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Aly Raisman's dog Mylo goes missing after firework display

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27-year-old Olympic gold medalist, Aly Raisman, has taken to Instagram to ask for help in finding her dog Mylo, who ran off after being spooked by a fireworks display.

Raisman shared a picture of her rescue pup, writing: “To my followers in the seaport/Boston area… my dog Mylo was terrified of fireworks and ran off. He has a tag on and a leash. Please let me know if you see him. Thank you”.  

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The athlete went on to describe how the situation should be treated and that fans should not go out to actively look for the missing pooch.

“I am so appreciative of all your help and support! I have a favor to ask - please do not go out and actively search for Mylo. He is terrified, and the folks at Missing Dogs Mass advised that we don’t have anyone yelling his name or running around looking for him.”

In the Instagram post that was shared two days ago, Raisman explained “I was told that scared dogs will make bad decisions if they are pressured, and that is the last thing that we want to have happen.”

The post has also been shared by Raisman’s friend, Chris Evans, who told his Instagram followers to “Be on the lookout if you’re in the area”, in the hopes of helping Raisman be reunited with her pup as soon as possible. The pair regularly set up playdates with their pooches.

Should anyone spot Mylo, they have been asked to avoid sharing the canine’s location on social media but instead message Raisman directly at lynnraisman@gmail.com.

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