Anne Steinbach is at her wits’ end in her fruitless search for Oi, her beloved roadhouse husky.
The truckies’ favourite at the Threeways Roadhouse, 472km north of Alice Springs, went missing on April 9, and despite a helicopter sweep, extensive media coverage, and a $4500 reward, Steinbach is still no closer to being reunited.
Her only glimmer of hope are unconfirmed sightings, first in nearby Tennant Creek, and more recently in Mt Isa, leads she’s hoping to explore further with the help of a private investigator.
She’s now launched a GoFundMe Page hoping to raise $12,345 to pay for the pet detective.
“I have been quoted $1500 a day, and am now on to getting more quotes of different agencies. I am devastated and desperate and see this as my last option,” says Steinbach.
“I was hesitating for so long [to use this option], not wanting people to think I want to make profit out of the loss of my Boy, but don’t know what else is left to do to get him back.
“It breaks my heart every day again to not have him around – he’s all I got.”
After viewing security camera footage of what appeared to be Oi in the back of a grey sedan, Anne told police at the time she believed her husky had been stolen.
Local media reports said NT Police had made inquiries regarding a “vehicle of interest” and had patrolled several locations.
Anyone with information about Oi can call police on 131 444, or phone Steinbach direct on 0476470896.