UPDATE 8.14.2012:POSH HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS REPORTEDLY DOING WELL!
I received this from my friend Stevie at Main Line Animal Rescue this morning about a missing dog. If you have seen her, please don’t be shy and use the contact numbers I am about to post:
Posh is a St. Croix dog. She is a friendly, sweet dog who loves to run! There have been no sightings since Sunday, 8/5 – please, if you live in the Paoli/Berwyn area, keep an eye out. Contact numbers for this search are: 484.961.0859 or 610.933.0606 – call them if you can assist with search too.
If you have ever heard a volunteer at MLAR talk about the “Posh” Squad” you should know it is named for the famous “POSH”, the escaping dog! Well, she is missing again in Malvern/Paoli/Berwyn area (since 8/5/12) If you spot her or have any idea where she is PLEASE call us, we are worried sick!!!
Posh, German Shepherd/Lab mix has been missing since Sunday evening, has on her invisible fence collar and tags. She is spayed and microchipped as well. There have been no sightings yet. She ran away from her home on Devon Road in Paoli. She is friendly but is a RUNNER!
I am also going to comment on a comment I received about aren’t Main Line Animal Rescue owners vetted so things like this do not happen. Yes of course owners are vetted in advance, but accidents do happen. And dogs, like it or not, can occasionally get out. Please people! This is a missing dog and the family is distraught!
I realize people still have *issues* on how strict some rescues are, including MLAR, but it is with good reason – top of the list is you want a rescued animal to go home and become part of a forever family and not end up back in the system. My sister volunteers with the ASPCA in NYC and I can tell you they are strict too. I know other rescues, including breed specific ones which are also strict. Chester County SPCA has rules too.
People love to gripe about rescue paperwork and yes it is a pain in the ass, but it is the right thing to do. A real life example is a little female dachshund I met recently when over at Main Line Animal Rescue. She was there a few years ago and went home with a lovely woman. The woman died and her widower put the dog back in rescue because he has a new life or something that did not include his deceased wife’s pet. I find his behavior personally morally reprehensible, but because of the paperwork they did this dog ended up back at Main Line Animal Rescue where she was from and they already knew about her, etc. Now she waits for a new forever home. And she is safe and happy.
Adopt don’t shop and if you see Posh, PLEASE call the numbers above. I can’t imagine how her humans are feeling and chances are she is out there scared and just wanting her humans at this point. This dog is a runner, pure and simple. It doesn’t mean anything other than she is an accomplished escape artist. It happens. I have owned dogs like this.