BROOKLINE (CBS) – Volunteers helping to find author Dennis Lehane’s missing dog have been ordered to take down the posters they’ve placed around town.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Lehane has said if anyone finds Tessa, he will use their name for a character in his next book.

Brookline’s Public Works director says the posters violate town code. The town has given searchers until Monday to take down the posters, otherwise, officials say the signs will be removed by town workers.

While a number of people took to Twitter to trash the town’s announcement, Lehane was actually very understanding about the order.

“I can see the town of Brookline’s point. And there’s no reason we should expect preferential or selective treatment because of my last name,” he said in a statement. “If this is their policy then we will abide by it and take the signs down. The town of Brookline and the city of Boston have been nothing but supportive during this situation and we thank them wholeheartedly.”

Tessa, a beagle, went missing back on December 24.


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