A witness saw what they believed was their dog sitting at a neighboring gas station in front of the station's door. An elderly woman reportedly whistled for the dog, and the dog jumped into her car and they drove off.
Amanda immediately called the police and filed a missing/stolen dog report. From there her and husband Brad contacted their local vet, which also serves as the local pound. Lucky for the Christensen's the vet was a participant of RVAS's LOST PET ALERT! program, and told the Christensen's to contact us immediately.
RVAS and our LOST PET ALERT! team went into action. Flyers were distributed, emails were sent, Lost Pet Report placed on the website and the networking began.
On August 8, Julie Turner of Healthy Feeding Systems, Inc. went to her barn for her daily routine. But surprisingly when she opened the doors, looking up at her were a pair of big brown eyes, with a sheepish look. Julie immediately assessed the dog, and as she approached the little guy rolled on his back and awaited a belly rub! She quickly fed him, and gave him fresh water and a safe place to rest proceeding to the next step, finding him his home.
She contacted the local vet who then redirected her to our organization. Our LOST PET ALERT! volunteers had followed our protocol and sent a flyer to the participating veterinarians and local businesses in hopes of a recovery for Spur Baby.
Once we received the call, Spur Baby was home within 30 minutes!