FOUND: Roaming Dog: MacIntosh Run Community Trail, Governor’s Brook, Spryfield, Halifax Co., NS — AmStaff mix, Female, Adult — “Unknown”

ACTUAL PHOTO OF FOUND DOG:

Unknown

Breed or Mix: AmStaff mix

Sex: Female, Age: Adult

Collar/Tags: Unknown

Sighted on: 10/07/2017

Area: MacIntosh Run Community Trail, Governor’s Brook, Spryfield, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: This dog was originally sighted in the MacIntosh Run area of Governor’s Brook, but now has been caught and is safe with Homeward Bound City Pound.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: HRM Animal Control by dialling 311 or Homeward Bound City Pound  at 902-407-7283

 

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SIGHTED: Roaming Dog: The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Pot Lake Loop, Trailhead Parking: 2890 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Timberlea, Halifax Co., NS — Black Labrador Retriever mix, Female, Adult — “Possibly: Faye”

Possibly: “Faye”

Breed or Mix: Black Labrador Retriever mix

Sex: Female, Age: Adult

Collar/Tags: Pink collar with Tag

Sighted on: 10/07/2017

Area: The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Pot Lake Loop, Trailhead: 2890 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Timberlea, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: We saw a female black lab (mix) roaming around the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail. We called 311, because we could see her licence number. The animal control officer could look up her owner, but when he called the number, it went straight to voice mail. I believe the dog’s name is Faye. I am not sure if they connected or not.
We were in a hurry and could not stay – the dog would not come to being called, and we did not have a leash to keep her.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: HRM Animal Control by dialling 311

 

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Lost Dog: Lake Charlotte, Halifax Co., NS — Labrador Retriever, Male, 2.5 Yrs — “Bosco”

Bosco

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! From his very happy family: “Thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us find him, he is home now safe and sound ” That is the best news…and yes, thanks to all who cared and shared his info. Not to mention all those who tried to call him in when spotted roaming. So thrilled he’s home. YIPPEE!! (10.6.17 – 10.7.17)

Breed or Mix: Labrador Retriever (Yellow)

Sex: Male, Age: 2.5 Yrs

Collar/Tags: Grey and navy blue collar

Lost on: 10/06/2017

Area: Lake Charlotte, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: His right eye is blue/white clouded over (he can’t see out of it) but left eye is brown and sees fine. Extremely friendly, has 2 little girls at home who are missing him

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LOST DOG: 103 Riverside Rd, Guysborough, Guysborough Co., NS — Black Labrador Retriever mix, Female, 5 Months — “Hennessy”

Hennessy

Breed or Mix: Black Labrador Retriever mix

Sex: Female, Age: 5 Months

Collar/Tags: No

Lost on: 10/03/2017

Area: 103 Riverside Rd, Guysborough, Guysborough, NS

Additional Notes: Hey my dog has been missing for almost three whole days. We have been looking for days and still nothing. I miss my little girly so much. Her name is Hennessy (Henny/little shoots) and she’s not big to come on whistling but will with kiss noises as that’s what she’s been use to with a cat around the house. Any help … it would be greatly appreciated.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: Meagan at 902-870-2642 or 902-533-3721

 

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Sweets Corner, Hants Co., NS — Border Collie mix, Male, Older Adult — “Unknown”

Unknown

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! This was a quick Happy Ending, but always appreciate that you folks are there ready to share a lost dogs info. This sweet, older fella is back home safely thanks to some nice people taking the time to help. Well done! Yippee!! (10.7.17 – 10.7.17)

Breed or Mix: Border Collie mix

Sex: Male, Age: Older Adult

Collar/Tags: Collar with Windsor Civic Tag

Found on: 10/07/2017

Area: Sweets Corner, Hants, NS

Additional Notes: Dog found in Sweets Corner, Town of Windsor tag, mature male.

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Lost Dog: Barton, Digby Co., NS — Great Pyrenees/Maremma mix, Female, 18 months — “Kelta”

 

Kelta

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! From her very happy family: “My dog Kelta just got home thank you everyone that shared my post she is now safe and sound at home in bed.” Fantastic news. And yes, thank you to all who cared and shared her info… YIPPEE!!! (10.6.17 – 10.6.17)

Breed or Mix: Great Pyrenees/Maremma mix

Sex: Female, Age: 18 months

Collar/Tags: Pink collar

Lost on: 10/06/2017

Area: Barton, Digby, NS

Additional Notes: She has a silver coat with a dark brown almost black spot on the very top of her head and a dark brown almost black spot over one eye, she is very friendly and we just got her on Wednesday and my children just met her today any and all help would be greatly appreciated by my family.

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Minville, Halifax Co., NS — Lhasa Apso / Poodle mix, Female, Adult — “Unknown”

Unknown

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! “This is our little baby Molly. She and her brother Charlie are being cared for while I’m away. She must have been spooked and got lost. Everyone’s been searching for her for hours and I can’t thank you enough for keeping her safe and sound. From the bottom of my heart thank you. 2764.png❤️ ” Molly will be reunited with her family shortly. (10.6.17 – 10.6.17)

Breed or Mix: Lhasa Apso / Poodle mix

Sex: Female, Age: Adult

Collar/Tags: none

Lost on: 10/06/2017

Area: Minville, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: FOUND DOG: Sex unknown

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Newspaper Article: Coyote Attacks Dog

October 4, 2017 article in the Chronicle Herald about a dog surviving an attack, in it’s own backyard, by a coyote in Eastern Passage, NS. We see very few of these types of attacks, but I think the important things to note are that Coyotes have been heard in the area lately, the dog was off leash, and an e-fence was in use – that means the dog would be unlikely to leave the property but it does not stop wildlife or predators from coming onto the property.

The article references local wildlife experts who encourage folks to educate themselves on how to stay safe while living next to wildlife habitat (this dogs home is surrounded by woodland). We understand and appreciate that every situation is not avoidable and we are not pointing fingers. However, we do want people to learn from these experiences and to engage all possible preventative measures to keep their pets safe.

We wish Daisy a full and speedy recovery from her horrible experience.

Eastern Passage dog recovering after backyard coyote attack

STUART PEDDLE THE CHRONICLE HERALD

Daisy recovers at home after major surgery resulting from a coyote attack in her backyard. (DAWN HARMES)

 

Dawn Harmes’s dog Daisy is facing a long recovery after a harrowing coyote attack.

Harmes let Daisy out of her Eastern Passage home for a little backyard exercise at about 6:45 Friday evening. There are extensive woods around the property but Harmes has an underground electric fence so Daisy won’t go too far.

“The last month or so, I’ve been hearing the coyotes kind of on a regular basis at night,” Harmes said on Wednesday. “So the last week or so, I wasn’t letting her out by herself. I was either taking her out on a leash or I was going out with her.”

On Friday, she went out with Daisy but the dog wasn’t on a leash.

Daisy is a beagle-Jack Russell terrier mix and moves pretty fast.

“It was less than two minutes from going out the front door. I was looking . . . to see where she went and I heard her yelping.”

The attack

She started running toward where the yelping was coming from, and found Daisy with the coyote.

“She had gotten away from it, but I don’t know if she had done it on her own or maybe because I had started screaming and startled the coyote or what.

“The coyote, he didn’t even run. He turned and just walked back into the woods. (Daisy) ran to the house and I came running behind her.”

That’s when Harmes saw the trail of blood.

She didn’t know the extent of the injuries at the time, but knew it was bad. Too shaken to drive, she called her father, who lives nearby, to help her rush Daisy to the Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital.

“I was standing in the doorway, waiting for my father to come get us, and the coyote walked across the front yard. It freaked me right out.”

Her father came within 10 minutes, though, and they took their wounded charge to the vet.

The aftermath

Harmes said the vet told her she could clean Daisy’s injuries and stitch up some punctures. But the bites had punctured through her abdominal wall, threatening internal damage and the risk of infection from bacteria in the air and whatever might have been transferred from the coyote’s teeth.

They had to take Daisy to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic in Burnside for surgery.

Daisy suffered a punctured kidney and severe muscle damage because of the coyote attack, and the risk of infection is very high for the 12-year-old beagle-Jack Russell terrier mix. (DAWN HARMES)

There, Harmes learned the situation was dire. Daisy is 12-and-a-half years old and has a heart condition. The doctor asked her to consider making the most difficult decision any pet owner must make. The odds of making it through the surgery were 50-50 and the vet needed to assess the little dog’s quality of life, asking if Daisy had mobility issues.

“I assured her Daisy’s like a puppy,” Harmes said. “She’s bouncy. I think it’s the Jack Russell in her. She just flies around all the time. She doesn’t walk. She runs.”

They decided to go ahead with the surgery.

Harmes said Dr. Karen Kaiser called her at 2 a.m. to say the surgery went well. They opened her up and checked extensively for damage. They found a puncture in her kidney and severe muscle damage on her side.

Recovery

Daisy is home now but not out of the woods as far as her health is concerned. She must be given pain medication and antibiotics to combat the severe risk of infection.

“She seems to be doing OK. She’s walking around. I’m taking her out to relieve herself and she’s going out.”

But Harmes said Daisy will never have the run of the property again.

Coyote attraction

Butch Galvez, a wildlife technician in Waverley with the Department of Natural Resources, said they see this sort of thing every year. It’s a wooded area, it happened near dark and there was some separation between owner and pet. He said the dog likely knew immediately that the coyote was there and whether it was curiosity or territorial aggression is hard to say.

“It’s an unfortunate incident,” Galvez said. “We do follow up, so I will be going to the community and getting some brochures out. Education is probably the biggest thing, so people who have pets or outdoor cats, they know some basic things to keep their pets safe: Keep your dogs on leash, keep your dog close to you, if you do see a coyote and you have a small dog you can pick it up, make some loud noises, back away, that sort of thing.”

Galvez said he will also talk with residents in the area to see if there have been previous sightings or if someone might have put out food for other wildlife. Even bird seed or apples will attract coyotes.

While Galvez said while attacks on humans are rare, it is recommended that children have basic awareness.

“If they see a strange dog, back away, make noise, act big,” Galvez said. “Also, tell an adult if they ever see a strange-looking dog or coyote. And never run away. Their first instinct may be to run screaming. You never want to run away screaming from a coyote.”

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Roaming Dog: Dartmouth, Halifax Co., NS — Husky/Shepherd mix, Male, Young Adult — “Unknown”

Unknown

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! This beautiful fella luckily lived nearby and was home for supper. Thanks so much to those that reported this sighting and all that cared and shared his info. YIPPEE!! (10.4.17 – 10.4.17)

Breed or Mix: Husky/Shepherd mix

Sex: Male, Age: Young Adult

Collar/Tags: Chain collar, No tags

Sighted on: 10/04/2017 around 4 pm

Area: Dartmouth, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: This beautiful, young, rambunctious dog was sighted at the Shubie Campground – Playground today, Oct 4, 2017 around 4 pm. He jumped right into the car. Unfortunately, they were unable to contain the dog as they were leaving the city and had a car full of kids. He was too excited for the young children; some were in the city to receive medical treatment via the IWK. Hopefully, in the future, the Shubie offices will be able to offer assisstance by calling Animal Control or by sharing contact info.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: HRM Animal Control by dialling 311

 

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Truro, Colchester Co., NS — Japanese Chin mix, Female, Adult — “Unknown”

Unknown

HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! Special Woof out to Truro Police Service that kept her safe until she could be sent into the care of the SPCA. (10.1.17 – 10.2.17)

Breed or Mix: Japanese Chin mix

Sex: Female, Age: Adult

Collar/Tags: Burgundy faux leather collar, no tags, no chip

Found on: 10/02/2017

Area: Truro, Colchester, NS

Additional Notes: FOUND DOG

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