It's been a week today since a fast-moving fire destroyed Helen Buzinkai's Hilltop Drive home. And it's been a week since Morgan - the family's much-loved boxer-pit bull mix - vanished in the confusion.
Volunteers combed much of the area near the Sylvan Lakes development and Woodland Road over the past week and this weekend.
"Thank you everyone who came out today," she wrote on her Facebook page "Finding Morgan." "We covered a lot of ground. We found some signs today that Morgan was around somewhere. Due to the high traffic of people that have been trying to find her, I'm not going to disclose where, because I don't want to compromise that area."
It's still possible that Morgan may be wandering around Sylvan Lakes, but the Sonata Bay development is a new "hot spot," she wrote.
Buzinkai has described Morgan as an extremely friendly dog. But she may be spooked by the number of people yelling her name as they search, Buzinkai wrote.
"Please, if you go out looking, do not call her name anymore unless you actually see her," she said. "If you do, sit on the ground, don't look her in the eye and call her gently, and if you have a treat you can offer her it."
"But under no circumstance should you call her or leave food anywhere," she added on the Facebook page. "We're trying to make her hungry, and she's clearly not coming to people, so it is unlikely that yelling her name is helping, probably pushing her away."
Anyone who thinks they may have seen Morgan please contact her owners with any information at the following numbers:
Jay 732-300-6180 (Morgan's Emergency contact)
Buzinkai is offering a $500 reward for Morgan's return. The family has set up a Facebook page "Finding Morgan," and asks that readers share it. Morgan is microchipped and is wearing a collar.