It all started on Facebook……
I saw this picture
on a group that I subscribe to called “Leigh’s Lost and Found”.
This is a group started by one of our local news reporters, Leigh Moody.
It helps reunite lost dogs and found dogs with their owners and if they
can’t be reunited, then hopefully, someone will rescue these dogs and make
them their own pets or get them into a rescue group and help them find
a forever home.
I posted the dog’s picture on my Facebook timeline, hoping someone would
claim her or decide to give her a home. I watched, I waited, it didn’t look
like anyone was coming forward.
After watching for a few days, I saw that she was picked up by Animal Control.
Unless her owners find her by looking here, I knew this wasn’t a good
thing. A lot of times this is a dogs last stop before the Rainbow Bridge.
“This Act requires state-licensed dog pounds to hold a dog not less than (5) days including
(1) one full Saturday. At any time the hold is complete, the dog can be rescued
from a state-licensed Rescue or euthanized.”
I felt compelled to do something, but what?
I just couldn’t adopt her….we have 2 dogs and our home is in a very
harmonious state right now.
Then I read the rest of the statement on the Animal Control website:
“Nixa Animal Control is not licensed to release dogs by adoption.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, please email For the Love of Paws K9 Rescue”
I think to myself, OK, this is worth a shot, this dog looks old and doesn’t look
like a good candidate for a rescue organization to dump money into, because her
chances of finding a forever home are more slim due to her age.
I contacted “For the Love of Paws K9 Rescue” and told them if they would pull this dog for
rescue I would sponsor the dog. I just couldn’t resist her soulful eyes and whitening
This journey started this past Monday……
I’m happy to say that last night I got an e-mail with pictures….
“Daisy” is now in foster care…
She has a brother named Roscoe, another senior basset,
and I hear they are getting along well.
She is enjoying luxuries like toys, and being an indoor dog.
I’ve been told she is transitioning well and has obviously been
an indoor dog in her past life. So happy to see this sweet, old
girl off the streets and being given a chance as someone’s forever