Vader went missing from his home in Brooks, Alta., on Sept. 28, 2017. (CTV Calgary)
It was late September when Jim Third’s dog Vader ran away from his home in Brooks, Alta., beginning the family’s six-week long search across the city.
“The first two or three days I must’ve put in eight or ten hours of walking up and down the ditches,” Third told CTV Calgary.
On the morning Vader disappeared, Third said he was working near the Trans-Canada Highway. Vader was scouring through a weed patch filled with rabbits and rodents before wandering off.
“He’s usually really good. He stays within a 100-yard radius,” Third said. “We saw him at 11:30 a.m. At 12:00 p.m. we went to go for lunch and he was gone.”
The Thirds visited veterinary clinics, animal protection services, and neighbours’ homes in search of their missing ranch dog, but they had no luck. 
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