So April 2018, I found this guy wandering in the streets and posted his story here:
I found this little guy walking in the rain not far from my house yesterday. Weighed all of 3-4 lbs, wet. No tags, no chip, no idea where he came from, I let him sleep in my car (wrapped in a blanket sitting atop a puppy pad) all day while we searched for his owners. I thought it was less stressful than a crate and/or bringing him anywhere near my pups. It was warm enough that I wasn’t worried about him.
I let the Humane Society know I had him, put notices on the local message boards, drove around the neighborhood. Around 5 pm the HS called and asked me to bring him in for intake and I agreed. I’d felt like I ran out of options and he really couldn’t stay with me overnight, but told them to call me if no one claimed him.
He was a little grumpy old man – my guess part terrier, part Chihuahua – but sweet as could be.
Around midnight last night got a message from the neighborhood message board about a missing dog. It was him. They were successfully reunited this morning.
Happy ending. I on the other hand got absolutely NOTHING done yesterday.
So tonight my niece – the same niece who was my accomplice when we rescued Mabel and Maddie from the park- and I turned onto my street after a day of driving to find this little guy once again wandering down my street – the complete opposite end of the street from where he was last time.
He still has no tags with his name or owners’ phone number. He does have a city license. So I’ll call the Humane Society tomorrow and see if there is a number on file. I don’t want to turn him in again because I think the fine is double the second time. I know last time he slipped out of a small opening (he weighs all of 3lbs, it doesn’t take much for him to get out, I’m sure) and they were worried sick. I’m sure something similar happened this time, too.
It was once again, pouring rain. He’s safely tucked in my garage in a crate. I’m headed out to get him a blanket for the night.
But how the heck we found each other again…well it is one of the mysteries of the universe.