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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:05 am 
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Updated Sat, 9/14 at 12:15pm


RUSTY DOING WELL BACK AT HOME AFTER 10 DAYS LOST


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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.

Click here 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 and JPG 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.

Rich McVicar
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Oh nooo...Come home Rusty boy. Praying for a safe and quick return.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Oh no this is Lucies brother. :( Lucie help him find his way back home.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:55 pm 
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First post updated; we're about an hour behind Rusty.

A big thanks to many folks who came running despite a busy holiday: Lisa A, Laurel L, Rebecca & Jim L, Jessica & Joe L, Justin & Lauren B, Phyllis S, Mat & Carrie N, David V & Allyson P, Christine M and Barb & Mike K.

We're off to a good, safe start and will stick with it...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:35 pm 
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FLYERING

Here's some briefing material we would ask that all persons flyering review:

Our task is to bring Rusty home without injury to any person or animal, or damage to any property.

Please:
* work safely, cooperate with the greyhound’s owners, and respect private property.
* remember that volunteers are not extremely likely to see Rusty ourselves, so we need to post flyers so when someone else sees her, s/he knows where to call.
* work with a buddy whenever possible, watching each other's back for traffic or other hazards.
* wear appropriate clothing - safe footwear, bright outerwear, etc.
* bring a squawker, leash and collar set, tape, scissors, staple gun, blanket and phone. Have a list of phone numbers, maps and other reference information.
* understand that another greyhound might help attract Rusty once he's located -- but risks of having additional dogs in the field might outweigh the benefits. If you bring a dog, please take special care of it with the weather, car travel, etc.
* make a flyer visible in your vehicle window wherever it doesn't block vision; this will help other volunteers and public recognize your connection with this project.
* post flyers where they are easily visible to stopped or slow-moving traffic, or pedestrians.
* protect flyers from weather with a plastic page protector placed upside-down so the opening is at the bottom.
* staple all four corners of the flyer to wooden utility poles, or tape to concrete or bare-metal poles in the right-of way. Use cardboard or otherwise fasten flyers so they remain readable and do not flap in the wind. DO NOT TAPE FLYERS TO ANY PAINTED SURFACE, OR POST FLYERS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT OWNER PERMISSION. If you secure permission and post somewhere private, please let me know so we can add it to the notification list and check off its removal later).
* use a mallet to drive a wooden stake somewhere we need a flyer but can't otherwise efficiently post one.
* place flyers in newspaper boxes, bending or folding as necessary to limit them blowing out and away.
* DO NOT PLACE FLYERS IN OR ATTACH THEM IN ANY WAY TO A U.S. POSTAL MAILBOX.
* DO NOT TRESSPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. We can and do coordinate with landowners as necessary to access private locations we need to get into.
* give business cards with the lost dog number to anyone personally contacted. Please thank all persons contacted, and assure them that all flyers will be removed.
* call the number on the flyer if you see the greyhound, if you see an unsafe situation, or you have anything else to report.
* if you see Rusty, go ahead and secure him if he approaches. If Rusty won't approach, do not chase him. Please: watch for danger, hold a perimeter, and call the hotline so we can get a family member to respond. Responding volunteers may be asked to dial into a conference call to coordinate efforts if wider-area communications are needed.

Thanks to all those working to bring Rusty home.

Rich


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Rich

Please give me a call if there's a need for more flyering in a certain area or anything else at all.

Hoping for Rusty's quick return home!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:18 am 
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Hope you find him...come home Rusty ...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:54 am 
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(PS — The homepage slider image about Rusty is linking to the forum conversation that is about Chase the lost Greyhound. It doesn't come to this conversation.)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:30 am 
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Fixed the link on the Slide. Thank you for catching that, Lauren.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:36 am 
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Did the guy from Sand and Gravel indicate that the area is fenced? it's a large area, and I believe a good share of it is. Keeping my eyes out and scouring the area several times during the day....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:21 pm 
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First post updated. Rusty remains at large, having been seen most recently mid Tuesday morning.

Thanks to many who came by to see what could be done in Janesville today; Nanci was of course right there, family Chris, Bob & Phyllis A; GPA-WI friends Christine M, Barb K, Mary W, Carrie N, Dave F, Justin B and David V -- and those are just the folks I know of. The flyers look good, and there's not a lot to do at the moment -- but your time and concern is most appreciated.

Rich

(p.s. Regarding Dave F's note about the fence; the quarry is not completely fenced -- we certainly dreamed of swinging closed big gate the first time we arrived in hopes that Rusty was inside, though.)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:42 pm 
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I can try to come out tomorrow. Send me a message and let me know where you need me to be. I'm free for a while during the morning.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:33 am 
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First post updated. Nothing to report other than a possum being seen through our electronic monitoring.

David V and Mary W have been in the area already, and we continue to figure Benton Ave is about the only place that might benefit from anyone watching. Walking on city paths to the east of the quarry is an option for anyone wanting to do that -- but we're in much of a waiting mode at the moment. Thanks, Jonah, and others willing to come down; you can probably hold off at this time.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:44 am 
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Do we have a picture of Rusty anywhere? I know we all know what a red fawn greyhound looks like, but others may not.

Thanks!

Rebecca, Jim, Boogie, and Diva LeMire


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:59 am 
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Hi Rebecca,

Here's a shot from greyhound-data; I will add it to the first post: http://greyhound-data.com/d?showpic=1446740

Thanks,

Rich


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