Clovis police searching for Max, the French Bulldog runaway

The Fresno BeeMay 12, 2014 

Clovis police are asking for the public's help to locate Max, a French bulldog who escaped from a Clovis police car. The officer was trying to take the dog for a temporary stay at the city animal shelter while his owner was hospitalized for a medical condition.

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Clovis police are seeking the public's help to find a French bulldog named Max that bolted from an officer who was trying to shelter the pet for its owner, who fell ill.

A Clovis man went to the police department Friday morning for help regarding a medical condition. The man turned his dog, Max, over to police so he could go to the hospital.

An officer took Max to the Clovis Animal Services facility on Villa Avenue. But when he opened the patrol car door to take the dog inside for the night, Max ran off. The officer tried to catch the dog, but couldn't.

An animal service officer is following leads provided by nearby residents in the 600 block of West Barstow Avenue. There were many sightings of Max along a canal from nearby apartment complexes, police said.

Animal services is also searching Craigslist and other social media for any clues to Max's whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Max is asked to call Clovis Animal Services at (559) 324-2451 or Clovis Police Department dispatch at (559) 324-2800.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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