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    Smile Helping Stray Dogs

    Has any of you ever found a dog wandering the streets and out of the kindness of your heart took it into your home (temperarily or permanentally) and called for the owner?
    I have, and it felt Amazing! so heres my story.

    From what i remember (this was donkeys years ago) it was rainy and stormy and me and mom were sitting at home watching tv. Suddenly i point out the sort of terrier dog wandering the street and instantly we both knew what to do.
    We called it into our house and it was more than happy to get out of the rain.
    we dried it off with a towel and checked its collar and it had an address, so we called this place and asked them to put us in touch with the owers.
    we got a hold of them and they were ever so releived to get their puppy back.

    I remember me grabbing a tennis ball and playing with it but it was more interested it running back and forth jumping on the couch.

    After that i always had a love for animals, and if i could help them in some way, i would.

    (by the way the dogs name was Lucy)


    I would love to hear your stories if you have ever saved one off the street or adopted one from the pound.


    xx
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    I've found a horse loose on the side of the rd...stopped and put it in a nearby paddock, left a note telling the paddock owners the story (they weren't home)..I said I didn't know who the horse belonged to, but I couldn't go door knocking as I was on my way to work...the safest thing for me to do was to put him in the vacant paddock infront of where I found him.

    I left my number...the owners of the horse called & thanked me and said they lived at the other end of the long rd, but the paddock owners knew them through the pony club...so all worked out well



    Another time....Mum and I were out shopping, I went to drop her home...and OMG..there is cows laying down in her front yard (her backyard leads onto a paddock,,,but her street is full on suburbia with a speed bump right infront of her house...I can imagine the ppls faces seeing these cows in her nice garden!!!
    Luckily I was there...mum wouldn't know what to do, lol. I opened up the back fence (that I cut many yrs before when my horse lived out in the paddock) then I got her garden hose and made a fence with it...then I shooooed them back...LOL (The cows must have jumped the fence looking for horse food....and ended up eating mum's flowers!)

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    Many times. There was the shep I found in the middle of a crowd of people in the middle of a main road. He had been hit by a car and no one seemed to know what to do - I called the vet and he came to the get the dog. The rspca ambulance had been called but knowing them we would still be waiting today. Turns out he was a 12 year old dog and a regular patient of the vets. I went round to see him a few weeks later - good as gold. he died a couple of years later from what I heard.

    I have more than once picked up a stray and taken it home and called the pound. Too often no one does it - so good on you.

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    AHAHAHA that is so random!

    instead of finding a cat, or dog in your front lawn, you find a cow.
    thats a classic =)
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    Oh..I have adopted many pets from the pound

    The 1st family dog when I was little was Danny Boy (corgie x dashound)..he was about 1 when we got him from the rspca. He died @ 16 of a stroke

    Next dog I got was when I moved out on my own...I got Jessica (Jess) from the rspca...she was 10 weeks old. She was my best mate and she died when she was 14...she got a middle ear infection, then she had a stroke

    Mum's dog Harley was also adopted from the rspca when Jess was 12 months...he was also 12 months. I got him for myself while I was living on acerage @ 17 and alone....but I ended up moving to another place that only allowed 1 dog...so mum took Harley after Danny Boy died.

    We have also rescued 2 cats from the rspca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshy19 View Post
    AHAHAHA that is so random!

    instead of finding a cat, or dog in your front lawn, you find a cow.
    thats a classic =)

    LOL..and not 1...but 2 of them!!!!

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    Thanks for the reply Occy =)
    im glad theres people like you around who knows what to do, because that dogs life might have been cut short a few years if you werent there.

    well done
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    thats good to hear Ozeymum, Im glad all those animals got to live a long and happy life with you
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    I found a dog when I was in high school. Poodlex, no collar/id. Similar story to yours Marshy. Stormy night, cold. My mum wouldn't let me keep it (overnight). so I spent the night asking neighbours if they could keep it in their yard and I'd provide food, water, blanket etc. The neighbour across the road said yes. I promised her I'd be back the next day and take the dog to the rspca.
    I was so happy to have the dog safe. gave it warm bedding, nice food etc and went to see the neighbour 1st thing in the morning, looking forward to some play and cuddles with the pooch.
    As I opened her gate there was no bark, no dog running out to greet me....had a feeling something was wrong. I ran to the door. The neighbour came out and said that she must have left the gate open and the dog got out.
    I was in tears!!! I felt soooooo guilty ....kept an eye out for him for ages, but never saw him again. Couldn't stop thinking about him.

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    I have found a few dogs out and about after a storm and rang their owners... or let them out and followed em home to much relieved owners! but the most memorable one was this...

    After a thunderstorm a lovely little shitzu turned up on our front porch. We took her inside and gave her a bath as she was freezing. She didn't have a collar on but I was sure that she had an owner as she was well groomed. The next day we went for a really long walk - two blocks around the circumferance of our place asking if anyone new the dog? No luck. We took her to the local vet to see if she had a microchip... again nothing. So in the end I put a few posters in a few corner stores and finally a little old lady rang me. She was so sweet and had another shitzu (who was also relieved to see its buddy) at home too. Apparently she'd just bathed the dogs and 'Sue' had gotten out and ran off. I was so glad that we made the effort to find the owner. I only hope that if my dog ran off someone would do the same.

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