Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love, ingenuity and a lost dog.


This morning, I found a post on my facebook wall about a dog named Nacho.






He's 10, diabetic, requires medication and a special diet, has a shaved left leg from a recent operation and has been missing since 27th January.

His home is in Sydenham, Sydney which may be a long, long way away from where you're reading this. But I do believe in 6 degrees of separation and who knows who you may know, even if you're across the big pond.

The owners, Nathalie and Shaun, have created a facebook page so that they can keep friends and helpful strangers updated on Nacho sightings and what's being done to find him.

Nacho was last seen on Saturday morning, 3 long days ago, at the corner of Victoria Road and Sydenham Road.



I've read the ordeal of their last 11 days and am amazed at how much is being done to find him. This couple aren't just sticking a few posters on some lamp posts. Nacho is obviously very much loved and sorely missed. His medical condition makes it imperative that he be found quickly.   

If you're reading this, please consider sharing their facebook page or otherwise contacting anyone you might know who lives, works, walks or drives through this area. It might take a few minutes, but it'll mean the world to at least 2 people and 1 dog.

Importantly, add Nathalie and Shaun's numbers to your mobile phone contacts right now! so you can call them the instant you spot Nacho.

I think you must agree, it's high time for this old boy to go home.


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And while we're on the subject -

* Some very sensible thoughts on how you can keep A NEW DOG from getting lost, from a lady who has a lot of experience in helping to find them :)

* And here is a site that has a lot of interesting information, ranging from lost dog behaviour to what you should do when you find a lost/straying dog.

20 comments:

houndstooth said...

Hopefully, we're much too far away to spot Nacho, or else she managed to get her paws on a plane ticket. We did share it on Twitter, though, and we hope that soon Nacho is at home!

Bunny

sagechronicles said...

OMD, I sure hope Nacho finds his way home. What a scary time for his humans. I can't imagine what they are going through...it must be terrible.

georgia little pea said...

Thanks Bunny's mum! I don't tweet or FB too much, so am grateful for your help, from however far away :)

Jean said...

Here's hoping a happy ending, and soon, for Nacho. Thanks for linking to my article, GLP, - sadly, another newly homed sheltie is missing in my area tonight. It never ends.
It is so good to hear of Nathalie's and Shaun's dedication to finding Nacho. So many people seem to think that a few posters in the area where the dog went missing is sufficient. It just ain't so. And so many people give up waaaay too soon - yet many missing dogs are found two weeks, three weeks, even months after going missing. I can't help search from here, but my thoughts and prayers are with Nacho and his humans.

Swati said...

Aw. I hope he's found soon, given his medical condition. I've deactivated my facebook account recently, but I'm going to email this to my friends in and around Sydney. Let's hope this story has a happy ending.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I've shared on FB. Poor Nacho and his owners. I hope he is found quickly. The only thing worse than having a lost dog would be having a lost, old, sick dog:(

georgia little pea said...

Thanks Swati and Sue :)

Jean - Nacho's owners seem to be doing every possible thing to find their dog, which is really inspiring. I would never have thought of such social media publicity. Given his medical condition, I don't know if Nacho has months unfortunately. Good luck with your lost Sheltie! You're right, it never ends.

What Remains Now said...

I hope Nacho is found and soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Have sent to friends in Marrickville who also have a dog.
Allegra xx 

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Hope NACHO finds his way back to home. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Peggy Frezon said...

You're doing a great job helping to spread the word and as you say, who knows who may see it who can help. I hope Nacho gets home asap.

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

So nice of you to help in that effort. Losing a dog is so scary, but I've been involved in the searches for several who have been found after weeks--so there is hope (lots of it)!

Helen P. said...

Wow. That smile is amazing. I hope they find him soon. I always keep an eye out for wandering animals in my area. Too bad it is in Denver and not Australia.

Kristine said...

Thanks for the links. I used to see stray dogs wandering all the time on my morning walks. Since our local Animal Services doesn't operate until after 8 am calling them at six am is no use. If the dog has a collar with an ID tag it's a simple thing to call the owner, but most of them don't. I never know how to handle it.

I hope Nacho is returned home safely soon! Every time I hear a story about a missing dog my heart stops. It could happen to anyone at anytime and it's so frightening.

Pup Fan said...

I hope Nacho is found!

georgia little pea said...

In case anyone wants to follow Nacho's story, click on their Facebook link for the latest updates. There was a hopeful moment yesterday but nothing. They apparently found some other lost dog though :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

I hope that Nacho finds his home too soon! What a scary time to his owners...

Friko said...

Ah, that's sad.
I hope the old boy will be found soon.
Unfortunately, I can't help but that's a brilliant idea, using the web to find a lost dog.

yuki and rocket said...

Oh, this is so sad. I hope they find Nacho very soon. You can tell how much his owners love him so. I don't know what I'd ever do if my pups got lost.

Anny said...

Sure hope they find Nacho already... he will be needing his meds. Poor guy.