We were on our way home from Giant City Lodge tonight about 8:00 pm and we witnessed a dog run out in front of us. A small dog. A small cute dog.
Of course, I noticed it had a collar and immediately wanted to stop to see if we could find its owner. Giant City Road is no place for an animal to run loose. It would have been hit for sure. As my husband willingly was forced to pull over, I jumped out of the car and the dog came running right to me. To my surprise, it had a doggy friend. Great. Now there were 2 dogs about to get hit by a car. And neither of them had tags. 🙁
…jumped right in the front seat of the car. Then, I watched the Beagle run back across the road RIGHT IN FRONT of another car. The car slammed on their breaks and missed the dog by millimeters. Literally. I even covered my eyes. It was THAT close.
So, surprisingly my hubby agreed that we couldn’t just leave them to get hit. My first instinct was to go knock on a few doors. There aren’t a whole lot of houses on Giant City Rd. We were about a 1/4 mile South of Little Grassy Rd and of the 2 houses out there…they were both pitch black. No lights.
As we drove off…both dogs sitting in my lap (as the car was full with both boys in the back) I wasn’t exactly sure where we were going with these dogs. I mean. There was no way I could bring them to our house. And I REALLY didn’t want to take them to the local animal shelter. It’s not a no-kill shelter and I know both of those dogs fate wouldn’t end good there.
So, I called my friend Jenny for some advice. After all, she was on the rescue team when we found Bella. Remember?
She offered to keep the dogs overnight until we could take them to the shelter in the morning to see if they had microchips. If not, we are going to go back to the place where we found them and try and find the owners.
My Sunday plans are set. I will be on a mission to find these doggies mommies. Wish us luck.
*Update: Text from Jenny at 9:25 (about 30 minutes after dropping them off):”So, apparently the jack russ doesn’t like being outside (she has them in a fenced in back yard). She’s crying and standing on the table so now I’m outside doing homework to make her feel better…I need help.”