Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What I'm doing today...when I should be working. :o)

His name is Sean and he is/was a police recruit for the City of New Orleans. He was called into police HQ on Sunday morning and told he could not bring his dog, an 8-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Tessa (he's had since she was a 6-month-old puppy). He was forced to leave her at a buddies house on the second floor with his dog. He remembers calling Tessa upstairs. She must have known something was up and was very scared and he had to carry her upstairs. They couldn't find a drain-plug for the bathtub, so they shoved rags into the drain...thinking it would hold for the 3-4 days they thought it would take.

His colleagues were talking about missing family members, so Sean didn't say a word about his beloved dog, Tessa. For 8 days, he wondered. And then on Monday, Sean got a call...His buddy was able to get a boat over to his house and TESSA AND HIS PUPPY ARE STILL ALIVE!! He took them to police HQ. Today, his buddy's sister made it into New Orleans to get both dogs and take them to her home in Jackson, Miss. Sean's problem...he has no way to get Tessa down to Florida, where he was flown on Friday, after surviving near gunshots, no food, or water.

That's where I come in. I'll let you know how it goes. :o)

This is Tessa...
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***Update***
Tessa saw a vet and has a small paw injury and some minor illness from being in the water. Apparently the Coast Guard thought nobody was coming back for her, so they cut her loose. She's now on medication and should be ready to travel. Her transport is filled and she will be on the road to see Sean this weekend. I'll post pictures if I get them. :o)

Don't ya love a happy ending?

8 comments:

Julie said...

That's an awesome story!!!

Can you send me the address of that woman working Triage in Houston? Someone in Stillborn and Still Loved posted about wanting a place to send clothes, etc, and I was going to pass the address on if that was ok. You can email it to me if it's alright. (If you need my email address send me a message on my blog. Or if you want you can send it to my yahoo messanger)

Lorem ipsum said...

I'm so glad the dogs are safe. Do you get to drive them or do you dispatch people?

MB said...

Oh Gosh Catherine. I'm so anxious to hear how you did!

gabesmama said...

I am so eager to know how it goes. You have such a big heart!

Jill said...

You are an absolute legend! How wonderful to be able to do something so very kind when kindness is so desperately needed.

((Hugs)) - proud to know you:)

vixanne wigg said...

That is so wonderful!!!!!! And you are super great for helping.

Heather said...

What a wonderful story! Good job, Kate!

Lisa P. said...

Good job, whatever you did! (I am a little unclear as to what you do, but it's VERY good that you do it!)