It must have been fate that brought this Ontario SPCA employee on a different route on June 12, 2013. On her drive home, an off-duty Ontario SPCA staff member found a stray, underweight dog in the middle of the road.
She immediately pulled over, and after receiving information that the dog had been in the area for 2 weeks, they contacted the local By-Law department. Unfortunately due By-Law limitations, they are not able to respond to stray calls unless the animal in tagged (which this one was not).
Local residents advised the Ontario employee that nobody was able to catch him, but after an hour of coaxing with a little food incentive, she finally had the scared dog in the car. “Chase” was brought to the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Branch and was held for a 72 hour stray hold. The appropriate departments and local veterinarians were notified that he was in their care but unfortunately his owners could not be located.
In the meantime, Chase now has food, a warm place to rest his head, and daily walks. And we are happy to announce that Chase will be going to his new home on Thursday! Best of luck to you Chase!
Check out this wonderful video capturing Chase’s journey!
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