UPDATED: Missing Dog Found Dead

Update: Friday, 5:52 p.m.:

From Melissa Carson:

Cooper was hit by a car and was found dead. I am so sorry to tell everyone this but thank you for your support and sharing his photo. He was a sweet dog and I personally will miss him so much.

Original Post:

A Levittown dog is loose after escaping Thursday night.

Credit: Melissa Carson/Submitted

Credit: Melissa Carson/Submitted

Melissa Carson says her nephew’s dog Cooper went missing from a home on Plumtree Road in Bristol Township Levittown section. The dog is suspected of escaping out a back gate toward Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

“Please, help us find him he has to be freezing and starving!” she said, adding the dog had a black collar with no tag when it ran away.

If you have seen the dog or know its whereabouts, contact Melissa Carson via call or text message at 267-632-3327.

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