A Dog Rescue with a Happy Ending
We had this Great Pyrenees wander into the yard a couple days ago. He was friendly and Scooby was enjoying playing with him, so we called around the neighborhood to see if anyone was missing a dog. It started to get dark and he showed no signs of going home, so I put out some water and food for him and he stayed all night. The next day, we called Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals, who have a lot of great programs, including a cheap microchip service ($10 for a microchip) and several people with microchip scanners. We had our doubts that he’d have a chip and were getting close to just keeping him because he and Scooby were new best buddies, but he had a chip! After calling the chip company we found out he lived almost 40 miles away. Once we talked to the owner it turns out he was being dog-sat by a neighbor and had gotten out and they were worried sick about him. They came to pick him up and he went home! We were pleasantly surprised to have a situation helping an animal go so well. So many times the outcome is unfortunate, but the moral of the story is: Microchip your pet!
Brodie the Great Pyrenees Escape Artist