Earlier this week I received a call from a frantic dog mom in Michigan. Her dog was here in Scottsdale, and she needed help getting him home to her. Like I mentioned, this was definitely not a normal phone call. Like most situations, there was a story behind this.
Apparently what had happened was a young couple decided to break up, and the situation turned ugly. She left to Michigan to stay with her family, and was in the process of making plans to return for her 3 year old dog when the situation became worse.
She received a phone call from a local vet office here in Scottsdale claiming they had her dog. What was explained to me was that the boyfriend was extremely bitter about the break up. After she left for Michigan, the boyfriend “allegedly” left the front door of the house open to intentionally let the dog escape.
The dog, Murphy, had been scavenging for food here around the streets of Scottsdale for 4 or 5 days before someone found him and brought him to the vet clinic. Murphy was starving and seriously dehydrated. Thankfully he had been microchipped, and his mom was able to contacted.
Per mom’s request, the vet office took care of Murphy until I was able to get him transported to the airport and ship him to Michigan.
I really can’t begin to imagine the emotions Murphy and his mom were experiencing. Fear, anger, panic, etc. I can’t understand how someone could kick a dog out onto the street to live.
I just met Murphy for the first time this morning. He was a very happy and excited little guy. He immediately jumped up to lick my face when we met. He’s currently mid-flight, on his way home to mama. And I know there will be a happy end to this story. After dropping him off at the airport, I immediately drove straight home to hug my dogs and remind them how loved they are.
Please remember to have your pets microchipped. You never know what may happen.
Thanks for caring!
- Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care, LLC