Category Archives: Shelters & Rescues

Hayti shelter reports suspicious number of animals missing in the area

President of the Caruthersville Humane Society, Karol Wilcox, frequently audits the books at her shelter and over the past several months she’s noticed a growing trend.

When she compared the number of dogs being reported lost or stolen, to the number of dogs found or returned, she saw a rapidly growing gap in numbers. That gap was in the small dog category.

Wilcox says it’s not just pets being reported to the shelter and local authorities. She frequently monitors lost and found pet pages on Facebook and says the number of small dogs she sees missing , just disappearing and never being seen again has increased incredibly.

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How NOT to advertise a pet needing a new home on social media

My third grade teacher once told me, “Never say or do anything that you wouldn’t want  to see splashed all over the morning newspaper.” Words to live by.

In this day and age, one would think the same goes with social media. One would also think that this is something a reporter would be privy to. 

But not Delta Dunklin Democrat reporter, Laura Ford. It’s likely she’s learning though, since she publicly posted her advertisement of two dogs, in need of a home, on Facebook- if advertisement is what you want to call it. 

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Mack is found but not home yet

Continued from “Mack’s a runner“. In the previous installment of Mack’s story, he’d escaped his owners, rewards had been offered and raised, and Rough Road Rescue had gotten involved in the search. I previously posted a screenshot of a Facebook post made by Steve Svehla himself, Christmas Eve, pleading for the public’s help to bring Mack home. And I quote,

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The inevitable adoption of Mack

Not long after Jamie’s trip to Rough Road Rescue she returned with her family pets to see how Mack would react to them, and they to him. Everything went well. Lots of butt sniffing, a couple of snips from the foo-foo dog, and everybody was happy. After making a few more trips to the rescue, and spending time with Mack, Jamie decided Mack would make a wonderful addition to her family.

Jamie filled out the adoption application.

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In search of Mack

Patterson adopted Mack from Rough Road Rescue who later confiscated Mack back and refused to return the dog to his family. Patterson won in court twice and still the rescue wouldn’t bring the dog home. Court of Appeals order the rescue to return Mack “forthwith”. The Rescue does so on Aug. 11. They hand Mack to a deputy sheriff, in a box stating Mack had died and these were his remains.

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