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    Dogs Found - Ayda & Hunter

    On March 11, 2008 after only two weeks from moving to their new family home, Huck roamed a bit too far one night and lost his way. This purebred Labrador Retriever found himself in unfamiliar territory and his owner frantically searching for her beloved pet.

    Immediately, Julie Moore placed an ad in the paper with a $500.00 reward and began contacting everybody she could to find Huck. She contacted RVAS and we set our Pet Alert! Program into action.

    On March 24, 2008 Julie received a telephone call from someone who had seen her ad in the paper.

    It appears from the location of where Huck was retrieved from, that someone picked him up and dropped him off in Melcher-Dallas. The people who found them felt the dog was dumped there, and provided the dog with some shelter in hopes that an owner would be found.

    With a few scratches on his face and about 15-20 lbs lighter, upon return, Huck went straight to his kennel and fell fast asleep. Home sweet home!

    "I guess the best advice I could give is to make sure your dogs wear collars and have a microchip," Julie said.

    RVAS are strong advocates of Spaying and Neutering, which helps prevent dogs from wandering from their homes, as well as, microchipping and making sure your dog has a collar and tags at all times. While microchipping and tags are not 100% effective, the chances of dog and owner being reunited are 10 to 1.

    If you would like more information on microchipping visit Home Again



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