A Saskatoon family has seen an outpouring of support online after losing a beloved pet.
Benji, a two-year-old Golden Retriever-Bernese, went missing during a walk Tuesday in Furdale. Now, his people are using social media to try to get some closure.
“He loves the water and there was an open spot by the river and he decided he should go for a swim,” Cheryl Litvenenko, who was walking Benji near the South Saskatchewan River at the time, told 650 CKOM.
According to Litvenenko, it wasn’t a big area of open water and she believes the quick moving, cold water took Benji downstream.
In a Facebook post shared more than 500 times the family is asking for help to find their beloved pet.
“We know he is gone,” the post reads. “We want the closure we deserve.”
As of Thursday night, more than 100 people have left messages of condolences and hope for the family that Benji will be found.