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Last Post 04-05-2012 9:25 AM by  Sheena
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24-12-2011 7:21 AM

    Well this is not exactly a pet story but I rescued a puppy yesterday!

    Got home from the shops, saw what I at first thought was a rat or a hedgehog scurrying near my feet. When I looked down, I saw the tiniest yorkshire terrier puppy looking wet and cold and bedraggled and clearly in need of warmth. He could only have been a couple of months old, no collar on and small enough to pick up one handed.

    So naturally I called the dog warden - checked that they don't put animals to sleep first and let the puppy sit by the radiator while I waited. The dog warden arrived in about 15 minutes with, surprise surprise, the dog owner in tow and a young girl (probably his grandaughter) who had clearly been blubbing her eyes out all morning over the lost dog.

    So there you go, a happy reunion. And dog wardens don't put dogs to sleep. If they did then I'd have kept the puppy!

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    24-12-2011 9:01 AM
    Well done you, and happy stories are always so very nice to read about
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    24-12-2011 10:02 AM
    Thats brilliant, i found a young lurcher a few years ago and took it in till the dog wardens came, i could not trace the owner. An hour after it went the owner came to my house, he only lived 3 doors up but it was a new dog so none of the neighbors new it was his, he ended up having to drive 40 miles to collect it but at least he got it back.
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    24-12-2011 12:06 PM

    Well done, I am so pleased the dog has found its owners and will be loved for ever more. Job well done !!

    God loved birds he created trees, man loved birds he created cages :-(
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    03-05-2012 6:00 AM

     What a lovely story, a lot of people wouldn't have done what you did.

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    03-05-2012 6:09 AM
    I love a happy ending.
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    03-05-2012 6:19 AM

     Lovely story

    Treat Animals like Humans - with R E S P E C T !!!
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    04-05-2012 1:45 AM
    Some years ago I was walking my two German Shepherds on the Downs in the fog. They were running about all over the place, then began to bark. One of them came back to me, the other kept barking. When I went to see, there was a Yorkie, just like the one on this thread, although not a pup. He was wet, upset, and lost. I picked him up and walked around for a bit, calling out 'anyone lost a dog?'. Eventually the owner called out, and found me (very thick fog) and I began to tell him how I'd found his dog, but he just snatched it away and stalked off. How lovely! It made me wish that I'd kept my mouth shut, and taken the dog home. I could hear him shouting at the dog, angry because he'd had to look for quite some time for it. What a nice man! And people think I'm odd because I tend to prefer most animals to most people...
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    04-05-2012 9:05 AM

    Good news for the wee yorkie.  Any lost dog gets 7days for owner to claim it before either being put up for rehoming or put to sleep.  I help two days a week at "SHAK" a dog rescue kennels and I have so many heartbreaking stories I could tell.  Even when the dogs are chipped we get owners denying all knowledge of them.  We had a 10month old Husky just last week taken to the local vets to be put to sleep!!!!!!!!!! -  he was lucky to end up at SHAK.  Staffies are so very often not as lucky.  So so sad.

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    04-05-2012 9:09 AM
    Oh Sheena

    What a shame for the Husky I would have loved to take him/her on no problem. Some owners just should not have pets.

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    04-05-2012 9:25 AM

    Luckily the vet tried my number as they couldn't get through to SHAK and this most beautiful dog called Shadow was saved.  If you look on SHAK website (safe Homes and Kindness) you can see this pup (he has gone into foster care now).  He wasnt a husky but is a breed that looked just like a Wolf.  (The owner only had him a fortnight!!!).  If you look on the site I currently have "Hope" who came in a dreadful emaciated state, had to have ALL her teeth removed and two tumours removed too. She is doing just grand now though. 

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