Dennis Lehane’s Finding Tessa page put out a statement:
"The Town of Brookline has issued a statement that we will need to have all flyers down by Monday, or be fined. We will leave the flyers up through the weekend, to get as many eyes looking for her as possible. We'll keep them up on community boards, and in businesses that have been generous enough to let us put a sign in their window.
We are asking that if you pick up posters or have posters or flyers, please do not post them in Brookline. If you can distribute them otherwise, please do! We will be trying to hand them to people at T stops and any other ideas people have. If people have connections with UPS or Fed Ex drivers or mail carriers, please let us know and we'll get you the small flyers that can easily be carried around or handed out.
The Town of Brookline may want us to give up, but we are not giving up until Tessa is found."
Tessa went missing on Christmas Eve. Since then, the Facebook group formed to try and find the pup. Lehane has also issued an original reward; he’ll name a character in his next book after the person who finds the dog. Tessa, a black and tan beagle, is very friendly, micro-chipped, but was not wearing her ID tags at the time, according to reports. So far, there have been a few sightings, but they have turned out to be false alarms.
There have been several meet-up events in which volunteers have handed out and put up flyers. Patch will have information on any future canvassing efforts. There is also an advice page for Mr. Lehane on what tips worked or didn’t work from readers.