I was walking to work today when I was approached by a very friendlydog without a collar. She happily trotted along beside me before crossing Linwood Avenue without a care for oncoming traffic. Shocked I quickly wrapped my polar fleece around her to act as a makeshift collar. At this point my faith in humanity was restored as two cars pulled over to see if they could help! One lovely lady by the name of Kate (thank you if you read this!) dropped me at Linwood Service Centre where I could ring Dog Control.
Luckily for this dog, her owners had thought to have her micro chipped and it was with some relief that Kerry the kind dog control officer could get her quickly home. There are three things I like to remember here:
- Micro chipping is a cheap way to keep a track on your loved ones (pets that is);
- When it counts the vast majority of people are very helpful;
- People are not the only ones to get scared during aftershocks.
Christchurch City Libraries has a huge array of information about animals including dogs who wish to be loved and love. Give a pat to a friendly dog today for a rush of joy!