order to streamline sightings, tips and advice, please Like and Share the Finding Tessa Facebook page which we will be monitoring closely.”