Woman quits her job to search for her lost dog full-time

Must See 24/09/2019

If you're a dog owner, there is no doubt that you will have a lot of love for your furry, four-legged friend.

Most of us would be willing to do almost anything for our precious pups! But one woman from Washington in the United States has really outdone herself in proving the lengths she would go to for her dog.

After her beloved border collie, Katie, went walkabout while the pair were away on holiday, Carole was distraught. 

Katie was apparently spooked by a storm that had brewed and done the dash and due to being in unfamiliar territory, Katie got herself lost.

After a rather long-search, with no sign of her precious border collie, Carole ultimately called up her boss at a postal service and quit her job to dedicate her time to finding her dog.

Carole, and her husband Verne, both had a history in respective law enforcement careers, and cut no corners when it came to finding their dog.

As reported by The New York Times, Carole and Verne were out until 4am on the night Katie went missing; searching nearby neighbourhoods to no avail.

The couple then went on to make and distribute 500 flyers throughout the county, all while spreading word of Katie’s disappearance through social media. Despite failing to find hide nor hair of Katie, they never gave up hope.

As the days and weeks went by, Carole and Verne looked for Katie using innovative methods; trying game cameras and animal traps containing her favourite snack of cheese sticks.

Carole even began jogging and biking around local neighbourhoods, with the hope her sweat would alert Katie to her familiar presence. They also left t-shirts, bowls and blankets at strategic locations.

Finally, after a full 57 day search, Katie the border collie was found.

She had made her way to a town far away from the area she was lost in. A member of the public has seen the flyers distributed and the social media posts and saw a border collie that matched the exact descripton.

Poor Katie was in distress, had lost 6kgs and was severely dehydrated - but she was alive and so excited to be reunited with her parents after a traumatic 6 week search.

"I just bear-hugged her; I wasn’t going to let her go," Carole told a local newspaper.

"Tears were flying, we were screaming, everybody is high-fiving, hugging each other. People are stopping in their vehicles, getting out and hugging us. I think the whole neighborhood knew that we found her."