Staff and volunteers of the Elmbrook Humane Society will be blogging about what's going on at the society, as well as other observations about life in Wisconsin.
The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. EBHS services the city of Brookfield, the villages of Butler, Chenequa, Elm Grove and Nashotah, and the towns of Brookfield and Delafield. EBHS shelters unwanted pets and strays, and rescues injured domestic animals and wildlife, provides resources for individuals with companion animals and provides Humane Education to schools and civic groups.
Visit our web site at www.EBHS.org.
Lady or "Lucky Lady" as we call her at Elmbrook is one lucky and loved little pooch who was reunited with her owner today after 3 days on the run! Lucky jumped out the window of her owner's parked car on Saturday near 150th/Capitol. Her owner, Dan, left her for a short time with the windows cracked. He was devastated when he returned to find his loving companion of 9 years gone! He immediately called area shelters and looked everywhere for Lucky but no leads turned up and they only had one sighting in the 36 hours since she went missing! Today, after 3 days on the run, the dog's luck began to change! Almost 10 miles from where she disappeared, a kind local Brookfield resident, saw Lucky and she jumped right into his car. Although Lucky wasn't wearing a collar, he immediately called Elmbrook Humane Society and our staff quickly went to work searching lost dog reports trying to make a match to locate Lucky's owner. Within minutes we were on the phone to Lucky's owner and through tears he confirmed that this indeed sounded like it was his dog. Lucky was afraid upon arrival at the shelter and had a few wounds that staff cleaned up but otherwise was in good condition overall. When her owner arrived, it was a tearful reunion and Lucky immediately perked up and her tail was up and wagging nonstop! The kind citizen that helped Lucky was also contacted as Lucky's owner wanted to thank him personally! The man who helped Lucky said he did so because he too has a dog and hoped that someone would do the same for him if his dog was ever lost!
Statistics show that only about 15% of shelter dogs are ever returned to their owners. Thanks to the efforts of Lucky's owner when she was lost, the kind citizen that stopped to help Lucky and the staff at Elmbrook, this story has a very happy ending!