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vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

There is a male rust color boxer with black face roaming around in the Beeston Hill Fitness area. Appears to be well mannered, inside hound.

Is anyone missing a boxer? PM me is you are and I can help you.

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Posted : September 18, 2011 9:51 pm
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

OK, I have the boxer and he is definately a inside hound, well mannered. I worried he would be hit at the road. We will take him to a vet in the morning to see if he is chipped. He is not old, clean teeth and good shape.

THIS IS SOMEONE'S PET. PM me if you have lost this pooch.

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Posted : September 18, 2011 11:50 pm
CAtoSTX
(@CAtoSTX)
Island Expert

There's a FB page for lost + found pets.... you can post pics of the dog.
it's title is "St Croix Lost & Found (Pets)"

HTH

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Posted : September 19, 2011 4:30 am
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

Thank you, He was posted last night with picture and contact info to FB.

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Posted : September 19, 2011 10:40 am
nenn01
(@nenn01)
Trusted Member

So sad!! I have a soft spot for boxers. Keep us posted.

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Posted : September 19, 2011 2:01 pm
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

This morning we took him to Sugar Mill, Progressive and Island Animal Clinic. NO CHIP!!!! Beautiful Dog and owner won't spend $25 on chip to save him from being separated.

No hits from FB or this board. Cut and paste and scroll down to boxer picture.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/StCroixAnimalWelfareCenter

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Posted : September 19, 2011 4:58 pm
beachy
(@beachy)
Island Expert

We found a dog a few months ago...took him to Paul hess's office twice, no chip, no one answered signs we posted etc. Flew him back to the states. Next am took him to stateside vet, she scanned him and handed me the chip number to contact his owner, back on stx. Needless to say no one was happy.

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Posted : September 19, 2011 5:27 pm
Linda J
(@Linda_J)
Islander

Sorry, but why would you fly a stray to the states?

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Posted : September 19, 2011 7:06 pm
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

All of the vet's were cordial and helpful. They all looked at him and agreed this was a well cared for pet. But no one knew the fella. I only had one person scan the dog.......?

Are there different scanners for different chips?? I have no experience with the chips.

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Posted : September 19, 2011 7:08 pm
beachy
(@beachy)
Island Expert

Spend most of our time there now. Dog story got pretty complicated, but just their missing the chip twice...made what could have been an easy fix not so easy. Never thought a chip could just be "missed". Knew not every reader could decipher every brand, but they can recognize it is there at least, plus ours was inserted in stx. Just be aware...
I googled the chip number and got the specific chip registry. They take your info and pass it on to the person who registered the chip. She was on the phone within 20 minutes.

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Posted : September 20, 2011 2:17 am
CityGirl
(@CityGirl)
Trusted Member

the chip can be "missed"... it tends to "migrate" to different parts of the body. It is usually placed just between the shoulder blades but as the dog grows, its moves along wit the skin. So the scanner should always be placed around the entire body, including back legs and belly area. Maybe you should take him back for a more thorough scan...

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Posted : September 20, 2011 2:57 am
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

When I watched the assistant scan him, it was from the skull down to shoulder blade. I thought it was a little loose scanning at the time, but new to me.

We are now warned that this beautiful boxer may have been abandoned by the owners due to COST! We are told that there are cases here on island when someone moves off island, the cost of shipping is greater than their love for the animal!!! Would they leave their son or daughter behind on the street to fend for themselves?

The ribs of this boxer indicate it has not been fed on a regular basis. This boxer is well trained, quite, calm and has not barked once! Maybe he does not want to jeopardize his status?

You can look into the eyes of this boxer and see the loss.......It just wants to go home. I refuse to believe this is how this boxer ended up knocking on a neighbors door wanting to get in, we think it fears thunder and lightning and at the time both were active. We also believe this boxer was an inside companion due to it's flawless coat and condition.

My wife and I spent Monday trying to track the owner with no luck at this time. We are still trying. No hits on FB or MB yet! There is hope!

We will rescan to insure we are not missing it, thank you for the advice. Peace!

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Posted : September 20, 2011 12:53 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Good morning,

Question: Unlike Humane Societies or Pet Adoption Organizations, who can screen prospective new owners, how can we assure or verify true ownership of a dog found - such as this beautiful and well behaved boxer - should someone come forth and claim him? The dog could end up in the wrong hands, couldn't he? This has always concerned me and all of us who love animals and want only the best for them.

Thanks,
Swan.

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Posted : September 20, 2011 2:08 pm
STXoldie
(@STXoldie)
Estimable Member

Would they leave their son or daughter behind on the street to fend for themselves?

I have thought that more time than I can count over the years. After Hugo the airport parking lot was full of abandoned dogs--mutts and pure breads alike.

Seems like whomever this owner is, does not the dog back. Check with Progressive and Sugar Mill, they can help find a good home for him.

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Posted : September 20, 2011 3:44 pm
vasecs
(@vasecs)
Estimable Member

Still no calls or hits on this board, FB or vets.................:-(

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Posted : September 21, 2011 3:19 am
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