A Very Happy Ending!

josieOn December 29th 2013,  Josie fell out of her family’s camper while they were travelling.   They left Republic, Wa. and took hwy. 20, stopped at a gas station, and were on hwy 395 South when they discovered she was gone. Somewhere along the line, Josie had fallen out. The family was devastated and began searching immediately and posting on FB, putting up flyers etc.

Nearly a month went by and no one had seen Josie.  Lorraine, one of our volunteers, and a few other people in the area began noticing a stray dog who was hanging around near the hwy in Chewelah.  They tried to catch her and to make friends with her, but she was shy and scared and kept running away.  Then they saw the post about a missing dog named Josie and hoping this was the same dog, they called the owner.

Thankfully the owners were able to come the next morning.  Josie was found quite a ways down below Hwy. 395 in a haybarn.  The owners called her for about 3 hours and were about to give up when Josie heard them calling.

It was a VERY HAPPY reunion….to say the least!  Alot of people were on the lookout for this little girl due to all the networking that the owners did and all the sharing that people on FB did.

And so, 33 days after Josie went missing, she was reunited with her family.   Never ever give up on a lost animal, there is always hope!

Acting quickly, network through sites like FaceBook and Twitter, posting flyers, contacting local shelters, vet clinics and police, and searching over and over again can make all the difference.

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About colvillevalleyanimalsanctuary

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County. By example and through education, we promote and advance the values of responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
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