Bird Rock woman a magnet for lost dogs

This golden retriever was found Tuesday and is happy at home again on Fern Glen. Photo: Lorri Sabban

By Kathy Day
Staff Writer

Bird Rock resident Lorri Sabban found another lost dog on Tuesday.

While that may not seem unusual, she’s found so many in recent weeks that her friend gave her a lead to carry with them on their morning walks.

This find — the fifth in about a month — was a golden retriever, she wrote in an e-mail.
“He darted out in front of my truck on Draper. No tags,” she wrote. “So, I took him to the local vet on Draper and they looked for a micro-chip. Nothing. Poor guy.”

Sabban, who used to have a black lab, said she knew the next step would be for an Animal Control officer to pick the pup up and take him to the shelter, where he would be held for two weeks to see if the owner claimed him. If not, he would be up for adoption. “I left the vet with such a heavy heart,” she added.

But her sadness was short-lived. At end of her walk a little later, an Animal Control officer drove by and asked us if anyone was looking for a lost golden.

“I told the lady that I had just found him,” she wrote. “Then, a car pulled up from behind and the driver said he had lost his golden. So the Animal Control lady followed him back to his house on Fern Glen. Happy Ending. Lucky dog! Lucky owner!”

The moral, she said, is that if a dog “goes missing, owners should know the best course of action is to call the local vets and then Animal Control.”

That — or live near Sabban. Her other finds included Paris, Buddy, Rocky and Cody — all found on Cardeno Street.

“I am genuinely just want to see a happy ending,” the mother of two said. “I wish dog owners would be more vigilant about putting ID tags on their dogs and getting them micro-chipped.”

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Posted by Kathy Day on Mar 22, 2011. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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