My friend Ryo was walking her dogs on Sunday, she when saw a dog run into traffic and get hit by a car. The driver sped off and the jogger walked right by him. What’s wrong with people?!?!? She wanted to help, but her dogs can be a bit dog aggressive, so she tried to run back home to put her dogs away first. Immediately “Ziggy” (named after his zigzag tire marks on his back) got up and started running towards her! Her dogs went into attack mode, but all Ziggy wanted to do was play. He play bowed and rolled over, jumped side to side… such a silly-pit!
After 10 minutes or so, her neighbor heard her and came to help… at that moment, Ziggy saw a cat and started to chase, but as soon as they called him, he came right back with his happy wagging tail.As Ryo was full up with rescue dogs at her house, she brought Ziggy to the North Central Animal Shelter for the requisite 5 day hold. While she assumed his owner wouldn’t be claiming him, she gave them the benefit of the doubt and besides that was 5 days during which time Ryo with the help of her rescue friends could figure out something to do with him.
Aside from the tire marks and loss of hair where he was hit, he looks like he was well-taken care of… Ziggy knew his sit and responded well to his handler. He was super friendly and such a goofball of love.
For a rescuer this is a quite a common story. Somehow we always seem to find dogs, but rarely do we ever find these babies’ original homes, nor would those homes be places we’d want to send them back to. Yet sometimes even us jaded rescuers get thrown a curve ball, and this case it’s a good one!
24 hours after finding sweet Ziggy Ryo found this:
“Ziggy”‘s real name is Francis, and his owners have been looking for him all night and day! He was named after the daughter’s father who passed away recently (and that’s why they just moved down here).
The mother called to let Ryo know she “saved” her family… that her daughter hasn’t been able to eat or talk to anybody since yesterday. She promised me she will be going to the shelter first thing tomorrow morning and said she will get him microchipped and get him tags. And yaaaay, he will be neutered before the shelter releases Francis to his family!
Ahh… finally a happy story to start my day and yours!
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