Animal Rescue Mission Complete!
A riveting “tail” of survival, perseverance, and a community pulling together to save a lost dog.
With their skill and expertise, Bob and Jennifer were soon successful in their “capture.”
They counseled the APS-FH staff to use an arial map of the island and to begin immediately tracking and mapping all Queenie sightings. After a few days, they saw a pattern showing that Queenie was staying around a specific location. But, they could not find success without the aid of the community. Both Bob and Jennifer were impressed with the community’s response and concern for Queenie’s wellbeing. Bob stated, “I was amazed with your community. They came together for a common cause and the most important part [of rescue], which is a sighting.” And Jennifer added, (APS-FH) “staff was amazing at communicating all the sightings and that is what made for such a quick capture.”
Using the information and sightings called into the shelter, the pair set up Bob’s big cage in the middle of Queenie’s route. Bob then waited in his truck holding a pully designed to pull the door shut once the dog entered the cage. Queenie could not resist the temptation of the chicken that Jennifer had prepared. In just five hours, they had her safely captured! Amazing!
We are grateful to Queenie for giving us cause to connect with professional and caring people like Bob and Jennifer. We at the Shelter have made new friends and know that we will have help if one of our dogs were to ever get loose again. Jennifer had this to say about the experience: “It was such a pleasure to help with Queenie, it truly brings joy to our hearts when we can safely return a pup and work with amazing people for a quick capture. It’s what makes us keep going.”
Queenie’s New “Furever” Home
APS-FH is so relieved to have a happy ending to this story and would like to express our deep appreciation to the SJI community for your selfless efforts that greatly contributed to Queenie’s safe return. Everyone who took time to personally search for her, call in with sightings and information, and spread the word among neighbors and friends – you made a difference. San Juan Island remains a community — a strong community that does not give up on their animals, and for that we are very proud.