Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Found & Returned: A Happy Ending To a Lost Dog Story

Image from LOL Dogs

Matthew and I noticed a new dog in our neighborhood this weekend. He was roaming around without a leash on the playground in our housing edition. There was a group of kids with him so I assumed they were together.

Well, turns out he was just following them around and was apparently lost.

Poor little guy was still hanging around yesterday morning as I was leaving for work. I set out a food dish and checked his tags - no phone number other than to a local animal clinic where he had his recent rabies shot.

Called the clinic and they matched the number on his rabies tag with his owner's records. At first the clinic could not reach Scrappy's owner - I was running late for work so I agreed to put him in my fenced-in backyard until I heard from his human mum and dad. (I would want someone to do the same for my loves if they ever got lost rather than leave them wandering the streets all day).

This was all around 8AM yesterday morning and by9:30AM I heard from his distraught owner. Apparently Scrappy managed to wander almost a mile and a half way and across a 4 lane highway - they live on the other side - no clue how he got in our neighborhood but thankfully he is safe and sound and no worse for the wear!

I love it when things end happily!


SUSAN said...

How great! Love a happy ending, Scrappy was so lucky to be found by you.

Stacy said...

Susan - Yup! I love happy endings!

BerryBird said...

This is a great story! I'm so glad you reunited Scrappy with his people.

Nadine said...

Thank goodness! Yesterday I saw a small dog wandering aimlessly around the school and in the road. My room is on the 3rd floor and with a classroom of kids there was nothing I could do. It made me very sad. I'm glad things worked out for your lost & found doggy.