Update: I was going to post this story, but an employee of the animal clinic has since confessed that Tech XX died after being left out in the heat accidentally. The employee tried to hide the mistake and has been fired.
WHERE IS TECH XX? - “Louisiana Tech University mascot Tech XX has been missing since Sunday evening.”
Tech XX, an English Bulldog, is the mascot of Louisiana Tech University. He went missing after being let out for a bathroom break from an animal clinic. Concerned LSU students and staff have started a massive campaign to bring Tech XX safely home. Here’s more from the Shreveport Times:
Across Ruston Monday, students and community members distributed fliers. They also worked to spread the word of the missing mascot through social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #FindTechXX.
“We’re trying everything we can to get the word out,” said Will Dearmon, Student Government Association president at Louisiana Tech. “As many people as we can get to search for him and bring him home safely, the better.”
Dearmon said Tech XX isn’t just a dog to the Ruston community and Tech family.
“He’s not just a regular bulldog,” Dearmon said. “He embodies the legacy of the bulldog, the history of the university … he’s an emblem of everything great about Tech.”
Hopefully Tech XX is found soon so he can go home and rest safely. LSU just wouldn’t be the same without this great dog. Click here for the full story.