Missing male Great Dane! Please help!

His name is Dezel. He is a neutered male fawn colored Dane with un-cropped ears and a black Merle head. He was dumped on sate land in Ulster County by my husband. My dog was seen by a passerby who spotted Dezel running along the thruway by exit 21 in Catskill and she called Ulster humane Society who passed the info to Columbia Green Humane Society who said that animal control was notified and dispatched. The animal control officer did not move from behind his desk to look for the dog as he said that his location was not EXACTLY pinpointed. OMG! My husband took the dog while I was in NC and dumped my dog because he did not like him! Through talking to my son, we both came to the conclusion that my husband dumped the dog in Ulster County where he has a hunting camp. Not up the road in Bovina which is Delaware county as he claimed to the police. There is acres of state land and he knew that I would never find the dog there had I not realized that he, in fact, dumped Dezel there. I have been on the phone non stop calling animal control and the police. where I believe Dezel was dumped. I have left NO STONE unturned to find him and I will find him. I sit here helpless knowing my dog is exposed to the elements and wondering why this has happened to him.Dezel was only dislike by my husband and Dezel did not trust him. If you can help me find him please do. I am desparete to find him and each day that goes by and he is not been found, my heart breaks a little more thinking he is out there. I have alot of good people helping me look for him. The nice ranger who covers that area said he will put the dog right in his car and drive him home to me if he finds him first. I think my husband was thinking that the dog would wander and find a new home and I would never find him again. He was almost right
I have now exhausted all resources to find Dezel. Since he was spotted by exit 21 of the NYS thruway, we are concentrating our efforts there

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 1 at 12:17 PM

I am praying you find your sweet pup. Don't give up! I think he may have been on to something not liking your husband!! Hang in there!

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Lacy says ... on Friday, Nov 5 at 9:27 AM

I think you need to divorce the jerk.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Nov 5 at 9:37 PM

Are you still living with the husband? I don't think I could even speak to someone who would do such a thing... I pray you get your Denzel back soon.

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Jeff says ... on Friday, Nov 5 at 10:56 PM

i think your husband needs to be dumped a couple of hours ride out in a desert. wthout food, water, or a cell phone. I;d also take his shoes.if you are stil with him., i feel poorly for you. I feel terrible for your dog.

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Woodstock Resident says ... on Saturday, Nov 6 at 8:15 AM

Your husband commite a cruel and inhumane act, and I hope he is prosecuted by the law. We all know that it is almost impossible for a dog like yours to survive in the wild, or worse become part of a feral gang. Good luck to you. I'll post your story.

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Outraged says ... on Saturday, Nov 6 at 12:03 PM

I hope you find this poor dog. Your husband should be punished to the full extent of the law. I hope you hear soon that you got your dog back. If so, you must either divorce your husband or make sure to never leave the poor dog alone with him again.

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melanie says ... on Saturday, Nov 6 at 4:22 PM


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Terry says ... on Saturday, Nov 6 at 9:48 PM

Please somehow keep us informed, I read and shared on facebook.I live in NC or I'd be there helping bring him home.As for the husband, Dezel could sense something about him. Dump him. Prayers for you all on a reunion soon.

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 9:52 AM

I pray you find him. I feel terrible for you.

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sylvia bullett says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 9:55 AM

You need to find a good home for this dog--as long as your husband is still living there you should not take the dog back--God knows what he'll do next. he could shoot him or abuse him. your husband sounds rotten. Quit making excuses for him.

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MS - LVT says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 9:59 AM

Joanne it's Megan from DP's - I reposted on fb and will continue to get the word out. I hope you find him!!

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Donna says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 7:35 PM

Please advise Catskill State Police, the Catskill Village Police Dept and The Greene County Sheriff's Office! I've personally dealt with the animal control guy, who is/was involved with our shelter and he's absolutely USELESS.

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Donna says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 7:38 PM

PLEASE also file a complaint with the Town of Catskill. We lost our last animal control guy for some stupid reason, but HE was on the job every day and night. This guy is a waste of $$.

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Cheryl says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 8:00 PM

Joanne-- I am praying for your dog and for you. It sounds like you have some important decisions to make for yourself and your family (including the dog). Please let me know if you find him. I will find a good home for your dog if needed.

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Judy says ... on Sunday, Nov 7 at 9:33 PM

I find that Great Danes are very smart. I bet your dog is so confused and scared. I will pray for you and your dog. My danes are my Children and thank God my husband loves them as much as I do..

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Beverly says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 7:35 AM

I just posted this on Facebook- I will also post it on the Great Dane Rescue sites- OMG- Your husband needs to be dumped somewhere and left- what a scumbag! I am praying for you and Dezel.

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 8:03 AM

dump the husbad

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Mark and Colette says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 9:23 AM

We are great dane lovers and I can not fathom your own husband doing this to you and your baby. What a loser. You should take his clothes and dump him in the mountains. Our prayers are with you. Hope you find him soon

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 1:35 PM

I think you should have your husband arrested for cruelty to animals....

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 1:54 PM

What a jerk. Put the guy out in the woods nakedand see how happy he is. Find the dog and dump the man.

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 8 at 2:32 PM

Good Luck! I hope you find your baby! Dogs are a great judge of character. Dump your man because the dogs dislikes him. What a jerk! I wish you luck and you will be in our prayers.

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Nichole Nichls says ... on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 6:30 AM

I will keep my eyes open, I live near that area and visit frequently as my husbands mother lives up in Ulster area. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (not your husband of course) that you find your dog.

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dyndyn says ... on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 5:23 PM

I live in Owego but you never know. We will keep our eyes and ears open. By the way, get rid of your husband. Dogs are a great judge of character.

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Lorna says ... on Wednesday, Nov 10 at 11:37 AM

Any news on finding this baby....?

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CS says ... on Wednesday, Nov 10 at 12:36 PM

Does anybody know if they found the dog?? Any news??

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rae says ... on Saturday, Nov 13 at 8:10 AM

Has the dog been found yet? Please keep us updated..

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Anonymous in Bovina says ... on Sunday, Nov 14 at 4:56 PM

If you all knew this wacko you would understand why he did what he did! Anybody in town would vouch for this man. She's the one who should be dumped.....

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Laura says ... on Monday, Nov 15 at 8:50 AM

Anonymous in Bovina, No decent man dumps an animal anywhere other than a shelter. The personalities involved are irrelevant. It's inhumane and people who are cruel to animals are invariably cruel to people as well. The man is a loser.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 8:19 PM

This should be a clear indication of what kind of person your husband is. I certainly hope you are not with this sap.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 8:22 PM

Anonymous in Bovina: Sounds like the wacko is the one that dumped a helpless animal. Pretty spineless too. There are rescues that would take an amimal like that. There is no excuse for what this coward did.

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Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Nov 20 at 10:00 AM

Any update on this dog????

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joanne mcintosh says ... on Saturday, Dec 11 at 6:59 PM

Thank you everyone. My dog is still missing. He was spotted again by the Catskill exit 21 in Leeds, NY on Nov. 17th. We are doing everything we can in that area. I now think someone has him. I need your help in making this person come forward! J

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lovesdogs says ... on Saturday, Dec 11 at 7:43 PM

Anonymous in Bobina it is obvious you are the jerk that dumped the dog. No body else could defend such an evil act. If you don't get along with each other that is fine. But using kids or pets as weapons is sick and not normal. Get some counseling

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joanne McIntosh says ... on Sunday, Dec 12 at 12:43 AM

Thank you all for your support! I threw my husband out of the house that very day. He lied to the officers when I tried to have him arrested, so he wasn't charged. To anonymous in Bovina. Have the guts to sign your name. U R as twisted as my husband!

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Lori says ... on Friday, May 6 at 10:37 PM

Was your dog ever found ???

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