Mistaken For Coyote, Dog Released Into Wild

July 26th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
dog1July 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Copper, an American Kennel Club-registered pet dog of Lori Goodlett was released into the wild after the Frankfort Humane Society shelter mistook her for a coyote. Copper, the female Sheba Inu was playing in the Lori Goodlett’s fenced in backyard on July 3, 2010 and then suddenly disappeared. The owner, however, put up posters to find the missing dog and then a Police Officer recognized Copper as the dog he had taken to the shelter.

Frankton police, Major Fred Dreaton said that approximately an hour or so after he dropped Copper in the shelter an official from the Frankfort Humane Society called and told the police that the officer would have to return and get the animal as coyote’s were not allowed there. However, the human society after discussing with a wildlife expert turned Copper loose behind home improvement store. John Forbes, the Human Society board chairman said that he agreed the decision as he felt if their manager assessed the animal to be a coyote then it was against the law for it to be at the shelter.

The owner, Lori Goodlett was however perplexed to see how her dog was misidentified. She said that the 11 year old dog was young and looked like a fox with “her pointy ears and red coloring” but no one has ever mistaken the dog for a coyote! Lori Goodlett also said that Copper is a member of her family and hopeful that the missing dog will be found soon. The police is also helping the owner to search for the missing dog.

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