>That said, I just have to add that personally, my BIGGEST fear,
>besides them getting killed by a car or something, is for my dog or
>cats, if ever lost, to be turned over to a shelter!
behaved Springer Spaniel. I placed an ad in the paper and also contacted all
the shelters in the area to let them know I found her and if anyone called to
have them call me. After a week or so I gave the dog to a friend who adopted
her and gave her a wonderful home for life (complete with kids and swimming
pool). A week or so after my friend had the dog, one of the shelters called me
to say that "I think we have your dog here". Nice of them to call, but they
got the story backawards!