San Clemente Retiree Tells KNX Her Pet Was Likely Dog-Napped

Rebekah Sager
August 15, 2019 - 5:41 pm

Moore family


Two weeks ago Barb and Lance Moore, both retirees of San Clemente, lost their best friend. They believe their 12-year-old golden retriever Bodie has been dog-napped. 

Bodie went missing July 25 when Moore's daughter's two dogs were playing in the backyard and he ran off. This wasn't the first time he ran off, but in the past, he'd always been found. 

Bodie recently had surgery for anal cancer and the right side of his body is shaved as is part of his tail. 

The Moore's have been tirelessly searching for their family friend. They've hired Bill Hayes, who operates 34 North Drones, a bloodhound handler from Lancaster, and even an animal psychic.

They're hoping a $2,000 reward will get him back.

Barb tells KNX for her, it feels like someone took her child, and she doesn't know where he is.  

Moore family

“Bodie is such a beautiful dog,”  Joanne Locke, a neighbor told the OC Register. “He’s the most amazing dog I’ve ever met. Dogs can be walking by barking at him and you can just imagine Bodie doing an eye roll.”

Moore has pushed her cause on social media and handed out hundreds of fliers. 

Moore says her buddy is "her constant companion."