Puppy on the run finds a home for Thanksgiving


Submitted by Tom Dallas



Henry, getting a check up at the vet.


Henry, enjoying his new home.


A long time stray has found a home. This little dog was first reported to Lafayette Animal Control in April of 2016. Just a puppy at the time he was first reported, maybe 7 months old and already street wise, he would run from anybody and everybody. Animal Control received dozens and dozens of calls over the following 7 months. He was reported at Piggly Wiggly, Junior Foods market, the Industrial Park, on Ellington Drive, on Meador Drive, at Sonic….everywhere. Numerous people made attempts to capture it and Animal Control set traps but to no avail. He would come close… oh so close but would simply not let anyone touch him and did not fall for the traps. How he survived while he was in the busy streets was nothing short of a miracle.

Finally last week, one week before Thanksgiving 2016, he was reported hanging out at a house on Meador Drive where there are two other dogs on electronic collars. He got very friendly with the dogs and with the dog finally hanging out in one place another trap was set. In a matter of hours he was behind bars and safe.

Johnna Carter, of Lafayette, had been keeping up with the status of the dog and had let people know that she would adopt the dog if it was ever captured. Animal Control contacted her on Monday last week and she did indeed adopt the dog.

He was immediately taken to Evett’s Animal clinic where he was bathed, given tests and vaccines, a rabies shot and also had a nail trim. Johnna, and her family named him Henry. He is scheduled to be neutered during the Christmas break. Johnna reports that “Henry is fitting in well with our other dogs and cats, but was a bit skittish at the beginning.” Understandable since he was running at large for so many months and had never been touched by human hands. Now she says he is sleeping with them and the other members of the Carter Family

This adorable little Shar Pei mix finally can settle down with a loving family. No more eating from trash and garbage and dodging cars and trucks.

Please spay and neuter your pets and rabies vaccinate them. Make sure they wear their tags so Animal Control can return them to you if they run off. Also, please take the time and effort to have your pets microchipped for those times when they lose their tags and/or collars.

Henry, getting a check up at the vet.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_20161117_092058_resized.jpgHenry, getting a check up at the vet.

Henry, enjoying his new home.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_received_735203303294703_resized.jpgHenry, enjoying his new home.

Submitted by Tom Dallas

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