Drone used to help find missing dog in Conception Bay South
Owner Samantha Piercey still confident she'll find her four-year-old Husky
A month-long search for a missing dog in Conception Bay South received a little help from above this week, with Philip Sullivan using an aerial drone to scan for Avalanche.
She has spent the past several weeks placing missing pet signs all over the community.
An effort has also been initiated on Facebook, with more than 700 people following a page dedicated to the search for Avalanche.
There have been numerous sightings of the dog, so Piercey is confident she'll be reunited with her pet.
"That's what we hope for. Every time we get a sighting is that it's 100 per cent Avalanche. And one of these days it's gonna be," she said.
When Sullivan learned about the search, he decided to help out.
He deployed his drone on Wednesday to an area off Fowler's Road, and the trails by the Manuel's River Interpretation Centre, with its camera scanning for any sign of Avalanche.
But it hasn't been without its challenges.
"The worst thing to look out for is cellphone towers, radio towers, TV towers and large satellite dishes," he said.
In the meantime, friends are raising money to offer a reward for anyone who finds Avalanche.
Piercey says it's possible that someone may have taken in her dog, not knowing that a search is ongoing.
With files from Julie Skinner