Last week, my wife and I were on our way after my birthday dinner. As we made the turn at the corner of Paulson and Dunn, we saw a woman standing on the berm just off the road with a couple of dogs on leashes. Something about the scene seemed out of the ordinary. We stopped, but before we could ask if she needed any help, she asked us to keep our distance.
She explained that she had been watching the strays for about two months. Each afternoon, she brought food to them at this spot. At first, the dogs were too skittish for her to get close.
After two months, she had finally gained enough trust to get leashes on the dogs and was in the process of getting them into her car so she could proceed with their rescue.
Since animal control had been unable to get near the dogs, the next step would be to just shoot them. I thought a longer leash might help, so I told her I'd go home and get one. When I returned, her car and the dogs were gone.
The next day, I shared this story with my Facebook friends and was surprised to learn that several knew who the woman was. It turned out that the good samaritan was a Facebook friend I'd never met face to face, Elizabeth Gnass Phonesavanh.
She has since taken the dogs to a vet and has paid to have them checked out, given their shots, chipped, spayed and neutered. Now the challenge is to find a good home where these two can be kept together. The female (mama), 6-8 months, and the male (papa), 1 year, are very loving and protective. They love to play with toys. Please help find them a home.