A little black chihuahua wandered into Bakersfield College in California. Several concerned individuals gave it food. Some even tried to catch it, but the dog was quick and agile.
The little dog seems hesitant with human contact. Soon people posted stories about the dog on social media. There was a growing concern that such a small dog could easily get hurt in the streets.
More people began to notice the dog on social media and made more posts regarding the dog’s whereabouts all over the neighborhood. For such a tiny animal, people reported sightings of the dog in a vast area.
People hope somebody could rescue the dog
A Safefurr Place is an animal rescue organization operating in California. Danny, a rescuer from A Safefurr Place, also saw the posts on social media. He went to Bakersfield College, hoping to lend a hand in saving the little chihuahua.
The Bakersfield Security willingly helped Danny locate the dog. Danny found the dog in a parking lot inside the campus. He opened a can of dog food to catch the attention of the dog. After getting its attention, Danny went closer and sat on an empty parking spot.
Danny placed some of the food and water on the concrete and laid down nearby, hoping the gesture would help put the dog at ease. But after drinking some water, the dog ran away. After a while, the dog returned.
Danny tried to hand-feed the dog. The dog did eat from Danny’s hand. Then Danny put a noose around the can of dog food. If the dog took a bite from the can, Danny could quickly secure the leash on the dog. But the dog went away without eating from the can.
Patience needed to capture the dog
The rescuer tried to get the dog again the next day and tried to use a trap. He left the cage with food inside as bait. He watched from a distance. Unfortunately, the dog would not come close to the trap.
Danny tried to use the leash again. This time, the dog felt comfortable enough to get closer to him. As the dog ate some food facing away, Danny quickly dropped the noose and caught the dog by its neck.
After several minutes, the dog calmed down, and Danny took it home with him. He named the dog BeeCee. Danny took BeeCee under his care until he could find a permanent home for the dog.
Special thanks to A Safefurr Place Animal Rescue via Youtube for the image used in the story.