The Adventures of "White Paws"
The incredible Purépecha Unalachtigo Collie Puppy from the Cohanzick Lenape Village.
You will not believe what this Pup has been through, here he is back on the Ranch with his brother and visiting sister, Pipa!
Well, I must say it has been a busy week for Vic and me on the ranch! Friday before last, a new adopting mom of one of our puppies met us on the ranch on Friday morning. All went well as she chose the alpha male of the litter. I call him “White Paws.” A few hours later, while at work, we received a call. It’s the frantically crying new mom of White Paws. “While at the rest-stop, an hour and a half up the road, he heard a loud bang and jumped out of her arms. He ran through the nearby construction site and into the local forest.
It took us a few hours to retrieve the pups mom and a backup pup and arrive at the location. We searched for hours in the thick woods. No luck, we handed the new mom the new puppy, and we came home. I was confident that we would have found this little guy, only 3 months old, but did not. It was hard to sleep that night.
We did notify all the authorities in Marlton, NJ, who were fantastic and supportive. We received a call on Wednesday morning, White Paws was spotted playing in the open field near the woods. The officer attempted to entice him, the pup, with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich; however, White Paws bolted back into the thick forest.
We made it up there in record time, with both parents this time. Six hours of searching, in the rain and wind, all through the thick forest, and no luck. It was 5 pm and time to go home.
Animal control left a cage with food in hopes of the pup coming back to the area again. We received an email Thursday morning that he was spotted again on the trail on the other side of the creek, so I felt more confident that we would finally get him back.
It was 2 am when I received a call. It was the Mount Laurel Police, and they caught “White Paws.” We went up the road, retrieved the pup, and was back home by 5:45 am! After a thorough bath, he was off to the vet. Dr. Bob was amazed at the story. “White Paws” is in excellent condition and has no signs of being lost for a week! What a pup!
Oh, I forgot to mention that his post was shared hundreds of times, and he has a new Mom, who insisted on adopting him. She said his new name is Hairy Houdini!
It was great to have a visit from Pipa and her mom! She came to see how Houdini was doing. Obviously he is just fine!
Lastly, I want to send a special "thank you" to Ptl. Louk from the Marlton Police Department, Officer Santino from the Willingboro Animal Control, and the hundreds of caring folk that shared the post!
More to come, I'm sure.
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