Hurricane Irma evacuee needs your help to find deaf dog in Raleigh

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A Hurricane Irma evacuee from Fort Lauderdale Florida is pleading for your help to find her lost dog in North East Raleigh.

The elderly white Chihuahua went missing in the Riverside community.

The dog's name is Geordie. He's 15 years-old, deaf and in need of his medication.

He means the world to Karen Calcano, a Hurricane Irma evacuee.

Calcano left her home in Fort Lauderdale, FL to stay with family in Raleigh because she was afraid she might lose everything to the storm. She came to North Carolina with her boyfriend, two dogs, and two birds.

Now, the physician's assistant is leaving no stone unturned in the search for Geordie who escaped from a family member's home Saturday.

Calcano hired an expert dog tracker and raised the reward for her dog from $1,000 to $3,500.

While her home sustained minimal damage, she says she refuses to go back without Geordie.

"Geordie is more than family; he's my soulmate," Calcano said, "He has seen me through so many things, and I made a vow when I adopted him that I was going to take care of him no matter what, sickness, health. I owe it to him to take care of him and make sure that he never suffers, he always has a home, and that he's always loved."

Calcano urges anyone who may have found him, or even just spotted him, to give her a call - no questions asked.
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