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Canadian Couple Offers To Name First Born Child After Whoever Finds Their Missing Bernese Mountain Dog

Dan and Sara Cannon, whose Bernese mountain dog, Molly Jane, went missing last week, have offered to name their first born child after whoever finds her.

BY PHILIP CAULFIELD For DAILY NEWS

A couple in Canada is so distraught about their missing dog that they’ve offered to name their firstborn child — due in about three weeks — after whoever finds her.

The couple, Dan and Sara Cannon, who live in the Ottawa area, said their 16-month-old Bernese Mountain dog Molly Jane went missing on Jan. 4 after they let her outside to go to the bathroom.

Suspecting that the pup may have been stolen by a shady local dognapper — who has been reportedly driving around town in a beatup old van looking to snatch Bernese Mountain dogs — the couple filed a police report, sent out more than 3,000 flyers offering a 0 reward and set up a Facebook page.

But on Tuesday, after a week of no word, they decided to step up their offer.

“It’s been a week, and we miss her dearly,” Sara Cannon told the Ottawa Sun. “We’re nine months pregnant, and we’re due in three weeks, so we have said that there’s a possibility that the person who safely returns her will have their name in our child’s birth certificate.”

“She’s basically our furry daughter,” Dan Cannon added.

The search has caused a stir among the Bernese Mountain dog loving community in Canada, and friends, family and strangers have rallied behind the effort.

More than 230 people have joined the Facebook group to find Molly, and posters from as far away as Newfoundland and Norway have said they are keeping an eye out for Molly Jane.

In status updates posted to the page, Cannon has been pounding the pavement every day — despite a few early contractions — knocking on doors and handing out flyers to mailmen.

In fact, she’s working so hard, her doctors warned that the stress may force her to go into labor early.

“This has taken a toll on me and my husband,” Sara Cannon told the Ottawa Citizen. “The amount of walking and driving and the stress involved might not go so well for the pregnancy, that’s why we’ve gone to this level.”

The couple said they do not know the sex of the baby, but they are willing to stray from the traditional family names they were thinking about before the pooch vanished.

“There are some strange names out there, but Molly’s that important to us so we’ll consider what we have to consider,” Sara Cannon told the Sun.

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Durtybird
Durtybird
10 years ago

What is the facebook page?

Durtybird
Durtybird
10 years ago

What is the facebook page?

Durtybird
Durtybird
10 years ago

What is the facebook page?

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
10 years ago

Awww…I will pray she returns to you. I know how it feels as our beloved collie was missing for 29 long and agonizing days of tears and fears! We found him 20 miles away and we rejoiced so much so that we would have named a child Ebenezer if we had to!! Don’t give up…she’s coming home…PRAY!!!!

KK
KK
10 years ago

…This shows LOVE isn’t predjudice. I pray for Dan, Sara, Molly Jane and your other baby, Molly Jane’s hero who brings her home…and if someone did take her, that person also, to do the right thing.

Spirit1102
Spirit1102
10 years ago

Miss Molly Jane….we know you are awaiting your ride home to your parents. Never give up on them and the people who have come to love all three, soon to be four of you. We will keep your search current. And although you don’t live near me on the map. You are close in my heart. My Alaskan Malamute named Spirit and I will make sure God is watching over you and leading your path. A home where love is abound has the joyful music of paws as a sound.

mmttw
mmttw
10 years ago

These are large dogs.  If someone suddenly acquired several of them you would think someone would have noticed.  It takes a particularly cold hearted person to steal someone’s beloved friend.  I hope they can put a stop to it, and punish the person/people involved.

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