This dog showed up at a client’s house on Wednesday, January 16th at noon. They plan to hold onto him until his parents come get him.
If you recognize this dog, please contact them at (519) 520-0096 or (519) 633-2050 ext. 230. Hopefully we can reunite him with his owners!
UPDATE from the client who found the dog:
My neighbour told me that “there is a breeder of Gordon Setters (he thinks that is the breed) that keeps dropping off the 1-2 year olds in our area. They normally drop off the Females that are in heat (un-spayed) or the un-neutered males.” My neighbour has kept one or two and found homes for some others; another friend found a home for one (I met this one) and this is yet another that we are aware of.
I am sure you are as disgusted as I am – I hope someone has the manpower to investigate and I hope this man is caught, convicted and sentenced at the FULL EXTENT of the LAW! It is criminals like these that make me wish I was a vigilante.
Note: I did see a man in an older style van parked on Truman Line this summer – one of these dogs was running very quickly down the road toward the van. I didn’t know it at the time, but he must have just dropped the dog off (I had assumed he was exercising his dog).
I plan on holding onto him until I find a very good home for him. If you know anyone looking for a beautiful Setter that is about 1-2 years old feel free to contact me (519) 520-0096 (cell) or (519) 633-2050 ext. 230 (work) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us also take this time to remind you about the importance of microchipping. It is a small chip that is inserted in the back of your pet, usually between the shoulder blades and is about the size of a grain of rice. It can be done relatively non-invasively and more importantly, it gives you peace of mind that if your pet is ever lost, you have a better chance of re-uniting with them.
Each year, thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America; some never make it back home because they can’t be identified.
Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe in case it goes missing, microchipping is your best option.