Did I do a super dumb thing??

@sallypup (21757)
Moses Lake, Washington
November 17, 2016 10:37am CST
There's been a disabled old station wagon sitting on the busy road that I drive on every morning. Driving home this morning I spotted a black Lab dog very very close to the road, nosing around. Cars veered around it. I couldn't stand the thought of Chubby getting hurt. I pulled over and Chubs trotted over and into my car- him or her with a purple collar. Once I got home I called the sheriff's department. Its legal for dogs to run at large in the county. No one will come pick the dog up. It probably lives around that station wagon. So.... trapped pooch in my car so that he or she does not get into a fight with my kids. Take him or her to the dog pound? Let him or her back out onto that road or near a driveway? Silly me just could not stand the sight of the pooch near the road. Just could not.
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@paigea (21188)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
Too bad the collar didn't have a phone number. I don't know what I would do either
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• United States
17 Nov 16
@sallypup He/She had a collar but no number? :(
@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@paigea @infatuatedbby Just a little gray metal thingy on the collar but no phone no.
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• United States
17 Nov 16
@sallypup Darn! Did the collar have a name of the dog? Maybe the # faded
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Nov 16
nope, you gotta do what you gotta do, cant leave a dog like that
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt I feel bad but I drove him back and left him in a long driveway near that station wagon. I hope when I drive past there tonight I do not see him on the road, hurt and all. I can't leave him in my car and I can't let him get involved with our two dogs.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Nov 16
@sallypup county animal control?
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt I wish. Its free range for dogs in this county.
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@CRK109 (14355)
• United States
17 Nov 16
I would make sure to find a no-kill place to bring the dog in hopes they can find him/her a new home. I would have done the same thing under those circumstances and would never call you dumb!
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@CRK109 Thanks. The pocket of the world that I live in is quite backward when it comes to caring for fur persons.
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@CRK109 (14355)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@sallypup it only takes one kind individual to begin a change for the better!
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@CRK109 You are so right. If I had 10 thou lying around I would create a decent place for our animal shelter's cats. Poor babies.
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• United States
17 Nov 16
The other day I had come across this situation except not on a busy road. My discussion title says: Lost Dog - What would you do? http://www.mylot.com/post/2999634/lost-dog-what-would-you-do Many said: Call Humane Society Bring to the Pound/Vet (see if the dog is chipped) Post flyers Post on websites saying Found Dog or search if the dog may be posted Personally for me I have no dog experience but it seems like the dog that I saw lost the other day has been reunited as there were no lost or found flyers in the neighborhood.
Pulling into the garage, we saw a white poodle dog breed roaming the neighborhood - the dog had no collar and was walking very calming on the sidewalk, not even...
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
Our animal shelter does not open until noon.
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• United States
17 Nov 16
@sallypup 2.5 more hours Any nearby Vets?
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby I'm ten miles out in the country. I did it. I took him to a long driveway near the station wagon and let him out. I felt like a creep but I hope he is back where he belongs.
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@Corbin5 (81345)
• United States
17 Nov 16
That is a tough one. We have no-kill shelters here, so that is where I would take him. Finding the owner is going would be quite a task. Wonder if he has a chip implanted to aid in finding the owner?
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@sallypup (21757)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov 16
@Corbin5 I don't know. I may take him to a long driveway and let him out.
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@Corbin5 (81345)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@sallypup Hopefully, he will find his way home.
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@Jackalyn (6677)
• Oxford, England
17 Nov 16
Can you keep it and put up notices.if the dog is well kept and fed then someone will claim it. You could check if it is microchipped?
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Nov 16
His people will look for him at the pound I would think, if they want him back.
@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 16
Does that mean you now have yourself a dog?