Missing Self-Storage Owners’ Dog Returned to Facility in Lincoln, NE

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Update 3/10/14 - Zeke, the 4-month-old yellow Labrador retriever reported missing last week by the owners of Eagle’s Nest Self Storage in Lincoln, Neb., has been returned home. He was dropped off at a business in Omaha, Neb., but a television viewer who had seen a local news report about the dog helped get Zeke back to his owners, according to a report by KLKN-TV.


3/7/14 - This week the four-month-old yellow Labrador retriever belonging to the owners of Eagle’s Nest Self Storage in Lincoln, Neb., was taken from the property by the driver of an unidentified vehicle. Video-surveillance footage from the facility shows that Zeke made his way to the front of the 3-acre property at 3700 Adams St., where a man pulled into the parking lot and coaxed the dog  into his car. The story was aired on a local news report from KLKN-TV.

Owner Donna Reis feared Zeke had runaway or been hit by a car until reviewing the video footage. The man in question had brown hair and a red T-shirt, and drove what appears to be a two-door, black BMW. Video did not pick up the car’s license plate.

It is not clear from the footage if the dog was stolen or the man was being a good Samaritan. Zeke was walking close to the street without wearing identification because he had recently outgrown his collar, according to Reis.

"We live here, it's a business,” Reis said. “You know the dog was well taken care of, so you know it's got to be somebody's pet."

The family has called police, posted an ad in the newspaper and checked area animal shelters.

The KLKN report includes several pictures of Zeke and the video footage. Anyone with information regarding the dog’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the storage facility at 402.432.0301.

Eagle’s Nest Self Storage also operates a boat/RV storage facility in Lincoln.

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