By Associated Press - Monday, July 2, 2018

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police are asking the public for help in finding a former New England Patriots player’s missing dog.

Wrentham police say a trainer was walking former linebacker Jerod Mayo’s English bulldog, Knox, and another dog Thursday when Knox disappeared.

The walk took place around 8 p.m. near the Joe’s Rock conservation area in Wrentham.

Police say the dog’s electronic collar was found on a nearby trail, and there were no signs that it had been forcibly removed.

Authorities say it’s unlikely Knox simply ran away, because the dog’s breed is notorious for having poor cardio.

Mayo posted a plea for the dog’s return on Instagram Saturday, saying his family is “praying to have him back with us safe and sound.”

An investigation is ongoing.

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