Sassafras is a beagle from Takoma Park. She has been missing since April when she got loose from a dog walker near the National Zoo. Sassafras has her own documentary, “The Search for Sassafras.” Sassafras has her own Web site, with her own set of Frequently Asked Questions (“Is it really Sassafras?”). Sassafras’s picture is prominently placed on some 6,000 fliers that have been distributed everywhere from Chevy Chase to Columbia Heights.
Sept. 1, 2011 Beth Edinger, who owns Sassafras, checks a motion-sensor camera at a site on the American University campus where her beloved beagle was spotted recently. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo