5/15/11 An Email from a Citizen:
I’d like to share our wonderful experience with Officer Strong and 3 other members of your team. The professionalism and care and concern for the dog’s well being and comfort were amazing. Despite your limited staffing and heavy demands, the thorough attention and follow up phone calls – especially today’s (Sunday morning) call from Officer Strong with news of the dog being reunited with the owners – were outstanding.
The Story of the Dog Under Their Porch
Cleo was adopted from the East Bay SPCA one year and two days ago. She had just begun settling into her new home near Skyline and bonding with her new human companions when something spooked her and she took off. Her family searched and searched for her. They even put out items of their son’s clothing -hoping the scent would bring her back. No sign of her.
Oakland Animal Services’ received a call of a stray dog near Broadway. We put out a dog trap and we were called when a dog was caught. It was Cleo! Animal Control Officers Pan and Ayala coaxed Cleo out of the trap and got her onto a leash. They were suprised to learn she had a microchip when they scanned her. They called the owners who couldn’t believe she had been found. It was exactly one year ago today that she disappeared. Once again, this story reminds us of the power of the microchip!