A Big Black Dog’s Five Month Journey
This is the story of a big black dog and her 5 month journey. There are multiple messages that one can glean from this story and we leave the reader to pick the message(s) most meaningful to them. For those of us who work with domestic animals every day, we are once again reminded that animals can’t speak and they need us humans to help them. The humans working at three organizations all played a role in this story and we are grateful to them: PetAgree Boarding and Grooming in Danville, Hendricks County Humane Society, and Indy Lost Pet Alert.
The big black dog was first seen on a hot Saturday afternoon in early June wandering along old US 36 in Danville across from Hendricks Regional Hospital. Her staggering gait and the confused, exhausted look on her face, told Corey, a passerby, that this dog needed help. Not one to turn away an animal in distress, Corey offered this big black dog a ride in his car; an offer the big black dog could not refuse. Corey’s Saturday afternoon plans were now under revision! Where he was headed that afternoon did not allow dogs so he had to drop the dog off somewhere while the search for her owner took place. But where? The Hendricks County Animal Shelter and the Hendricks County Humane Society were both closed for the day. The Sheriff’s Department suggested that Corey hold onto the dog until Monday and Animal Control would gladly pick her up.