Search for Missing Vivi Continues (Updated 03-25-06)

Preparations for the Saturday stake-out begin to take affect in hopes of retrieving Vivi.

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The "Media Circus"
Several people have commented on the "media circus" that has developed around Vivi. Initially we encouraged coverage in an attempt to make the people living where Vivi is aware of her. Things have escalated to an almost unreal level, however. Katie Couric on The Today Show this morning made a comment that she was sure Vivi would be found soon. I believe Bonnie Folz is going on Good Morning America to talk about lost dogs. The Los Angeles Times ran a color photo of Vivi on its front page today and made it the top story of its The Nation section. CBS and Fox News have called for updates today; Karin Goin tells us that BBC called her trying to get our phone numbers.

Following reports that bounty hunters are moving in to chase Vivi, we have decided to cut down on interviews. The only media that really matter to us are those that people in Flushing read or watch, and according to Jil there is sufficient coverage there. Denise Flaims Newsday website updates provide by far the most comprehensive information.

We are very grateful that almost nobody has pointed out how unfair all the focus on Vivis misfortune is. There are thousands of other dogs out there who deserve every bit as much attention. We don't know why her story has captured the nations (and the worlds) attention to such an unprecedented degree, but in so far as it benefits Vivi, and hopefully other lost dogs also, we cannot be other than grateful.

Thanks for your good wishes.
For more information visit the American Whippet Club

Posted: March 25, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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