Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is asking people to stop calling the phone number listed on flyers posted around Boston that are part of efforts to find her missing dog, Mylo.
Raisman first asked for help finding his beloved dog after running away in fear during a weekend fireworks display in Boston.
“My dog Mylo was afraid of the fireworks and ran away,” she tweeted on Saturday. “He has a tag and a leash. Please let me know if you see him.”
When she first shared the news, she said she would be eternally grateful if anyone had the time to post flyers in the Boston area. The flyers listed a phone number to call, and apparently people called – but apparently not because they know Mylo’s whereabouts.
Raisman tweeted Monday to let his followers know that the phone number displayed on the flyers is not his personal number.
“Please stop calling unless you see Mylo,” she urged.
It’s unclear who it is, but the Missing Dogs Mass organization has posted flyers in the city’s port area and said anyone seeing Mylo should sit on the ground and call the number on the flyer. .
Raisman and Missing Dogs Mass both asked people to stay away from Mylo, call him by name, or pursue him.
“I’ve been told that scared dogs will make bad decisions if they are pressured, and that’s the last thing we want to happen,” Raisman said in another tweet on Sunday.
Massachusetts State Police shared a tweet from Missing Dogs Mass on Monday, asking Bay State residents to keep an eye on Mylo and any other dogs the organization is looking for.
“Give them a follow-up to see any ‘missing’ alerts and help them if you can,” state police said.
Raisman posted photos of Mylo, a brown dog weighing around 35 pounds with a white stripe across his face and blue eyes.
A native of Needham, Massachusetts, she won six Olympic medals as captain of the 2012 and 2016 US Olympic women’s gymnastics teams. She is also a bestselling author and survivor of sexual abuse.
The Associated Press contributed to this report