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“sweet but scared dog running around 9th and T NW this morning”

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2016 at 9:40 am 10 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

There was a sweet but scared dog running around 9th and T NW this morning without a collar. A few people and I stopped to try to help. I called the police (is that who you call in this situation?) but had to leave before seeing everything get resolved.

I’m including a picture, as I thought you could post to see if anyone recognizes the dog and knows how to get in touch with an owner. I know it’s a long shot but wanted to try.”

  • Anonymous

    I was there too, I was the one with the chihuahua. We found the owner, she lives on the block and the dog had escaped out the backyard.

    • mdtodc

      I love when things like this end happily!

    • Original Poster

      So glad to hear! Thanks!!

  • anon

    I called the police (is that who you call in this situation?)
    No. You call animal control (in DC, the Humane Society). http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_legislative

  • RDT

    For f-sake, this is why you need to put a collar and tags on your animals. I’m amazed at how many pet owners are so clueless about that.

    • Duponter

      My dog has a collar with tags and I tend to take it off when he’s inside the house, so if this dog escaped, perhaps that is why he isn’t wearing a collar. More importantly, microchip the dog so people can find the owner whether the dog has a collar or not.

      • victoria

        It’s a lot easier for someone who finds a dog to look at the tag for a phone number or address than to figure out how and where to take the dog to scan for a microchip. (Not to mention all the time and effort that would take.) Microchips are great, but a collar with a phone number is best. And if you don’t like jingling tags in the house, you can get collars with a phone number printed right on them.

        • Tsar of Truxton

          They also sell little pouches that act as a silencer for the tags. I have one called the “Peace Tag” from some website woofhoof dot com.

          • victoria

            Also – to avoid jingling tags – you don’t actually need to have the rabies tag or license tag attached to your dog. As long as you have it at home and available. So one tag – with your phone number – and back-up phone numbers – and address – on the dog at all times.

        • textdoc

          +1 to Victoria.


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