• Murrysville family asks for help finding deployed daughter's missing dog


    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A Murrysville family is asking for help finding their deployed daughter’s missing dog.

    Geri Keitzer told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that her 27-year-old daughter, Airman Brenda Keitzer, left her dog with her parents while deployed on an unidentified mission in the Air Force.

    Geri Keitzer said they’re concerned because the white Siberian husky, Koda, went missing on Dec. 31 and hasn’t been seen since. She said she doesn’t want her daughter to be disappointed when she comes home.

    “He ran off on Dec. 31. He just disappeared up the hill there and hasn’t come back. We started putting fliers out everywhere,” Geri Keitzer said.

    Geri Keitzer said she normally puts a safety vest and collar with an alarm on Koda, but this time she didn’t.

    “He was her only company, so she would really love to get him back, that’s for sure. He’s such a sweet dog,” Geri Keitzer said.

    The Keitzer family said they told Brenda about Koda being missing, but they’re hoping the dog will be found before she returns.

    “She actually tried to give him to me to keep when she was deployed. She wanted me to keep him. But when she came home it was obvious that there was no way the dog was staying with me because he belongs to her. He is just in love with her,” Geri Keitzer said.

    Anyone with information on Koda’s whereabouts is asked to contact 724-733-1878.

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