April Pets of the Month
Road Trip Takes an Unexpected Turn
She did. Her name was Amelia, a three-year-old mix, and she'd been reported missing over 6 months earlier. Glatz was happy to have brought her out of the mountains to be reunited with her family. Amelia was taken to the Loveland Humane Society to be treated for a wound that turned out to be embedded porcupine quills and to wait for her owners to come to get her. Glatz left all his information with the Humane Society "just in case" and continued on his road trip feeling that this was the happy ending to this chapter of his journey.
One week later, he got a call from the Humane Society.
"Amelia's owner has chosen to relinquish responsibility of her ownership due to "lifestyle changes", and is no longer in the area to reclaim his dog," they said.
Without hesitation, Glatz turned his truck around and made his way back to Colorado. He was angry that people could be that irresponsible with a pet but at the same time, he was eager to adopt her. But it wasn't going to be that easy. When he arrived, they had just gotten test results showing that Amelia had a very bad case of heartworm and treatment could take over a month and be very expensive. After a few meetings, it was decided that the best thing for Amelia was for her to be treated there, living with a foster family. Glatz would be contacted as soon as she was healthy and would have the first option of adopting her.
Reluctantly, Glatz left her and continued west on his trip. Over the next six weeks, the foster family sent updates and pictures of Amelia. She was gaining back much of the weight she lost in the woods.
Finally, at the end of March, Glatz, now in California, got the call he'd been waiting for. Amelia was all better and available for adoption - that is, if he still wanted her. He drove 1,200 miles back to Loveland. On April 1st, he arrived and officially adopted Amelia.
"When I found her in the woods, I said, 'If you come with me, I'll take care of you,'" Glatz said. "I'm just holding up my end of the bargain. It's as simple as that."
"By the time they left (Monday), it seemed like they were meant to be, they were like life-long buddies. She was excited to go with him. She walked right up to his truck, and he had a dog bed in there, and she got right up there and kissed his face. It was a sweet moment," said Kara Pappas, spokesperson for the Loveland Humane Society.
The two began the long drive back to Maine the final part of this road trip that turned into a rescue mission. Certainly, this is just the beginning of many adventures the two will share. Read more and see pictures on the Reporter-Herald site.
15 Year Old saves 16 Year Old, Blind Chihuahua
“She will cry and shake if I am not around,” Harris wrote.
For a week, she was on her own without him. Harris, friends, neighbors and even strangers searched the neighborhood knowing that the small, frail dog couldn't have gotten far. They also knew that she wouldn't be able to survive long on her own.
On the following Friday, 15-year-old Anthony Malagrino was walking home from school. He lives on the same street as Harris and Peanut and walks it every day. But that day, he happened to be on the right side of the street at the exact time he was. He heard something that got his attention enough for him to stop and listen again. It was barking but odd sounding, kind of far away. He soon realized that the barking was coming up from a sewer drain. Once he realized the situation, he didn't hesitate. He wrestled up the sewer grate and climbed down, under the street to rescue the distressed dog. People noticed and gathered to see what was happening. Someone realized it was likely Peanut and word got to Harris.
He ran outside barefoot to get to Peanut. She was scared, weak and very cold. He rushed her to the vet.
“I’m proud of that young man,” Harris said. “I can’t praise him enough.”
Peanut's vet said that the barking Malagrino heard could have been her last gasp for help. Her temperature was dangerously low and her organs were shutting down; she would not have survived much longer.
Read more on the NJ.com website.
Dog vs Google Street View
As you can imagine, unexpected images get mixed in with the hundreds of thousands of mundane shots of asphalt and buildings. People falling or caught in other embarrassing moments have led to numerous compilations of funny or odd pictures of things caught on Street View. There's even a dedicated website. Recently, a dog made his contribution to the list of funny pics.
A Google camera car was operating in Kumage, Japan recently and got the attention of a small dog. As the car made its way to the end of a dead end road, this pupper noticed and decided to check out this unusual intruder on his street. He gives the Google car a chase and ends up in all the pictures on this road. See the pics on Distractify or better yet, go this spot on Google and click around until you see the little guy.
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