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Your Afternoon Animal Fix – Found Dog

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm 16 Comments

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.

Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

“Dear PoP,

Here is an update on Francine, who was featured as available for adoption in the afternoon animal fix back in January.

“Francine is such a cool cat and we are so thankful she joined our home. She settled in really well and seems quite happy here. Here’s a picture of her licking her favorite spoon.”

“I found a dog yesterday in the H Street NE neighborhood. I specifically caught him on 15th St NE between D St NE and E St NE. He’s a small, in tact, tan Min Pin who reportedly was running lose in the area all afternoon. I currently am keeping him at my house in the hopes I can find his owner. Please feel free to share my e-mail address ([email protected]) as the point of contact for anyone who may recognize him or turn out to own him.”

  • PCat

    I’m happy to know that Francine got adopted. It’s so nice when folks follow up on the lost pets they’ve found or on adoptions.

  • Pablo, that’s a fabulous photo of the dog in the car.

    Glad to see Francine adopted into a loving home!

  • Francine is so pretty. It’s nice to hear she’s found her humans.

  • Ger B

    I know this isn’t very helpful, but the lost dog is definitely a neighborhood guy. I’ve seen him being walked on 12th street before.

    • Amy

      Can you tell me where on 12th St? I’d like to poster more flyers. I’m keeping him until Monday before I consider finding him more permanent placement.

      • anonnnnn

        he doesn’t need perm placement if he does in fact have an owner. You need to notify all the shelters, vets, and check if he’s microchipped. not everyone reads PoP and they might not see your fliers. Please do not try to adopt a dog out that probably already has an owner.

        • Amy

          Thanks for the advice. I contacted the shelters and vets the first day I found the guy. I also put posts on Craigslist under “Pets” and “Lost/Found”. I took him to a vet to check for a microchip and checked his collar for a phone number, he has neither. I posted flyers at the vets office as wella nd Atlas Vet posted him on their Facebook page. I also put a found ad on Fidofinder.com. I’ve had the guy for four days now. I called the shelter this morning and no one has called to report him missing or to see if he is placed at the shelter. I understand about not adopting a dog out that may already have an owner, but I can not keep him forever as I already have two dogs and I refuse to send him to the city shelter where he will be euthanized after 5 days. I have contacted two rescue groups and they’re at max capacity. There has been no response whatsoever to any one claiming to me an owner despite all my efforts, so I see placing him with someone who would care for him permanently as my best option. Thank you for the advice though.

          • anonnnnn

            okay, but just as an FYI, in most cases it would be illegal to do this. “, the law requires you to keep it for a minimum of 30 days before attempting to find it a new home. Rehoming a found dog before the 30 days is up is illegal and may subject you to theft and sale of stolen property charges. “

          • anonnnnn

            BTW I realize you are doing all you can, and it is more than most would do, but maybe you can try a few more rescue groups or something. I just keep thinking of the person who lost the dog, and how i would feel if my dog were lost and suddenly it had a new owner because I wasn’t looking in the right places.

          • Amy

            I’m not sure what resource you are quoting from, but DC Animal Control has advised me that I only have to keep him for at least a week before I can start looking for other options. I plan on obeying this time line of course and continuing my search for the owner.

          • Amy – you are way “above and beyond” on this one – thank you! Anyone who lost this dog would have found you by now through one of the many avenues you pursued unless they are in a coma.

  • Yea, Francine! And big thanks to Yolanda for fostering!

  • weird

    Have you taken the lost dog to Atlas Vet on H st to see if he has a microchip implanted?

    • weird

      Nevermind, saw on Atlas’s facebook page that the dog is not microchipped. Good luck with finding the owner!

  • He looks (at least to me) like maybe a chihuahua/Min Pin mix, rather than a straight-out Min Pin.

    Maybe that info could be added to the Lost notices?

  • Kathy

    Thanks for the kind words about Francine. She’s the best. Thanks to Yolanda and the Humane Society and PoP for connecting us with her!


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