It’s been a long, hot, exhausting day. But, worth it to see this boy safe!! He has been running for a minimum of 3 weeks and was originally with a second dog. He covered a ton of ground Dorrance, Nuangola, Mountain Top, Newport, and beyond.
We trapped him in Dorrance, no collar will be scanned for a microchip after he has a chance to decompress for the night. He is also loaded with ticks that need to be removed. ?
We went up to work him today and spotted him running down the middle of a very dangerous road. Got him off the road, but he insisted on continuing to cross the dangerous road. Nearly gave me a heart attack right next to 81.
We saw him run-up in a yard. We quickly got permission to set a camera and food station within minutes. As we were setting the food station, he came up behind us smelling the food. Didn’t even get the SD card in the camera and we had to get out of there. We walked away and he immediately went for the food and water and demolished everything. This poor guy was starving. ?
We then asked the homeowner if we can set a trap, less than 5 minutes after I asked to just set a food station….? ? The homeowner was fantastic and allowed us to do it, no questions asked.
As we were setting the trap, he took off down the road again. But, ducked into somewhere safe. We let him alone knowing he would circle back for food. We ran to get something to eat and as we literally just got out food, he showed up at the trap.
Denise and I can NEVER have a meal together as the dogs ALWAYS show up as soon as we leave to get food, every single time. ?
We quickly drove back to the trap after he went in and took him in the homeowner’s garage to get him out of the trap. Jeff met us at the homeowner’s house so we could load the dog in his car. He was extremely scared of the leash, getting in the car, and tried to get away. With lots of patience, time and some trickery Jeff got him in the car and I ran and shut the door.
Thank you to Alex for allowing us to invade your property and the nice neighbor with the RV that called me (Sorry I didn’t catch your name.) A million thank you’s to my fantastic friend Denise and my wonderful hubby Jeff for your help today. ? both of you.
Special thanks to our friends at the Luzerne County SPCA for taking this dog into their shelter. I’m extremely grateful for their help.
There is still one more dog out there, if anyone sees the dog please call me asap 570-760-9043. We firmly believe they are from the same home, but split up after being chased many times.
Please share and we also ask if you are able to make a donation to help cover all our out-of-pocket expenses to recover these dogs. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Capture video below, he was VERY scared when the door closed. But, at the end of the video, he was happily eating the rest of the food.
He wasn’t injured, but we will be thoroughly inspecting our trap for damage. Poor guy, but a few moments of being scared certainly beats getting hit and killed by a car on the roads he was running.
We named him Timber, because every dog needs a name and he was sleeping behind trees that were timbered and it means STRONG. ? you Timber. ?