The Antelope Valley Press ran a front-page story on Sadie on Tuesday, March 11. Click the image or here for the article. Thank you to AV Press Managing Editor Chuck Bostwick for his enthusiastic support for this story. We hope to get enough donations to buy our own trap, so we can help others in the area in their rescue efforts!
Sadie stranded by the 14 Freeway
Many locals left food and water
Feeling scared and abandoned
For about six weeks, people have been trying to catch a dog that was living in the large median between the 14 Freeway and the Pearblossom South on ramp. We were all leaving food and water, but we just couldn't catch her, and she was at terrible risk of being hit on the freeway.
I left a sign on my food bucket to see if anyone would help me catch her. A wonderful dog-lover named Jon Mortimer (below at left) called and offered to help. He was prepared to do whatever it took to get her. I borrowed a huge coyote trap on Sunday (3/9), and Jon, I, and Damarius Cruz (with me, below) were prepared to stay all day if necessary. Well, within 10 minutes she was in the trap and heading to our house!
Our hero Jon Mortimer
Carolyn and Damarius Cruz-- we never give up
In her bed, scared but safe
We're calling her Sadie. The vet estimated she was two to three years old, with a purple tongue, Shar-Pei and possibly Lab. She's sweet, cuddly, and although still shy of strangers, super-affectionate with Susan and me. I had her walking on a leash by morning, and by afternoon she was bounding up to Susan wagging her tail, and literally prancing and jogging with us on leash. Here's the video of her when she was just learning to walk on leash.
Sadie was examined, vaccinated, and spayed Tuesday 3/11. Soon she'll be looking for her forever home. Let's get the word out; the adoption application is here or under the navigation tab Sadie the 14 Freeway Dog.
The Antelope Valley Press ran a front-page article about Sadie on March 11! You can read the article here or also under Sadie the 14 Freeway Dog. And Facebook is all lit up -- you can see some of the activity at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hope4AVAngels/. it's a really busy page, so you'll have to scroll down a bit, but when you get to our story, click on the link to see all the comments.