Number of animals being transported: 1
Breeds, weight, age: Australian Cattle Dog, 55 lbs, 8 y.o.
Health Condition: Good Health
Heart worm Status: No HW
Health Certificate: Will get today
Special needs: Shy with strangers, at risk of running if he gets a chance
Name of Sending Rescue/Parties Gail Jurgensmeyer
Name of Receiving Rescue/Parties: Sue Burnett
Contact information (publicly viewable on forum): 253-853-1665, email@example.com
Are you a 501c3: No
Additional Info/situation: Tucker and I have a wonderful bond that began the day we met at N.O.A.H., a pet rescue organization north of Seattle, WA. He was 4 years old and had been found tied to the fence post at N.O.A.H. with no note, just a collar tag that said his name was Tucker. We had an immediate love for each other and the people at N.O.A.H. could tell Tucker was going home to his "Forever Home." He has the run of our acre and a quarter piece of paradise just above Puget Sound near the small town of Gig Harbor. He and I go everywhere together. He has taken many road trips with us and is a great camper. It was on our latest travel adventure when he went missing. We had left him with a friend in her fenced backyard in O'Fallon, Illinois while we went out for lunch with some other friends. He almost always goes everywhere with us so he didn't understand being left behind. He escaped the fence and went to lay in the grass near our vehicle and trailer. When our friend went out to find him, she tried to catch him to put him back in the fenced yard. He ran. She chased him until she couldn't see him anymore. We all walked the neighborhoods calling and calling for him. No one reported seeing him and it seemed like he might have just kept running. We eventually had to head back to Washington state with sad hearts not knowing if we would ever see Tucker again. I have sent posters and photos and descriptions to multiple Animal Control Facilities, Rescue Organizations, and other pet related businesses in an ever widening circle. Facebook posts shared, and reshared put his photos out to a multitude of people in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Craigslist posts also reached others in the attempt to get an army of people looking for my Tucker. Yesterday (12/3/12), five (5!!) weeks and one day after he was lost in O'Fallon, Illinois, I received the call from the Clinton County Animal Control Officer that my dog had been found and when could I pick him up. My friend in O'Fallon picked him up about an hour later. He is doing well, considering he was on his own for 5 weeks. He will see a veterinarian today to get his health certificate and he will be ready to come home! I hope someone can help me with his trip home. We are looking into an Alaska Airlines flight that would get him here with minimal handling, but if there are pilots that are willing to take a leg of his trip home, I would be overjoyed to hear from you. Tucker's "Forever Home" is ready for the grandest welcome a dog has ever had. Please let me know if you can help.