New tips in search for Geno the St. Bernard, lost in Nederland wildfire

Posted at 11:57 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 15:16:25-04

NEDERLAND, Colo. -- There were three new leads Friday into the disappearance of a St. Bernard during a wildfire this summer.

Two dogs, Clyde and Geno, escaped their families home on July 9 near Nederland when it caught fire. Clyde was found hours later. Geno is still missing.

Friday morning, the Finding Geno Facebook page offered a reward for information and offered some suggestions about what might have happened to Geno.

"It is quite likely that a well meaning individual picked up Geno after he had spent a fair amount of time in the woods alone. He may have been a bit dirty and thinner than his normal 100 pound self (small for a St. Bernard!) leading his rescuer to think that he was abandoned or neglected," according to the Facebook page.

Katie Albright posted on the page a short time later saying they had three new leads.

"One lead was from Craigslist, one from Instagram and one was from a woman who saw a man with a 'new' St. Bernard while camping last weekend," Albright wrote. "I've been able to eliminate one lead and am working on the other two. If there is a lead that looks promising I'll update on this page, asking for additional help."

Albright went on to write, "Please do not feel as if you're getting our hopes up when you report leads because every lead gets us one step closer to FINDING GENO!"

Follow the search and download flyers on the Finding Geno Facebok page.

Geno's owners, Nederland Fire Protection District Captain Charlie Schmidtmann's and paramedic Bretlyn Schmidtmann, lost their home in the Cold Springs Fire. A GoFundMe page raised $97,000 for the couple.


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