A SUSPICIOUS SIBERIAN SNEAKS INTO THE STORE
Siberian Huskies are known for wanting to be the center of attention at all times. Sometimes this means becoming a petty thief to steal the attention they seem to crave. This husky caught on video stealing a loaf of bread is now famous.
Meet the Siberian Husky that the internet is calling “The Bread Bandit.” It happened on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at approximately 9:30 in the evening.
This Siberian Husky wandered alone into a Shaffer, California Dollar General store. One employee, Abby Lopez, noticed that the Husky appeared to be quite friendly and was curiously looking around. No one was alarmed. Yet.
THE BREAD BANDIT MAKES HER FIRST APPEARANCE
A few minutes later, the dog grabbed a loaf of Wonder Bread from the shelf and made a mad dash towards the exit. Steven, another employee, wrestled with the Siberian Husky in the doorway of the store.
The Husky managed to escape after he tore a portion of the bag out of Steven’s hand and ran off. The Dollar General store security camera caught the shoplifting act on tape. Check out the video below.
CANINE BONNIE AND CLYDE
Later on that evening, the Husky must have decided that shoplifting was a lot of fun. So, she made her way back to the Dollar store. This time, the female dog brought a male accomplice with her; another Husky!
The Shaffer Police Department and The Shaffer Animal Control were contacted. Nick Riddick, manager of Shaffer Animal Control, said neither Husky had identification tags.
The male Husky was apprehended at the store, and the female Husky was found a block away. Both were brought back to the shelter.
According to Shaffer Animal Control, the male Husky accomplice was claimed by its owners. The female bread bandit was being certified for adoption. Her Wonder Bread shoplifting made the pages of People Magazine, so we’re confident she found a good home!
What is the difference between a pound, an animal shelter and a breed rescue center?
While there are some similarities in all three of these facilities, there are some differences as well.
A pound is most often run by a local government. Furthermore, it is where animals are brought in as strays or when removed from their owners due to neglect.
Occasionally, an owner will surrender an animal. They are limited in funds and can only keep animals for a short period of time.
Animal shelters may be community-based or funded by local charities and are more likely to be “No Kill shelters”. This means the length of time there does not determine their life span.
They only euthanize an animal if there is a medical necessity to do so. They are run, in large part, by volunteers. Most often, owners surrender animals here but occasionally a stray is brought in by a community member. This is because they wish the animal to find a home rather than run homeless.
Breed Rescue Centers
Breed Rescue Centers are most often dedicated to either one breed or, perhaps, to a Group such as Giant Breeds. One such example is Lucky Farms Animal Rescue in Gallatin, Tennessee.
They provide foster homes for giant breed dogs until they can be adopted. You can learn more about them and their dog adoption services at luckyfarmsanimalrescue.org.
Drago is a Mastiff who was fostered and, finally, adopted by our daughter and her family.
Drago is now a full fledged member of the family! However, he has to share the limelight with Bella; who, although tiny, is mighty. Bella rules the roost!
If there is trouble between them, you can bet your bottom dollar that she instigated it. Just one look at her, and your heart melts. You simply cannot get too upset with her when she gives you “that look”.
Are you interested in learning more about providing a foster home for a dog needing adoption?
We will have an in-depth article dedicated to this topic in the future, but for now here a few facts.
Are you qualified to provide a foster home for a dog? First of all, you must be over 18 and have the time, space, and physical ability to do so. You must have a means of transportation to get the dog to a vet if need be.
Can you afford to own a dog? Have you read this article on this topic?https://happymutt.org/can-you-afford-to-own-a-dog/
There Is More You Need to Know
In addition to knowing what breeds fit your family best, you need to evaluate the organizations as well. They must be reputable and above board as well.
Each organization has its own set of regulations and the application process can be quite lengthy. After all, they are trusting you with a precious life and, often, one that has not been treated so well in the past.
They do not want to take any chances of a dog they entrust with you not being treated well. They may require references and that you attend a training class.
While all dogs will have the same, basic needs to be met, some will have special needs as well. During the first week or so, your time requirements may be greater while they settle in.
Keep in mind who is in the household, both people and other pets. This is especially important if small children are involved and the foster dog has had no (or poor) experience with them.
Be honest with the organization about your experience with dogs. They can help you make a better match if they understand your strengths and weaknesses in this area. They want you to succeed!
Not Everybody Is In The Situation To Care For A Dog
I congratulate any of you wishing to provide a foster home to a homeless dog. Whether a stray or a well-loved dog who, through no fault of their owners, are in need of your tender, loving care.
Sometimes very loving owners no longer have the ability to provide for there dogs. Sadly, they must find them new families to love and care for them. Kudos to you for being there for them.
Some people foster several dogs, either separately or at once. Some only foster one and fall in love with them. Adoption is often the outcome but it is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Whether you adopt or foster them until a forever home is available for them, both of your lives will be enriched.
If you like stories and videos featuring Huskies, you will love this one. https://happymutt.org/millie-gives-her-little-brother-a-wake-up-call/
Non-Husky Photos courtesy of my photo album.
Credits: Inside Edition YouTube