It was around 10:00 in the morning, Chance Shelter board members were running errands. One of our errands took us on the backside of a grocery store. When finished with our errand we both saw a blurr of white off in the distance.
We drove closer to get a better look. There, trapped inside a drainage area, surrounded by block walls and rod iron fencing was this little guy. He was feverishly trying to jump over the what look to be like a 10′ block wall.
We found a way to get inside the rod iron fencing, so I walked in slowly with this little one barking at my every step I took. I stopped and kneeled down and put my hand out. He was shivering and so scared, he started to come to me, and when he got within a few feet, started barking and ran away again! We just could not give up on him. I decided to move forward again and to my surprise, this time as I got closer, he rolled over onto his back, as if to say, ” ok, I give up”. He let me pick him up and we put him in to the back seat of the car. He was so exhausted he was asleep within a few minutes. We had to finish our errands, but before we did, we took him to the pet store to see if he was micro- chipped, he did not have a collar. As it turned out, no micro-chip either. We felt though that he had to belong to someone, he was so sweet and somewhat clean and recently groomed.
Once back home, we contacted animal care and control to make a report. Then, posted him on Facebook with very little detail to see if someone would be missing him and able to describe. The out poring of people willing to take him in was heartwarming. By the end of the day a call came in saying ” I think you have my dog, his name is Bailey”. So we called him by name and his ears perked up! While we had Bailey out with us running errands we met with a man who had a child, this little doggie kept trying to get to the baby, but we would not let him for fear we did not know what he would do.
Turns out, Bailey had a baby of his own! Finally, he got to see her again, and he was so happy! This story had a happy ending, but not all do. Please, have your pet spayed or neutered so they won’t have the urge to flee! Get them micro- chipped or a collar with ID, incase they do.