Community searches for missing Corgi puppy on Presque Isle State Park

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There’s been no sign of the missing dog since Sunday night and the Coast Guard has stopped their official search for him.

Megan and Tom Hornyak have had an emotional 24 hours as they frantically search for their nine month old Corgi puppy named Waffles. “Anybody that knows us knows that our Corgis are basically our kids,” said Tom. 

Waffles was with the Hornyak’s roommate out on Presque Isle on Sunday and apparently got scared and ran off. “I thought I was going get down there and he would just show right up and it was probably another hour or so before I called Tom and I  knew something was wrong then,” said Megan. 

Tom says the last time they saw Waffles was on the break waters near the Stull Interpretive Center, but unfortunately no one could get to him in time. 

The folks over at the North Coast Flight School also pitched in on the search using their drones to search for Waffles. “We try to help out in any way that we can, we have the services that do allow us to do that,” said Greg Hayes, CEO of North Coast Flight School.  

Hayes says they are willing to continue to look for Waffles, but the weather can affect how successful the search is. “When we’re flying drones, it does require some of the larger drones to go out because of the winds, smaller drones get tossed and turned,” said Hayes. 

The Coast Guard and West Lake Fire Department were also out looking for Waffles on Sunday night.  If you happen to see Waffles, the Hornyaks are encouraging you to contact them, you can find their information on Tom’s Facebook page.

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