MANHATTAN – This morning, efforts are growing to bring Stella home, the miniature Australian shepherd stolen from the apartment of Autumn Brewer, a resident physician in New York City.
In addition to Autumn’s mother Jeannie—who flew in from Colorado to support her daughter, track down surveillance video and tape-up hundreds of missing fliers in the sweltering heat— Upper East Site has now learned volunteers will be printing and posting Stella’s missing fliers across the East River in Long Island City, Queens.
Back here at home, if you passed by one of these high-pedestrian traffic locations in Yorkville and Carnegie Hill, you likely saw the blitz of fliers:
- Carl Schurz Park – 87th Street Entrance
- Carl Schurz Park – 86th Street Entrance
- Near Whole Foods – East 88th & 3rd Ave.
- East 86th St & Lexington Ave.
- East 87th St & Lexington Ave
- East 86th St & Third Ave.
- East 86th St & Second Ave.
- East 91st & Second Ave.
- East 92nd & Second Ave.
- Outside Guggenheim Museum
- Central Park – 90th Street Entrance
- East 91 St & First Ave
- East 92St & First Ave
- East 93 St & First Ave
Some Upper East Siders stopped to speak with Autumn’s mother as posted the fliers— offering sympathy, support and their hopes of Stella’s safe return— all reacting with revolt when hearing the circumstances of Stella’s dog-napping.
Rover, the dog-walking app is assisting by putting up a $1,000 reward for Stella’s safe return, as first reported on Upper East Site.
Unfortunately, some unhinged individual has already begun tearing Stella’s missing posters down, as Upper East Site observed two fliers missing from their locations near 91st and Second Avenue just a few hours after being posted— one of them found in the trash can adjacent to where it was posted and was put back up.
Volunteers are encouraged to download and print their own fliers to post in their own neighborhoods, you can find it below.