It has been almost 3 months since Eve ran off from my sister’s house.
Motchi san, who has been supporting my sister since then, returned to my sister’s house for the 2nd time. Last time when he tried to catch her, Eve looked so cautious of the atmosphere, which was a little different, and he decided not to catch her.
1st day, cautious looking Eve, maybe because of the cats eating her food, got annoyed and didn’t come back.
2nd day, Eve came back many times, however, she only observed the inside as again there were some cats eating her food!
Motch san never gave up this time. I stayed awake until mid night, but fell asleep.
I woke up to some messages, photos and videos sent by Motchi san & my sister. The first message I saw was at 1:50am, “Eve was caught safely!”.
For some reason, I started to think Eve will not return(sorry Motch san!). I thought Eve lost confidence with my sister as she is worried too much.
About 1 month ago posted Eve’s name tag and it arrived 2 days ago. (Due to COVID, the delivery was delayed!) I was in tears when I saw one of the photos of Eve wearing it.
Almost all day I was in tears…super kind hearted Motch san shampooed Eve, accompanied my sister to vet (Eve was fine although she lost 900g!), then trained my sister (not Eve!) how to walk Eve-this is so important and Motch san has a lot of knowledge.
Motch san’s guidance is double lead, shoulder/waist lead is a must, no harness.
With his experience of missing ex wild dogs, most of them run off when they hear a big noise and feel panicked, or see bicycle.
Motch san has been volunteering to look for missing ex wild dogs and provide walking training to the foster parents of ex wild dogs. His knowledge and passion to help them is so amazing. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and strong support all the way. He says “Not many people become foster parents of the ex wild dogs, I am doing this as a thank you to those who have decided to look after ex wild dogs.” I was in tears again. For the past 3 months, so many people showed their kindness, neighbours, who kept reporting when they saw Eve, other foster parents of rescue dogs, more than 100 people who shared Eve’s info on the social media when she went missing, we received many many encouraging words from our friends. Thank you 😊 .
I often feel frustrated with how the pets are treated in Japan, however, today, I feel so impressed to feel there are so many people who support pet’s happy life. I really wish there will be no wild dogs in Japan and all missing dogs will be reunited with their owners soon.
Two weeks have passed since Eve, ex wild and rescue dog ran away from my sister’s house in Gifu, Japan.
To date there have been so many people on the rescue pet related FB group, who shared our post. I think it is over 1,000 shares. We cannot help but feel the power of the social media and thank them so much for their useful advice.
Many people who connected via social media happen to live nearby, and neighbours have been supporting my sister.
My sister received many calls who saw Eve. However, sadly, Eve ran off whenever she saw my sister.
This week, my sister received a phone call from a gentleman (Mr. M) from Tokyo, who has been a great help to her since then. I also checked his instagram and feel impressed with his deep knowledge regarding wild dog behaviour.
For example, he shares his suggestions of the harness. It is so important for the ex wild dogs to have appropriate harness and collar when putting double lead & collar. He warns that most of the dogs who ran off had harnesses, so basically he doesn’t recommend putting a harness.
Based on his advice, food and security cameras were set up where my sister thinks Eve would be seen. Eve was seen in the camera the next day.
He says he is happily helping her until Eve returns. We in Australia, are feeling so helpless as we cannot do anything. We feel so thankful to him.
Here is a copy from M’s instagram. When shelters are giving away ex wold dogs, if these are made sure with the new owners, the number of the missing dogs would reduce. １. Tie them even in the house. 2. Double lead and double collar 3. Put one lead over the shoulder 4. Put pet gate in front of the house entrance to protect them from running off.