Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Does Anyone know This Dog??

A few nights ago, something got into the cat food in the barn.  I thought it was one of the cats from down the road and did not think much about it.  Then, one of my chickens got killed.  I figured it was a fox or weasel.  Last night, driving home from work, I saw this dog in the road.

I could see that she had porcupine quills in her face and that she was in poor condition.  She ran straight down my driveway and out past my barn.  I tried to find her, but she took off into the woods and disappeared.  It was 2:00 am and tracking strays in the deep woods was not going to happen.  I went to bed hoping she would find her way home and feeling rather guiltily relieved.

This afternoon, I spotted her by my pond and knew I wasn't getting off the hook that easily.  I went out armed with food, a leash and Connor to point the way.  We tracked her through the woods for a while and finally managed to get close enough to toss some food her way.  That sure got her attention and i was finally able to ease up and get a leash around her neck.

She was standoffish, but friendly enough once caught.  She has clearly been having a rough time on her own in the woods.

She is emaciated, exhausted and the quills in her face and chest have clearly been there for some time.

After talking to her and some more food, she let me pull most of the quills out and I also took off about a hundred ticks.

I got her home, got her some more food and put her in a crate in a quiet spot where she can rest.

I've called all the local vets, the shelter, the dog control officer...no one knows her.  I think she has been dumped in the woods.

I really do not want another dog.  Please tell me that someone recognizes this creature and has been looking all over for her for weeks.  She is safe for now and I will make sure she stays that way.  I think she has been dumped in the woods, but I am hoping I am wrong.

Please tell me I am wrong.

13 comments:

  1. You did a GREAT job. You are a good person, even if you don't like your chickens!!!

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  2. Aww, she's adorable. She reminds me of my Winston. He was going to be dumped in the backwoods by his previous owner, and we have wolves out there. Because he chewed on stuff. Duh, he was a puppy. People suck. I'm glad she found you, even if you think you don't need another dog. :) I bet she's a wonderful cuddler.

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  3. That is too cruel for a person to do but I'm sure it happens all too often. Bless you for helping her at least for awhile. You and Connor are her angels. Let's hope she's not pregnant. Poor sweetheart.

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  4. OMG people suck! See- that's me assuming the worst. She might have jumped out of a car that was on a trip but I can't imagine that someone wouldn't leave word at the vets/shelter etc. Do you have a local 'no-kill' shelter?

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  5. Cannot verify that because there are some really awful people out in the world today. Fortunately for this girl, you are not one of them. I do hope with you that she is just lost. If not, I'm praying that someone who wants a beautiful girl like her will take her.

    You are a very good person.

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  6. This makes my blood boil! I can practically feel her relief. Keep us up to date. It seems she has a sweet nature which will make it easier to nurse her back to health and find her a home. You're an angel Kris.

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  7. I hope you are wrong and someone claims her. She is beautiful!

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  8. O... I am crying. Her face is so sweet. Poor thing. I am so glad you were able to catch her and I hope there is someone looking desperately for her, and that you find them. Did you have her scanned for a microchip?

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  9. A dog in that poor of circumstances, who would still let you leash her, pull quills, and crate her, is basically a very sound dog. She looks about like the two German Shepherds who turned up at my house last fall. Very emaciated, but she has a sweet expression on her face.

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  10. You have a heart of gold! Poor poor skinny dog. She has a beautiful face. I sure hope someone claims her. She must be loving you right now. Thank you for helping her.

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  11. That's a Cane Corso, put her on your local Craig's list and call your local humane society too, she may have been reported missing. She's probably been missing quite awhile, poor thing.

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  12. Hello this looks like my dog how can i contact you?

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  13. I hope you can find the owner too. Wow, what an amazing dog. Beautiful dog and temperament.

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