November 5, 2009
Culver City News
Animal Services Officer and Resident Reunite Lost Dog with Owner
During the last week of October, Culver City resident Sarah Dwyer found a small Dachshund mix, walking down the street by herself. The dog did not have a collar, but Dwyer had a leash and was able to use that to bring the dog to her apartment. She called the Culver City News to place a “Found Dog” ad in the paper and was told to call the Culver City Animal Services Officer (ASO) whenever a pet is found. When ASO Stephanie Yarbro answered the call, she asked, “Is she a Dachshund mix?” Yarbro gave Dwyer the number of a man who had reported his dog, Betty, missing. Dwyer was concerned about what she had heard about people taking pets to sell them to laboratories, so she asked the man many questions about the dog’s description. After the emailed a picture of Betty, Dwyer was satisfied that the dog belonged to him and invited him to pick up his dog. “After I saw her jumping all over him with excitement, I knew she was his,” explained Dwyer. Dwyer suggested getting Betty a collar and a microchip to help keep her safe in the future.
Anyone who has found or lost a pet should call their local animal control department.
- Culver City (310) 253- 6143
- Santa Monica (310) 458-8594
- West Los Angeles, Westchester & Beverly
Hills (888) 452-7381