A 12-year-old schnauzer at the city of Keller Animal Shelter and Adoption Center has no way home.
The dog is groomed, well fed and trained but he doesn’t have a tag and no owner claimed him, said Fiona Green, a volunteer at the shelter. The dog’s microchip registers to another animal shelter.
It’s something animal lovers like Green hate to see.
“The only assumption can be that people don’t think to check the shelter,” she said.
Green is also a director for the Animal Advocates of North Texas, a group that helps find homes and rehabilitates strays pets.
The group came up with a checklist that pet owners should follow in those frantic moments when they realize their beloved pet has disappeared. They’ve printed the checklist on postcards and fridge magnets so it’s handy for people to find.
“People are always in a panic when something like this happens,” she said.