A Tennessee man who dressed as Santa for Christmas at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission says his beloved dog has gone missing for a second time in just nine days.
King, a black Lab mix, was in a parking lot across from the mission when a woman walked off with the dog at 4 p.m. Friday, David Eek said.
Eek was featured in a photo in the Dec. 26 Herald, dressed as Santa at the mission.
King and Eek's dwarf pygmy goat, Betty Lou, went missing Dec. 29. The goat still is missing, but Eek got King back some time in the past week.
He told the Herald that a witness questioned the woman Friday, and she replied, "Dave said I could have the dog" and headed south from the mission.
King wears an orange collar.
Eek said he filed a report with Pasco police and will give a free dinner for information leading to King's whereabouts. He can be reached at 423-693-3883.