BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - When battling a physical disability, the love of a dog can go a long way. That's why a family and community in Baton Rouge are searching tirelessly for a dog that went missing on Friday.
Owner Eddie Lejeune is heartbroken over the loss of Noah, the black and white Sheltie that helps him with his physical disability.
"[Noah] is a good companion. He goes to the park with me, rides in my truck on my lap," Lejeune said. "Goes to the park and he's just a very comfortable to have around. Coming home from a tough day at work, he's a real comfort to come home to."
Neighbors were using Lejeune's pool on Friday afternoon and accidentally left the gate open.
Noah snuck out, and Lejeune hasn't seen him since, but someone called on Saturday afternoon saying they spotted him.
Noah was last seen on Bluebonnet Boulevard, right between the Chevron gas station and the Blue Cross Blue Shield entrance. Lejeune and family believe Noah may also be near the Westminster and Jefferson Terrace areas.
Noah's information was posted on the Lost Pets of Baton Rouge Facebook page. It's been viewed 19,000 times and shared 500 times.
Volunteers like Dawnette Shelton, one of Lejeune's neighbors, have been helping with the search.
Shelton was out near Bluebonnet Monday afternoon.
"He's probably one of the sweetest men in our neighborhood," Shelton said. "And I think any animal lover really anybody would do anything to help these people find their dog."
LeJeune wants volunteers to know that Noah is scared easily, and it's best NOT to approach him or call his name.
Instead, LeJeune asks that if anyone spots Noah, to call him immediately and he'll come to the location.
If you spot Noah, please call (225) 279-1400. He is not chipped or wearing a collar.