So I have momentarily become a 2 Corgi household after a neighbour turned up on my doorstep with a stray Corgi she found. Seems as if my house has become 'the Corgi house' in the neighbourhood. It was a smart move on her part- I do tend to 'note' the Corgis in the area, as Corgi owners do.

 

This Corgi seems to be a bit older than Potus. It (I haven't checked to see if its a boy or a girl) has a docked tail which, as docking is illegal here, suggests it must be 5 or over, and its in a bit of a poor condition. It has a collar, but no ID tags. The fur around its collar is short- looks worn down, and its nose looks scratched up. I'm not sure if its been running loose for awhile but it looks like it. The RSPCA is closed until 10am and animal control told us we had to call them so, as the lady who found it has to go to work, we took it in. I have had to put it outside in Potus' old exercise pen as its not very clean and I don't want to have it in the house (I feel so bad leaving it outside as its a bit cold- thank god for Corgi's double coats- but I don't want to have to clean everything in the house if it does happen to have fleas or something else causing its fur condition, plus its dirtiness- I'd give it a bath if I could). I've fed it, given it Potus's spare water bowl, and put some towels down. Potus has been whining his head off as he wants to go outside to see it but he scares the poor thing with his bounding and pushing the exercise pen walls. So he's stuck inside. My Mum drove around the neighbourhood to see if anybody was searching for a dog, but found no one. We've left word at the local milk bar, and rang the local radio station, plus I've put a post up on a local buy/sell group on Facebook in case someone knows who's missing a docked Corgi (they're not that common here). Now I just have to wait until the RSPCA opens at 10am. I wish time would hurry up as I want the poor thing to be in a nice warm place, and to be checked out.

 

Fingers crossed its owner comes forward.

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Comment by Potus on May 19, 2011 at 1:37am
So an update, the lady from animal control who picked him up called this afternoon to let me know he had been picked up by his owner- an elderly gentleman. He was registered but just didn't have his tags on. I can sleep happy knowing he has gone home safe and sound.
Comment by Ellen Andersen on May 18, 2011 at 8:41pm
Fingers, paws, feathers, and scales all crossed.
Comment by Potus on May 18, 2011 at 8:27pm
Turns out it was a desexed boy, so as the ranger said- someone loves it. Its gone to the RSPCA shelter so everybody cross their fingers the owner comes forward.
Comment by Beth on May 18, 2011 at 8:13pm
Aww, thanks for taking it in.
Comment by Potus on May 18, 2011 at 8:05pm
I've rung the RSPCA and the local wranger is coming to pick it up. I feel sorry for the poor thing,it just wants some love and affection.
Comment by Ellen Andersen on May 18, 2011 at 7:53pm
Poor lil' critter!  Thank you so much for keeping the fursoul safe!
Comment by Gail and Ashton on May 18, 2011 at 7:42pm
Oh poor baby! I am sad this little one is lost but am happy to know he/she has found a safe and loving place for the meantime. Best of luck helping him/her back home! <3
Comment by Jane Christensen on May 18, 2011 at 7:03pm
Thanks for helping a corgi-in-need! Hopefully something good will happen to him/her! keep us updated please!

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