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$5,000 reward for dog presumed stolen from Evergreen Restaurant

Rue disappeared July 5 from The Tributary at 244
Posted: 10:39 PM, Jul 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-14 00:40:28-04

EVERGREEN, Colo. -- At the Tributary at 244 in Evergreen, nothing is quite the same, ever since Matt Vogler lost a very special member of the staff.

"He wasn't just my family member, he was kind of all of our family member," Vogler said.

It's easy to understand why. Rue, a 5-year-old Catahoula mix wasn't just part of the bar, he was the life of it.

"When you come into Tributary, it's everyone's dog," said Pauly Brunner, a regular at the restaurant and bar.

On July 5, Vogler said a suspicious man walked into the back door of the bar which was closed.

Vogler's girlfriend confronted him and he told her he needed directions.

"She felt threatened and concerned for her safety," Vogler said.

Vogler said the man, described as Hispanic, mid 30's, about 5' 7" and wearing a Broncos jersey, left in a 4-door beige sedan Chrysler.

"As I got outside I immediately realized that Rue was missing," Vogler said.

Vogler is now offering a $5,000 reward for the safe return of Rue, no questions asked.

If you have any information, call Matt or Diane at 303-748-7448 or 303-674-0338.