Topic: Found Dog on back porch near Buchanan & Georgia Ave NW
Found Dog on back porch near Buchanan & Georgia Ave NW
When my wife came home from work tonight she found this poor lost dog curled up on our back porch that we had never seen before. He is a bit emaciated and was thirsty, but we gave immediately gave him some water and dog food (as we have a dog) as he was very hungry and gobbled it down. He had no collar on him so we could not figure out who he might belong too. He seems really sweet, but very timid of people. Not sure if he has been abused or what has happened to him.
He began wagging his tail and letting us pet him after we fed him though. We have contacted Washington Animal Control about what to do as they seem to be the only ones who take in stray dogs in DC. We unfortunately cannot bring him into our home as there are to many unknown variables. We don’t know how he is going to react to our dog, but we don’t want him roaming around by himself. We want to help him and don’t want him getting euthanized, but the NY Ave animal control does seem like they can at least give him shelter, food, water, and medical care. We were told they will hold him for an initial 5 days for the owner to find him and then they would do some exams on him to see how healthy he is.
Attached are some photos that I took of him for identification. We are hoping you can help us get the word out to the Pop community if someone has recently lost their dog in the Petworth neighborhood near Buchanan St & Georgia Ave NW. Also if anyone has any better suggestions to help this poor guy out we are all ears.
We have not taken him down to the NY Ave shelter yet, but wanted to contact Pop first. We are not sure if we should take him to that shelter as we are worried they might put him down. So if ANYONE is looking for him please contact us through my user name here on POP: “jl”
Here is a brief description:
young male, un-neutered
maybe 1 years old or so
about 40 – 50 lbs
kind of a lab-boxer-pit mix?
coat is all brindle and he doesn’t really have any identifying marks other than a little tuft of white fur on his chest