Hailey the dachshund/chihuahua mix survived in the woods for more than two weeks.
The owners of a small dog that survived alone in the woods for more than two weeks are calling it a miracle.
Hailey, a four-year-old dachshund-chihuahua mix, got lost after she escaped from the truck during a stop near Smiths Ferry Sept. 12. Alyssa Talbert says her family searched for the pet, but eventually had to return home without her.
At first, the outlook for 17-pound Hailey looked grim.
“The first night, people were saying there’s a lot of coyotes out,” Talbert said. “It’s just hard to hear things like that.”
But Talbert and her mother and stepfather Stephanie and Shaun Bevan kept looking, returning to the spot where Hailey disappeared to set out food and call her name.
“It was kind of a rollercoaster: You’d go up there thinking you might find her that day, and you’d come back devastated,” Talbert said.
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Bailey’s family is looking forward to his return
A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin, Texas, reports WTHR in Indianapolis.
A kind passerby saw the forlorn Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk earlier this week and took pity on the poor pup. She brought the matted, hungry and flea-bitten pooch to Post Road Vet Clinic, hoping someone would claim him.
One of the first things clinicians look for in a found animal is an identification microchip.
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Nika, a toy fox terrier, vanished from owner’s front yard in NY 2 years ago
A toy fox terrier named Nika was reunited with her owner on Friday after Marion County Animal Services says it tracked down her owner in New York by using her microchip.
Two-year-old Nika vanished from her owner Giuseppe DiBella’s front yard in Newburgh, New York two years ago. After searching for the dog with law enforcement, online and posting fliers for months, DiBella said he still didn’t lose hope.
“I never gave up,” he told Animal Services. “I kept wishing she was OK.” Continue reading →