Losing a dog is an awful worry, but then the feeling of loss and missing them just amplifies that even more, Lisa Jones is just about coping with those feelings of loss of her 1-year-old puppy called ‘Latte’.
Around three weeks ago the lovely Latte, a pit bull mix breed managed to get lost, it all happened after a gate was left open outside the family home in the South Bronx.
The open gate was just an open invitation for the doggie who wandered through it and most likely got carried away while exploring and then got lost.
Lisa said: – “We walked down to the store to see if anyone saw her, we went to all the buildings along the street where I live at …We just didn’t know where she could be.”
Latte was eventually found, thank goodness, three blocks from her home bu two lovely NYPD officers. But they then took her to the ‘East Harlem Animal Care Center’.
She didn’t have a microchip, not even a collar to identify her owner, nor anything about her. The workers really thought that she was a stray dog and followed their procedure, well that’s just how it looked!
Rita Viola, a supervisor at the animal center, said:
“We do lost-and-found reports and we reach out to Facebook groups and different lost animal groups”
She was placed on a three-day stray hold and after 72 hours without anyone turning up or calling to say they were looking for her, she was put up for adoption.
About six days passed, from when she first arrived, it wasn’t long and because she is such a lovely doggie, she was adopted by another family!
Lisa search high and low, everywhere she could think to look, but she hadn’t realized what had happened, she is now really missing her doggie and she is looking to get her back again…
She is first to admit that she was completely lost about how to find her dog and the fact that one of the first things she should have done is to call either ACC the Animal Rescue Center or the City Rescue.