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Lonely Dog Waits For Owner After Powerhouse Fire [UPDATED]

Neighbors hope to find the owner of a stray German Shepherd in Elizabeth Lake. (Photo courtesy of KABC.)
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Neighbors have been looking after a stray German Shepherd who they assume was lost during the recent Powerhouse Fire.

Residents of Elizabeth Lake have been bringing the male dog food and keeping him company every day, ABC News reports.

Animal control officials won't pick him up because they're sure the dog's owner is nearby.

"He belongs to somebody, so maybe he just got away in the fire, the chaos of the fire. We need to find his home, so I hope the owners who are looking for him will please come and get him," Denise, a woman who found the dog, told ABC News.

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She calls the dog "Bubba" and says he was obviously wearing a collar before the fire. Presumably, he is no longer wearing a collar which might have helped locate the owner. It also seems that no one has brought the dog to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

UPDATE, JUNE 13, 10:30 A.M.: "Power," as the dog has been appropriately named, is being cared for by Simi Valley Missing Pets. Pictures of the pooch are available on the group's Facebook page.

Power was taken to a vet, and "he had a few medical issues," according to Fox. "Nothing serious." It was also confirmed that Power was not microchipped.