Lost and Found May 15, 2008Posted by kittyadventures in Uncategorized.
Tags: stray dogs.lost and found
Time 7 AM California, Star Date 2008 May 14… Place, a town in the middle of California.
Found Running down the side of a busy road
Two Australian Shepards…One with a collar, one with out.. No tags on either dog….
Encountered trying to help the dogs by capturing them
two High School students(rough and tumbled boys you wouldn't expect to stop and help)
and another Woman in her 30's on her way to work.
Why did I stop?
Becasue they were walking into a yard to get the dogs with a known vicious dog in our neighborhood.
I thought they might be their dogs and needed help corraling them.
Encountered Last a very nice very helpful Animal control Officer.
What happened next… I found out the dogs didn't belong to any of them, and since I had more time till I had to go to work and lived right around the corner, the dogs came home with me. We arrived at my house and I thought okay I will take a quick shower and leave the dogs in my car for easy transport to the animal control.
I finished my shower and dried my hair and dressed in a record 15 minutes. Then I called Animal control and left a message…. Things were not looking good. So I let the dogs out of the car putting them on my available leads. The dogs thought this was great fun… They got to go in the back yard to pee.. AHA one dog is a boy.
Next adventure… we go inside and get settled in the gargae with water and a bit of cat food stolen from the laundry room…
Animal control calls.. They can not pick the dogs up until soemtime between 10 and 12… right in the midst of my Spanish class.. So I decide to take them to Animal control myself after spanish class..
Next it is time to make everyone comfortable with more cat food .. Apparently this is extremely tastey to dogs.
I head off to work and school.. and arrive back at my house around 11 to take the dogs to animal control hopping that maybe they have the chips in them and a quick reunion with their family is emminent. One dog is delighterd to seem me the other one is completely sound asleep and not waking up… I start to panick it was pretty warm in the car for that 15 minutes they were in there. OMG is the dog okay?? I Walk over and touch the dog after calling and calling it. The dog bounds awake full of love, slobbers and jumps… AHA this dog is at least partially deaf.
Everyone is put on dog leads and I try to get them into the Subaru to go to the pound…apparently a Subaru is really not quite big enough to hold two Australian shepards when they are bouncing around.
Okay rule number 1… When you load other peoples dogs into your car always do it one dog at a time… This is crucial….
Rule 2.. Do not climb into the back seat to coax both dogs into the car with you… They will climb in with you and sit on you so you can not extract yourself.
Rule 3. Once you actually get your self out of the back seat and manage to close the door.. Do not climb immediately into the front seat and expect to drive off… The dogs now think you are playing some kind of great dog in the car game and then procede to try to get between you and the drivers side window and jump around on you and the front seat. All of this is done with great dog jovility and slobbers because some how you are now their best friend in the whole world.
Rule 4… Stop what you are trying to do and take one dog (the one jumping all over you out of the front seat) and put it in the way back end. close the hatch back and find that the dog is back in the front seat ready for another round of bounce on the driver…
Rule 5.. Remove the dog again to the back end and this time tie the dogs lead to one of the back seat head rests so the dog can not get to the front seat and head for Animal control with the air conditioning blasting.
We arrive at animal control and I leave the dogs in the car as I go meet the officer.. She is very very nice and comes to help me with the dogs. The dogs get the once over, She says one is a boy and one is a mama who had at least one set of babies .. Hard to tell with all that fur. She checks for chips. None are there, too bad they would all ready be home by now. ..I say I am going to call in the morning to see if they made it home she says ohhh I am sure they will only spend one night at the pound as they are obviously loved and well cared for.They are clean and friendly look well fed and are well groomed.
I leave a bit sad. they are beautiful dogs and I will let you know the out come.
By the way if you have pets Do please get them chipped. it is one of the fastest ways to get your beloved companion home with you..and accidents do happen and sometimes animals accidentlay get out of their yard and get lost.
And for all those concerned our town animal control works hand in hand with the local no klill shelter to get everyone placed in homes as soon as possilble.