September 14, 2017 Evening Update: MEET ASH. Ash was found as a stray by a good Samaritan in Romoland/Homeland, Riverside County. Unable to keep him (and unable to drive him to us), Tiffany asked CalWEAR for help to come get the dog so he wouldn’t be released back onto the streets (her dad said they couldn’t keep him).
ENTER NOVA. Nova, a volunteer for CalWEAR, was kind enough to take the entire morning out of her busy schedule to drive from Orange County all the way to Romoland, to pick Ash up. From there, she turned around and went to Orange Canyon Pet Clinic in Orange, CA, so we could get him scanned for a microchip.
DARLENE MAKES THE CALLS. Darlene at Dr. Black’s office spent her entire afternoon chasing down the contact information on Ash’s microchip, and was able to locate his dad. Meanwhile, Ash was kenneled in the back of the office, the gentle giant not making a single PEEP.
TRAVIS bought Ash as a puppy just two years ago. [Random side note: Travis had previously connected with CalWEAR about getting a dog from us, but we didn’t have the right dog for him at the time.] Unfortunately, last year, a sleep-walking episode ended up in Travis walking off the balcony of his home and landing head-first into the pavement. With a crushed skull and months of recovery time, Ash was reluctantly given to a friend who had more time to take care of him. Since that time, Travis never forgot about Ash and wondered if he would have been a good companion during recovery.
ASH freaked out when his dad came into the vet’s office at 5:30 PM today. There was NO DOUBT this dog missed his dad, and that his dad missed him. They are now going HOME, TOGETHER, and at the advice of Darlene, Travis is looking into getting Ash through the program to become a therapy dog.
To Tiffany, Deanna, Deborah, and everyone else who had a hand in Ash’s reunion with his dad, an eternal thank you from US.
Today was a GOOD day.
– With love and gratitude, Kim and rest of Team CalWEAR.
September 14, 2017 Morning Update:
WE DID IT!!!!!! One million thank yous to our CalWEAR community for rallying together and making it happen. Special shout-out goes to NOVA for sending her twins to the babysitter this morning so that she could drive all the way out to Romoland this morning to pick-up the Weimie stray.
Next up is a visit to one of our local vets to check for a microchip. If we can find a way to send him home, we will. If we can’t, we’ll go through the proper channels in the State of California to work with Riverside County Animal Control to verify no one’s looking for him.
If he stays with us, that’s okay, too. We’ll put him on a Woofwatchers Diet and get him vetted.
More to follow. With love and gratitude, Team CalWEAR.
September 13, 2017:
ANYONE available to pick him up THIS EVENING and get him to CalWEAR in Orange County so that he can be checked for a microchip and (hopefully) find his way home?!