Former two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo is reaching out to Patriots Nation in a bid to locate his missing dog.
Mayo, who played with the New England Patriots from 2008-2015, is looking to find Knox, an English Bulldog who vanished on Thursday.
Wrentham (Mass.) police said a trainer was walking both Knox and another dog when Mayo’s pooch disappeared. The trainer said she lost track of the 3-year-old Knox when she was attending to the other dog and later called police.
Knox’s electronic collar was found on a nearby trail, with police saying there were no signs that it had been forcibly removed.
“#patsnation we could use your help!” the 32-year-old Mayo posted on Instagram. “Our tricolored English bulldog Knox was with @offleashk9training // @offleashk9trainingprovidence and they claim to have lost him. We will dig deeper in that situation but right now our main concern is expediting his return so our family can have our dog back with us.”
Mayo said he is providing a cash reward to find the 50-pound Knox, who is black, brown and white. The dog also has a distinct white front paw, Mayo said.
“Pay attention to the dogs being walked, the dogs of your friends and neighbors to see if Knox is with a new family,” Mayo said on Instagram.
Mayo was selected by the Patriots with the 10th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft.