Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Even Out of SAR School,
And I've Already Accomplished My First Rescue!

Well, Saturday morning I completed my first rescue! wasn't an assigned mission.  I just happened along at the right time.  And it wasn't a person that I found, but a dog in distress!  The Spokeswoman and I were out walking about 7am Saturday morning when I spotted a small, black head peeking out over the grass in the middle of a big field.  There was an eight foot high fence around the field, but the bottom of the fence didn't come all the way to the ground.  There is about a  six inch gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground near that point in the field.  The field is next to a very busy road.  The Spokeswoman thought it odd that the little dog was just lying out there in the middle of the field...not making any move to come over to us, nor any move to run from us.  Of course I sensed trouble immediately!  I talked the Spokeswoman into going to the far corner of the fence, climbing through some heavy brush and finding us a way over the fence so we could go check on the little dog.  Good thing we did, because the poor little dog had been hit by a car and had drug herself clear out to the middle of that field, even though both her back hips were shattered and part of her poor little tail was denuded.  We took her to the vet and then on home with us to recouperate.  The Spokeswoman put signs up all over town with her picture and she and the Oldest Ninja canvassed all the surrounding neighborhoods, going door to door with her photo looking for someone who recognized her.  We even had it announced about her with morning announcements at all four of our town's schools.  Seems no one ever saw her except for a fellow that saw her running around the golf course (near the field where we found her) the day before.  So, we are pretty sure that it was between Friday evening and Saturday morning that she was hit by the car.  And, it is really looking like she was dumped by someone on Friday and got hit by the car and left for dead sometime between then and Saturday morning.  The Animal Control officer told us that since none of the surrounding towns have pounds, but ours does, people often bring dogs from out of town to dump within the city limits figuring that that way they will wind up at the pound (a dog from outside the city limits won't be accepted by the pound, if someone from out of town tries to bring it to the pound).

We are working on finding her a new the meantime, she is mending at our house!  She likes it a lot at our house!  She's growing on us awfully fast, too!  We think she is a puggle (pug/beagle mix).  She is such a sweetie...extremely gentle and not a bit timid...and VERY quiet...and LOVES kids even more than I do, if you can believe that!  She is a spunky, spirited, happy little dog!  The vet says she is about two years old...and he thinks that after 4-6 weeks of bedrest, she will be up and walking just fine again.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo are a khwite the hero fur that!

Tank woo!

I'll be sending healing Sibe Vibes in her direkhtion!


Wild Dingo said...

What heros you are! Wooo! sigh... woooooo! I don't know what else to say except that you are extremely thoughtful and caring people and quadrupeds... and ninjas! thank woo!
wild dingo

achieve1dream said...

Cute!! I hope you find someone.

The OP Pack said...

Great work, Ransom. She is quite the cutie - hope you find a good home for her - maybe she already has:)

woos, the OP Pack

Stella said...

If you are doing this kind of thing even before you graduate your rescue course, I can only imagine the kind of work you will do after!

Hooray for saving a nice little pup who was no doubt suffering from her injuries.


bbes tribe said...

What a great job you and your spokeswoman did!!!! Ransom we think you will be one of the best if not the best SAR dogs. If we ever needed help, we would hope you were on the job.
Ernie & Sasha

Mochi and Mommy said...

Wow! Great job Ransom! I hope she finds a good home soon!


Shannon said...

not sure if you have adopted or found a home yet but interested we already have a puggle named riley and would love another. please contact me as I would seriously be interested in this beautiful dog.

Ransom said...

Hi, Shannon...couldn't find any way to reach you so will just comment here! We found a home for this little dog over a year ago. She is doing well and thriving! Thank you for your interest!