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Humane Society Tag Saved my DOG!!!!

lUvMyLaB<3
August 22nd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Yup It is true!!! Someone posted a link to get free tags from the humane society, I filled it out and got my tags in just over a week, thank you so much!!!! Here is the story!!!

I have an 8 year old lab who is loved so so much, more than most people love people... She is never allowed out alone, and is trained very well to stay in the house and not go out an open door.. Well we just moved to a new house in a totally different area, my kids were having friends sleep over and were at home with someone caring for them, I was out for a bit, I came home and said 'where is lady????':sad: she was NO WHERE to be found! So I start to freak out, call radio stations, call the pound, which was closed but left a message, called friends, posted on ebrandon, called the police, which here is animal control, but animal control does not operate after 5, and if there is an ermergency that cannot wait they send police, the police lady said there had been no calls, Several of us were outside whistling, calling, driving around searching until about 1 a.m. This dog is my 4 year old little boys best friend and he was crying, and so sad, I was a mess, NOTHING like this has ever ever happened before and I truly thought I would be the last person on earth to lose a dog.. Apperently someone had let her out, probably ran past a kid, AND the front gate was not shut. Our fence goes around the whole property, not just the back yard.. so I guess she wonderd out, probably to sniff trees.. I Didn't understand why she was not coming as I KNOW she would not go far, she has seperation anxiety.... too spolied.. and ALWAYS comes when called....

Anywho.. I guess a nice teenage girl walked by with her dog, and saw my dog, about 3 houses down.. She was walking her DOG, this lab remember has SEVERE dog aggression!!! I guess she saw lady, and lady growled at her dog and walked away, the girl was worried that she would get hit by a car, so she took her home, all my dog did was growl at her dog, THAT IS IT!! WOW!!

This was my biggest fear, that she would go attack another dog...:evil:

Anyway.. the girl took her home, they say they walked around our neighborhood looking for her family.. Then at home they decided to let her stay for the night and call animal control in the morning.. They tried to put her in their dogs kennel.. yeah right.. she would have none of that... Apperently she PLAYED with their dog!! When they were walking her around however she was barking and lunging at other dogs they passed...

I was a mess, and was outside, and looking out open windows almost all night, although I was sure someone had her as she would have come when called.

Sure enough at 7:30 the next morning my phone rang.... A lady called, they had my lady, I cried and cried... They litterally live across the street... but they had her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went and picked her up, they brought her outside and she got so excited she pulled the leash out of the ladies hands and ran to us, happiest moment of our lives.:cloud9::lovestruck::D:cloud9::lovestruck::D

Lady is microchipped, but of coarse that is only good if she actually gets to the pound. I was almost hoping that she would go to the pound, at least I would have her back and I would pay anything to get her back.

So to the person that posted that link thank you, thank you thank you thank you.. That tag is what got her back to me. I don't usually think about her wearing her tags as I thought she would be the last dog on the earth to be lost. So she does not have her rabies tag on.. and she has the microchip so I never really thought... BUT THAT TAG got her back, and I JUST got it last week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH!! and while she was there apperently she some how fell into a door frame and got a HUGE piece of wood stuck in her leg:yell::yell::yell:, they said it was very stuck, and I saw it it is about 8" long, and about 1/2" was stuck in her leg.. her husband pulled it out. We went to the vet and cleaned it up she is on clovamox for a week, but that was minor to me, she was back and she was safe, of all the things that could have happened.. I kinda wish these people tried to call around or something that night so we didn;t have to freak out for so long, but at least they cared for her.:shrug:

So again thank you to the person that posted that link, I owe many thanks, I don't know what I would do without that dog, and that is what got her back. If my dog can be lost ANYONES dog can be lost, so make sure all your pets have tags on, even if you think your dog doesn't go anywhere, you must put tags on, and a microchip is great, but a tag can get them back sooner and save a trip to the pound. And yes, I gave them some money to thank them for getting my dog back. Even if she really didn't go anywhere, and they found her almost right in front of my house.:dog:

CearaQC
August 22nd, 2009, 11:09 AM
Yay great news!

I have those tags for all my pets too. I sighed up right away after I saw the post on here as well.

It's funny though, I tell everyone I know that it's FREE and they still don't bother taking the time to fill out the form online.

Only bad thing though is I notice they get scratched really easy especially when worn with a rabies tag. Do they make replacements?

chico2
August 22nd, 2009, 04:59 PM
I've had those tags for my 3 cats for several years,I accidentally threw my first set away including new collars:wall:but I got 3 new tags in no time at all!
Glad you got your Lady back!!

Tundra_Queen
August 23rd, 2009, 02:17 AM
I am so glad the girl that found Lady was so nice and took her home so she wouldn't get hit by a car!

I love happy endings!!

TeriM
August 23rd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Good reminder :thumbs up. I'm glad Lady was safe :).

shihtzu mom
August 23rd, 2009, 03:56 PM
I know how important those tags are. My dogs have those tags, their license's, rabies tags, and micro chip tags. I call it their bling.

lUvMyLaB<3
August 24th, 2009, 09:16 PM
microchip tag? what is that? we are micrchipped and have no microchip tag...

babymomma
August 24th, 2009, 09:19 PM
I think its just another way to say microchip.. Like, ID tags.. Microchip tag? I dunno.

mollywog
August 24th, 2009, 09:32 PM
microchip tag? what is that? we are micrchipped and have no microchip tag...

When your dog was microchipped the vet should have given you a tag with their microchip # and a website or 1-800 # on it as well. That way if someone finds your dog but doesn't have a microchip scanner, they can call that # and get your info.
Really just a "backup" if you already have a city license, dog tag, and rabies tag. :thumbs up

PS- glad to hear your happy ending. I too ordered one after reading the post on Pets.ca and now Molly wears it all the time! Gotta order a new one though- new phone #!

babymomma
August 24th, 2009, 09:36 PM
When your dog was microchipped the vet should have given you a tag with their microchip # and a website or 1-800 # on it as well. That way if someone finds your dog but doesn't have a microchip scanner, they can call that # and get your info.
Really just a "backup" if you already have a city license, dog tag, and rabies tag. :thumbs up

PS- glad to hear your happy ending. I too ordered one after reading the post on Pets.ca and now Molly wears it all the time! Gotta order a new one though- new phone #!

oooooooooohhhhh so THATS what that tag was for that was sent in keely's vet records :wall: Stupid me ...lol.. It had a number on it and a phone number but was never put on her.. And Yes. Im glad there was a happy ending!

luckypenny
August 24th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I'm glad Lady's back safe at home with you :goodvibes:.

MyBirdIsEvil
August 25th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Glad she's back!

And yes, tags are NECESSARY. Some shelters don't even scan for microchips even when they're supposed to, or people might forget because most dogs aren't microchipped. Also, like you said, individuals don't necessarily have scanners and some people won't even bother taking dogs to the pound, they'll just keep them if they don't find the owner.:shrug:

lUvMyLaB<3
August 25th, 2009, 08:27 AM
i got paperwork and 2 barcode stickers. . It was almost 8 years ago so maybe they didnt give tags then? Her mc number is also on her ckc papers. . . She neve goes anywhere so i never worried much, and they picked her up right in front of our house. . Yes some keep the dog. . That is sad. When some people find a dog they think it was not cared for and try to not return it. . I love my dog a lot and if this can happen to me it can happen to anyone. Even sadder is the babies that no one is looking for. There is this beautiful old lab girl that is about ten, well fed and has a coller. Was at the pound and everyone thought for sure someone was searbing for her, and no one ever came. She had a home somewhere, poor girl. . . .

Longblades
August 25th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Wow, glad she is home safe and sound. Well, relatively sound. I didn't get microchip tags either so we have made our own out of lightweight aluminum. It's my observation, courtesy of several neighbours, that people won't look for the tags let alone take a dog to be scanned for a chip but you do what you can.

A tag helped me return a dog I basically stole from his own house recently. :D If the tag had included his address as well as his phone number I'd have known we were very near his house and might not have stolen him. :D He is a pretty nice dog. I'M KIDDING. I'd have taken him right home. To his home.

Is there an extra good thing that has come about because of all this? Does Lady have someone she can go on playdates with now?

Smiley14
August 25th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm so glad Lady is back home and safe! Thank goodness for her tags!!! :thumbs up Mine are all microchipped, but I always keep tags on them at all times too, just in case!

muggsmom
August 26th, 2009, 07:29 AM
So glad Lady's home safe and sound. It's nice to know that there are still good people around.

Another reason to get tags and not rely totally on the microchip is that they can move. Muggs' is down his side behind his shoulderblade, so if the person scanning him wasn't thorough, they would miss it.

Chaser
August 26th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Got mine in the mail today :thumbs up

They all have ID tags anyway (that I paid a ridiculous amount for!) but I figured it was a good idea to get spares since they eventually get so worn.