A few weeks ago, while walking Simone, I noticed a found dog poster on a nearby lamppost. I've seen lots of lost animal posters around the neighbourhood but that was the first time I'd ever noticed a found poster.
It makes sense, though, that found posters aren't common. It takes someone who really cares about an animal to go make and put up a bunch of found dog posters for a dog who doesn't even belong to the person. Most people, if they do anything at all, would just call and ask Toronto Animal Services to pick up the stray dog.
The next time I was in at TAS, I saw the found dog, a Lab mix, in one of the kennels and took it out for its photo shoot. It had already been there a few days and I was guessing the owner wasn't going to show up.
It was a surprise then when I heard the owner did eventually show up. When she was told there would be a cost for the pick-up and for housing the dog for several days, she claimed she didn't have the money on hand and would return with it later and fetch her dog then. She never returned.
Beans is a wonderful dog. It was no surprise then when days later, once the stray period was over and Beans became city property, she was put up for adoption on a Friday afternoon and she was adopted Saturday morning.