Missing Foster Dog – Please Help!

I’m participating in NaBloPoMo which means I’m posting to Something Wagging every day.

Lady the foster Sheltie

This is Lady - Picture used without permission but I don't think Mel will mind if we share.

I woke up wondering what I was going to write today and trolling facebook for inspiration when, amidst the Hello Kitty sushi pictures (they were cute) and OWS updates, I saw several status updates that Mel Freer’s foster dog, Lady, was missing.

Lady slipped her collar in an unfortunate accident and took off running in a busy part of town. You can read the whole story at Mel’s blog.

We all understand the feelings of fear, worry, powerlessness, and guilt when we lose a dog. And no matter how careful we are, bad things happen.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell a dog running in fear, “Stop, you have nothing to be afraid of. Come back and I’ll explain it all to you.”

The best we can do is walk and drive around, post signs, get help from friends, and now, tweet and share on facebook.

How You Can Help

  • If you tweet, please retweet: Lost #Sheltie in #Eagan #Minnesota. Brown and white. Afraid of people. Tweet @melzpetpals if you see her.
  • If you are on Facebook, please ask your friends to share with their Minnesota friends a picture of Lady or refer them to her blog post from last weekend. Mel posted pictures and video of Lady here.
  • Or just click on the little facebook window on the right and share the missing poster I’ve linked to there.
  • Say a prayer or send helpful wishes for Mel and Lady.

Encouragement for Mel

Many of you reading this have probably “met” Mel in blogworld. If you haven’t, I hope you will one day soon.

Mel is a tireless and passionate advocate for animals. She is also as kind to people as she is to dogs. Because of that, she has some powerful tools at her disposal:

  • The help of the Minnesota Sheltie Rescue who placed Lady with her.
  • A well-regarded blog that is a regular read for many.
  • An active twitter life with over 1700 followers.
  • And the help of all of us.
Good luck, Mel. We’re all hoping you find Lady soon.
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  1. Have been out of the loop this weekend – so sorry to hear about Lady! :( I’m sharing everywhere.

  2. I have been sick with worry for Mel and Lady ever since I read her Facebook update on Friday night. It’s so hard knowing there isn’t much I can do but hope. I know all too well what it’s like. Just awful. I am hoping against hope Lady is returned home soon.

    • I’ve been checking in all day looking for a happy announcement. I hope Lady is snug in some kind person’s house waiting to get the word everyone is looking for her.

  3. Pamela – Thank you for doing this. I have been out since early this morning and came home to warm up. Me and other volunteers have posted fliers at every church in the area and driven around looking for her. Daisy and Jasper even helped look again this morning. There have been no sightings today, so maybe she has found a warm place to hunker down.
    Dawn, Lady’s former foster mom, was out with me checking live traps and she and I are thinking Lady may head this way. God, I hope so.

    I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for everything, and I mean everything.

  4. So heart breaking! I can’t imagine. We tweeted and shared to FB…Come home Lady!!

  5. I’ve also been out of the loop and only heard about this today. I’ve posted on Facebook and Twitter but wish there was more I could do. I will be checking with my facebook groups and seeing where I can cross-post to help. I feel so bad for Mel and Lady. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I just went over to Mel’s site and sent her our best wishes. Thanks for alerting us! My blogging has been a bit off here lately…..

  7. It sounds like Mel and the rescue are doing a lot of things right to find Lady and bring her home! I’ve shared it on Facebook and Twitter, and hopefully Lady will be back home soon.