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(51,277 posts)
Sat Feb 20, 2021, 12:33 AM Feb 2021

Dog rescued after spending months lost outside in Minnesota's extreme cold - STRIB

In November, Coco's Heart Dog Rescue took in four canine brothers who had been roaming free in North Dakota. Numerous scars and injuries served as proof that each dog had been living outside for quite some time.

"They clearly didn't have humans who treated them well," said Lauren Byrd. She opened her home to foster Hobbes, one of the dogs


On Dec. 11, Byrd drove Hobbes to the home of a family in Northfield, where he began his new life — until he ran away.

Hobbes' new family enlisted the Retrievers, a volunteer group based in Minneapolis that helps find lost and missing dogs. Tara Morrison, a volunteer with the Retrievers, became Hobbes' case manager.

Morrison and her team tried using food, scent trails of liquid smoke as well as blankets and towels used by the Byrd family to draw Hobbes in. When temperatures dropped, bringing Hobbes home became even more urgent. That, combined with the fact that Hobbes began returning to the same location several times, was enough to convince Morrison and her team to try using a humane kennel to capture him. ...

Read about the happy ending at > STAR TRIBUNE

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Dog rescued after spending months lost outside in Minnesota's extreme cold - STRIB (Original Post) mzmolly Feb 2021 OP
Sadly, can't find out the happy ending. dhol82 Feb 2021 #1
He was lured into safety with hamburgers and bacon grease. BigmanPigman Feb 2021 #2
Nice that he is safe. dhol82 Feb 2021 #3
Probably running with coyotes is BigmanPigman Feb 2021 #4
He was relieved mzmolly Feb 2021 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author mzmolly Feb 2021 #8
Tough to be too good in -30 mzmolly Feb 2021 #5
He's doing great mzmolly Feb 2021 #7


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4. Probably running with coyotes is
Sat Feb 20, 2021, 01:35 AM
Feb 2021

just a fun new game for him but not a permanent activity. Brrrrrr.....


(51,277 posts)
6. He was relieved
Sat Feb 20, 2021, 01:44 AM
Feb 2021

to be reunited with his foster pups and family, from what I've heard. .. Tonight, he's warm, fed and safe and playing with a pile of canine friends.

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