Sunday, July 26, 2009
"Lola", Shar Pei mix, Auburn
Lola is a 80 lb, brown, female/spayed seven year old Shar Pei mix. She is wearing a leather collar and choke chain collar. She is not microchipped. She accidentally got out of a side gate when another dog in the home opened the gate. She had been spotted at a shopping center parking lot about a block and a half away with one other dog in the house. That dog returned on its own and the third dog was picked up by animal control a short distance away. Lola did not return with either dog. Lola had been missing almost two weeks when I was called.
We started the track from the last known location at the parking lot in the shopping center. We picked up the track there and it continued up the road and into a neighborhood park, which also borders the local water sanitation district office. The track went around the parking in various different directions and finally led out back toward the direction of the shopping center. This time the track crossed the main street and headed into another neighborhood.
The track went through this neighborhood and then down to another main street and into the feed store parking lot. The temperature was very hot by that time (around 90 degrees) so I hosed down both dogs behind the building.
We continued up the road to a walking path and across a set of railroad tracks. The scent continued up the road and into a parking lot of a business park. The pavement was so hot that Dino was unable to continue walking on the road. We tried a couple of other directions. We did pick up scent in other directions and back again at the railroad tracks. At this point the owners decided to call off the search. They said they would put up posters in this area to see if anybody picked up or saw Lola.
(entered into lost pet questionnaire 4/8/11)