sorry to hear this
I keep a catch lead in my car - its one of the ones with a ring on the end
and no snap like the vets use to take an unleashed dog out back :-) slide
loop over head and dog is caught - if you work it right one hand can offer a
treat while the other slides the leash loop off your arm and over the dog's
in a pinch reversing your dog's lead and using the loop in the handle to
make a noose from it can work too.
my sympathies on the finger
> drove up, a very sociable muttdog came running up to see us. I could see
> had a collar with tags, so I thought I'd try to catch him and return him.
> nearby resident saw the dog running up to me, and he said he'd seen the
> around for 2 weeks, and offered the use of his phone if I caught the dog.
> Well, I was unable to catch this dog. I could get close enough to almost
> touch him, but then he would dance away. I got a grip on his collar, but
> grip wasn't secure and he twisted and ran, yanking my little finger
> and breaking it. Today I am home from work, waiting for a Dr appointment.
> And I don't think the dog is a true stray; he has fur like a golden
> retriever, and it was brushed out, untangled and glossy. That dog had not
> been sleeping outside for 2 weeks, he was too nicely kept. I am sure he
> a home, and either gets out or is let out to run. Oh well, better luck
> my next rescue attempt! jdoee and Staceydog