Durham, N.C. — Deuce, one of the Durham Bulls' canine mascots that run victory laps the bases at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park after a win, is missing.
Owner, Gene Lonsway, of Chapel Hill Boarding Kennel, said Monday that Deuce and his littermate, Ace, were being loaded into his car after Saturday night's game when a fireworks show started, catching him and the dogs off guard.
Unable to grab both of the dogs, Deuce panicked and was last seen running toward Chapel Hill.
"It's just really terrifying knowing my boy is out there lost," said Lonsway. "
Lonsway said he searched for an hour around Durham but didn't spot Deuce, and that since then there have been no other sightings of the dog.
He said he is hopeful that the dog will be found.
"I'm very optimistic that Deuce is in somebody's home, and they just haven't figured out how to get him back to where he belongs yet."
Anyone with any information about Deuce's whereabouts is asked to call Lonsway at 919-968-3647.