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Saturday, May 8, 2010

So, have you heard about Ike?

So last week here in Chicago there was a strange site on the side of one of our busiest expressways - a dog running down the road. Not one morning, but two. He was followed by news helicopters and people were thinking they needed to catch him - but he appears to be a pit bull mix, so a lot of people were nervous (I don't know why - it isn't the dogs that are the problem, it is bad owners, but I digress). On the second day he was tired, and a police officer was finally able to grab him. As soon as he was in the car he fell asleep. They believe he may have gotten a little bit of a bump from a car on the run, but he was basically ok, just tired. They took him to a wonderful no-kill shelter in the area, where he was checked out (he had no chip or tags) and kept for a couple days to get him back into good shape (he was dehydrated and a little banged up but like I said, basically ok.) This was great news - I was afraid they would do something bag with him like send him to a kill-shelter. Well, Ike is doing great, ready for adoption and just went to his new foster home! He is SUCH a cutie too! Anyway, if you want to read about Ike, and see some pictures of him, you can go to the local news stations article on him HERE! We know Ike has tons of people asking about him, and he will have a great new forever home very soon!


Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Awww...Ike is so precious. Thank goodness this story has a happy ending!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I have!

My furiend Mr Puggle shared him -


Woo should meet Mr Puggle - he's a not khatsup kind of khanine -

AND his human made my KHOOL transport bag!


umi_e said...

We are so excited to know more about him but when we click at the website given her this is what we see "We are sorry, but the server is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later."

We will come back again to see and read more about him ;)

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness!
My heart's still in my mouth! Poor doggie!

It's when he jumped into the river, I just screamed! And he ran and ran and straight into traffic and just kept running. Oh he must have been so scared, poor little thing. Good grief.

I am so glad, so glad he was finally caught - he looks a different dog on that programme with that kind man - he looks so adorable - I didn;t take too kindly to the reporter saying "he's got a rottweiller face" - I mean he's a very scared doggie, no need to make people scared of him too (not that rotties are scary but the connotations were there and kind of deliberate - silly reporter).

I think I need to lie down now. I do hope he goes to a wonderful forever home soon. Bless his doggie heart! What a story.

Take care

Brian said...

I think Ike will find his new forever home soon, paws crossed!

tekorin said...

Oh what a cutie he is!!!
Hope he finds his forever home soon!!
We think he will SOON!! Because he is such a lovely lucky cutie!!!

Sagira said...

Glad that they were able to catch him before he really got hurt. Hope he finds a great new furever home of his own very soon.

Anonymous said...

We're so glad that he was caught, and even happier that he went to a no-kill shelter. Pit bulls can be very big love sponges when they are socialized properly!

Jacqueline said...

Ike looks like a healthy, friendly guy; glad he is being cared for in a safe environment...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Hurrah for Ike! We used to live in the Chicago metro area, He's lucky to be alive, given the traffic.

Danielle said...

It's good that he's OK. Poor guy. We hope he gets a good home (soon!).

BeadedTail said...

We hadn't heard about Ike but so glad it had a happy ending and hope he finds his furever home soon!

little princess Luna~ said...

mum and i hope ike gets all the love he deserves soon~!!


Gracie =^o.o^= said...

There are too few stories like this, a happy ending. If only there were all shelters that would not kill. Thanks for sharing this.
Want to wish your mommie a really Happy Mother's Day! You all spoil her bunches today.

Ariel said...

It's nice when a story ends well.Great post :)

kissa-bull said...

we're most happish to hear these news
we so slobbered the screen wiff the kisses when his face came up.
bless their hearts for helping thish poor lost pibble

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope that Ike gets a good home!