Family of Chicago soldier seeks help finding missing dog last seen in Calumet City

CALUMET CITY, Ill (WLS) -- The family of a Chicago soldier deployed is asking for help finding her missing dog.

Last month, her Maltese/poodle mix dog, Marii, went missing while he was with a sitter and hasn't been seen since.

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Marii is described as white with darker streaks in his ears and tail.

He was last seen on Nov. 30 in south suburban Calumet City near Harding and Price avenues. Anyone who might see him is asked to not chase or whistle, as it may scare him.

"Marii is loved and missed tremendously by our family," a family member said. "He was not only a loved fur baby; he was also an Emotional Support Animal to my son and twin daughters, offering them a calm and steady presence during a year that has been filled with lots of transition. They are heartbroken and I would do anything to ease the pain that my children and sister are experiencing now. We need her to be able to focus on her mission so that she can return home safely and it would be the best holiday gift to reunite Marii with the kids."

Marii's family is also offering a reward if he is returned safe and unharmed. Anyone with information is asked to call 773-251-9526.
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