I rescued a dog today. Not on the job, which you would expect, but in my neighborhood off hours. It wasn’t a life-saving or cliff-hanging rescue. I just returned a stray pup home. It took less than five minutes but it was satisfying. And this story isn’t to pat myself on the back but to show how many pieces had to be in place for this to happen.
You are walking your dog down the street and are suddenly charged at by a large off-leash dog. While at a dog park two dogs suddenly start going at it. Or your two dogs, who normally snuggle together, out of the blue, are fighting. What do you do?
Usually this time of the year we are worrying about the number of kittens flowing through our doors. So far this year it’s been manageable (dare we say that our free cat spay/neuter program is paying off?) but in the last couple weeks we’ve been inundated with baby rodents! This is a first for us and just shows how things come in waves.