The Beagle boy we'd return for

Y’ALL REMEMBER THAT BEAGLE BOY WE’D SAY WE WOULD RETURN FOR? WELL IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE IS NOW IN A HOME VERSUS BEING OUT IN THE STORMS 😃!

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It sure had to be scary being on his own, now that his Terrier friend had been returned back to his owner last week. He stayed put in the same area, which again makes me believe he is still waiting for his owners.

Man, I gotta give all my love and props to Katie Campbell, who sat for many days and nights just watching and hoping Beagle boy would come out, come out wherever you are. True, inspiring dedication! Jared for choosing to rescue a dog over studying for a test. You best not fail your edu-ma-cation, kid. And Toni Rojas for leaving food out for him whenever we all couldn’t.

So Katie had been watching the trap for a good chunk of time yesterday, when Jared took over the second watch. I told him it was gonna rain really bad in an hour so I don’t know if he would see the Beagle. Guess the rain literally flushed him out and he ended up at his hiding spot, under a porch. He somehow got stuck and Jared asked the homeowner for permission to get him. Bing badda boom. Welcome to LEAD Rescue, my boy! Katie named him PITA, so Mr. Pita Chip, I hope you understand that we are only here to help, not harm you.

Jared and I spent the next 3 hours picking ticks off of him. We found the mother load in his armpit. And many more just hanging out. His dirt filled the bathtub and he allowed us to manhandle him like a champ. We are gonna get him all checked out and hope there aren’t any tickborne illnesses. Fingers crossed for real.

Pita is everything a Beagle is. Well mannered, friendly, and sensitive. There’s one thing I wish he didn’t possess: his fearfulness. He ruined our XL crate that was just donated to us and I can completely understand not knowing where he is. However, if anyone wants to donate another large crate to us, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. He is now on Lost Dogs Illinois and a flyer was sent to Chicago Animal Care and Control.

He learned to survive and got through all the elements on his own which is something I don't think I could ever do! However, my pack of co-existers did it again, and his bestie is Tummy! He has perked up within minutes of meeting them (ticks removed of course) oand actually walks on a leash with everyone instead of having to be carried. We will get him feeling 100% before he can be placed up for adoption. But for now, I am so glad we can be thunder buddies.