Updated Sat, 9/14 at 12:15pm
RUSTY DOING WELL BACK AT HOME
AFTER 10 DAYS LOST
A 7yo red fawn male Rusty (Emerald Rusty; he escaped a previous home in 2010
) escaped through an open gate from home near Elida St & N Randall Ave, Janesville Monday morning (Labor Day) September 2nd. Rusty wearing a red/black martingale without tags (tag collar had gotten wet; Rusty microchipped and tattooed).
Rusty was seen near and in a gravel pit about a mile from home the day of and day after his escape. He went unseen for about 7-1/2 days before likely being spotted in a residential neighborhood around sunrise and sunset for two more days. On the 11th day (Sep 12th), Rusty was seen a number of times, particularly as he ran about a mile down a four-lane avenue and before lying down to rest a couple times before being caught (smiling and wagging his tail) by his adopter.
All flyers appear to have been removed as of noon Saturday, September 14th.
for details of the hours leading up to Rusty's Thursday afternoon capture.
Please see the map
for a more detailed view of what occurred where.
Flyers were made available in PDF
formats. Many orange generic and custom flyers were posted, and lost dog business cards handed out.
We can't often enough acknowledge the positive difference greyhound people make for these dogs -- contributing at every stage of the adoption process, and in this case so quickly supporting hounds and their adopters in time of unexpected need. Thanks to everyone near and far.