Mr. Willy’s Adventures

Mr. Willy has had quite an adventure since he was discovered wandering the desert roads outside Tombstone. Little did he know he would meet a group of dedicated volunteers willing to go the extra mile for him, actually 360 miles.  Willy’s adventure began on September 8th when he came to TSAS skinny, starving, and underweight.  He was finally off the streets and eating good food and had a soft bed to sleep in and a safe play yard to exercise. He was already neutered, so he just needed a final vet check, vaccinations, and microchip, and he was ready for his next leg in life’s adventure.  On Oct 3rd, he was adopted by a nice family in Surprise, AZ.  Off he went for a long car ride.  All communication indicated all was well, and he was such a nice “big boy.”  Suddenly communication stopped, and on Oct 14th, our new microchip company let us know Mr. Willy was in the Maricopa Animal Care Center.  OH NO!!. MACC is sadly overfull and bursting at the seams with abandoned and surrendered dogs. No response at all from Willy’s owner to multiple texts, phone calls, and emails.  We immediately contacted Maricopa Shelter because, you see, once a TSAS pet, always a TSAS pet.  Now we had to make sure we could spring Mr. Willy from there asap.  It seems Mr. Willy’s placement wasn’t perfect, and instead of contacting TSAS like the adopter was asked, they re-homed him, and the 2nd owner surrendered him. That was one of several reasons why we were told he was there.  On Sunday, our volunteer and a friend drove the 360 miles round trip and 2 hrs of waiting to pick him up and bring him back to the shelter. He was SUPER excited to see her and get on the road back to TSAS.  This isn’t the first time our dedicated volunteers have sprung one of our dogs.  The last time we went to PAC in Tucson. On the long way back, Mr. Willy fell in love with our volunteer’s friend, which was mutual.  He stayed a couple of nights with her, decompressing from his harrowing experience. He is now at the shelter, and we will not give up.  We know his new family is somewhere out there and will come to adopt him.  If that is you, please call 520-457-2545 for an appointment.

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