Orlando Bloom Ends Search For Missing Dog Mighty, Honors Him With New Tattoo

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Orlando Bloom has ended the search for his beloved dog Mighty, saying the pup was “on the other side now,” CNN reported.

In an emotional Instagram post, Bloom told his 4.1 million followers that after a frantic week of searching, he had found the labradoodle’s collar. You can see Bloom’s post here.

“He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure.”

The Pirates of the Caribbean star described the exhaustive lengths he had gone to while searching for Mighty, saying he had “left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the man holes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed.” He also used two sniffer dogs to try and locate the pooch.

The sentimental caption was accompanied by a video of Bloom getting a tattoo in memory of his canine companion.

His celebrity friends reached out to leave their condolences.

“The tears won’t stop. I’m so so so deeply sorry my friend. I love you,” commented Jennifer Aniston.

Helena Christensen also left a comment, calling the tattoo a “beautiful tribute.”

Bloom’s fiancée, singer Katy Perry, reposted the video on Twitter, saying the couple had a “paw shaped hole in our hearts.” You can see Perry’s tweet here.

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Mighty’s on the other side now. After 7 days of searching from sunrise to sunset and into the wee hours, today, the 7th day ~the number of completion~ we found his collar... I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing... I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the man holes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well. I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion. I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond. He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you. RIP my MIGHTY HEART my little fellow A ♠️’s ❤️Thank you to the community for allowing me to search through their yards for him and supporting my midnight walks. It was reassuring to see the best of people even in the worst of times. To the angels of @dogdayssar I’m forever in your debt. You ladies are heaven sent. Lastly thank you to @scottcampbell for the ink. I love you brother❤️l

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The news was confirmed by Dog Days Search & Rescue in a separate Instagram post, describing the “painstaking” experience of finding Mighty, who “had already passed over the rainbow bridge.” The organization stated they hoped finding Mighty would “allow his family to have closure.” You can see their post here.

The cherished pet was first reported missing on July 15, as previously noted by The Inquisitr. Bloom called out to his fans on social media, offering a $5,000 reward for Mighty’s return. The pup was last seen in Montecito, California.

On July 20, Bloom posted an update on Instagram, saying he felt “broken wide open,” and described the situation as “a waking nightmare.”

“Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family,” he said.

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I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open. The rawness I have felt over these past few days and sleepless nights at the idea of my little man being lost and scared, with me unable to do anything to protect him, is a waking nightmare. ⁣ ⁣ I feel powerless... maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times.⁣ ⁣ Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him. Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family. ????❤️⁣

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Bloom took the dog home in 2017, while he and Perry were on a break in their relationship. Since then, the couple have acquired a second poodle, Nugget, and are expecting their first child together. The actor also has a son, Flynn, from his previous marriage to Miranda Kerr.

News of the dog’s passing comes three months after the death of Perry’s cat, Kitty Purry, as noted by People. Perry had owned the cat for 15 years, often posting her images on social media.

Bloom recently starred in the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row, alongside Cara Delevingne. His next project is the upcoming film Retaliation, according to Entertainment Tonight.