Postings of any lost or found dogs. Not related to located (users might also want to cross-post in the specific region of the country). This specific forum is not limited to Border Collies, but open to all breeds.
I have been talking with a wonderful lady who does transport for rescues on a regular basis in Iowa. She helped us with the dog from Missouri this weekend.She told me a story that made me literally ILL. In a nutshell, she was driving down the interstate, and saw some guy unload a BC mix from his truck. SHe thought he was about to take the dog for a run. The guy saw her, and immediately sped away. The poor dog chased after the truck, or TRIED to chase as it were, because to make matters worse, he appears to have a broken leg. He has been there several days now, and AMy is desperately trying to catch him. They now have a live trap set out, as he is very scared and shy. She has left him food and a blanket as well. We have told her that if she is able to catch this poor guy, and if we can get assistance with his vetting, we will MAKE SURE we have a space for him. My foster Mom Ruth has said she will do whatever it takes, even though her home is full.
I will keep everyone apprised of the situation. If he comes in, if Amy is able to help, there is going to be a very nasty vet bill. I hope Amy can get some help with this. Thanks all.
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This is the last email I got from AMy. This is very worrisome.
Assuming this dog is a boy, I think Oliver would be a good name. He's a scared, but clever little orphan like Oliver Twist. In fact, he was too clever for the trap last night. The bacon that led the way into the trap was gone this morning, but the trap was empty. I discovered last night that we have yet more worries with Oliver. After I placed the bacon in the trap last night, I spotted a state patrolman at the gas station on the other side of the interstate. He was visiting with a DeSoto policeman and a Dallas County Sheriff. So, I interrupted them to make sure they knew about the dog and what we were doing. I gave them my phone number and asked them to call me anytime day or night if they see Oliver. The State Patrolman stated he had received a call about an injured dog near the interstate and his intentions were to just shoot the dog if he finds it. I begged him not to shoot him and explained that I had all kinds of resources in place and standing by ready to care for this baby. He just looked away and started talking to the DeSoto police officer. The DeSoto police officer then said, "No one is going to shoot the dog." I wish I could believe that. Poor Oliver has enough problems without this jerk looking for a reason to use his gun.
Amy managed to capture this sweet little thing. She seems to be Retriever/BC from her photo. The latest update is that there is an angel watching over this pup. Her name is now "Grace" because of all the miracles surrounding her.
Her story as told by Amy: You wouldn't believe what went on yesterday. Talk about your twists and turns! I received a call from the volunteer who was monitoring the trap for me during the day. She stated that the trap was gone and someone told her that the Dept of Transportation took it. I called and raised holy hell with the State Patrol headquarters about the State Trooper wanting to shoot the dog and the missing trap. After a very lengthy chewing out, they agreed that no one would shoot the dog, they would inform me about any calls they receive about an injured dog in that area, and they offered to contact the DOT for me about the missing trap. They called me back a few minutes later and said the DOT didn't take the trap; the city of DeSoto took it. So, I called the mayor of DeSoto and raised hell with him and demanded the trap back and permission to keep it by the highway. The mayor called the city workers and instructed them to return the trap and leave it alone. In the meantime, I had to go to multiple doctor appointments (I just had surgery on my liver about 3 1/2 weeks ago, and I'm treating a partially torn rotator cuff in my rt shoulder). On my way home, I had to stop at my final appointment and received a cortisone shot in my shoulder. What a day!
Last night I sat on top of my car across the road with binoculars until 11:30. Went home and prayed and prayed and prayed. Went back to check the trap at 2:00 a.m. and my prayers were answered! The dog was there and barking like crazy. I fed her turkey slices thru the bars while I waited for my son to come with the truck. By then, she (yes, it's a girl!) was my buddy. We brought her home, fed her, gave her lots of water and then she and I slept on the floor in the laundry room together until 7:00 this morning. She snuggled right in under my arm and slept soundly. Her new name is Casey, since she was running around by a Casey's gas station. Currently, Casey is at the vet getting thoroughly check out and getting all her shots, etc. It appears she has a fractured knee on her left rear leg, but she is able to put some weight on it without whimpering, so hopefully, it's not too bad.
Now that I've had a really good look at Casey, I can't really call her a border collie mix. The tail and maybe her ears are probably the only border collie parts of her. Even my vet was having trouble determining what type of mix she is. I'll send you a photo after lunch. Whatever she is, she is cute and sweet and most importantly, she's safe. God answered my prayers and made this rainy, cold day in Iowa, one of the most beautiful days I've ever known! Thank you so much for your support and friendship this week!!
And an update today:
I've attached a photo of Grace. She is the sweetest little girl! Gracie has a fractured knee and a really bad hip. She is going in for surgery on Tuesday with a specialist. Thank God the Animal Rescue League here has offered to pay for it! God's grace is running thru this whole adventure, which is why I named her Grace. She is very unhappy about being left alone, but that's entirely understandable after being abandoned. Other than that, she seems to be house-trained because she hasn't had any accidents. She is not food aggressive with people, but I haven't had her around my other dogs yet to know how she will respond with them around. Gracie has been fine with the cats and cowered when one of them whacked her on the nose. Poor baby! I have a few helpers tonight that will assist with doggie introductions. Cross your fingers that my Scout behaves herself! I'll keep you posted!