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  • Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Finnish Spitz mix

    Published On: Jan 26 2015 03:22:14 PM CST
    Updated On: Jan 26 2015 05:37:15 PM CST
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    female dog found on west Chestnut Street

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, our featured lost dog is a breed you may not have heard of, but her look is  easy to recognize.

    "You're just a little fox!"

    This foxy little girl is actually a Finnish Spitz mix. Animal control picked up the one to two year old female in the 1800 block of west Chestnut Street.

    "She's in great condition, perfect! That's the condition I'd want to keep my pets in."

    Shelter assistant Rachel Colley says that perfect condition makes her believe the dog definitely has an owner, and in fact, she might live somewhere on the street where she was found. But so far, no one has called the shelter looking for her.

    "She's a very sweet girl, really well mannered. She's not used to being on a leash much, but she's learning really quickly. She's really smart."

    She already knows some basic commands and is remarkably calm for a dog this young.

    "She doesn't jump on you much and she's not loud at all."

    Except of course when she's playing guard dog. Unfortunately, though she appears very well taken care of and socialized, she wasn't found with this pink collar on and she had not tags or microchip.

    If you recognize today's featured dog, or have lost your own pet, call animal control at 417-833-3592. You can also visit animal control's website to see pictures of all the animals currently there and to fill out an online lost pet form.

    Another great resource is the Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page. Anyone can post a lost or found pet on there so be sure to like the page and share it with your friends.

  • Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Hound/Mastiff mix puppy

    Published On: Jan 19 2015 02:54:05 PM CST
    Updated On: Jan 19 2015 05:32:09 PM CST
    Leigh's Lost and Found pic of lost Hound/Mastiff mix puppy

    The six to eight month old is already neutered but has no collar or ID

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, he may be pretty big but he's still just a puppy. Animal control workers say they can tell someone has cared for the dog and spent some money on him.

    It's pretty obvious from his playfulness that the Hound/Mastiff mix still has a lot of puppy in him.

    "He's around six to eight months old, doesn't quite have all his adult canines in just yet. he's around 53 pounds, so he's going to get a bit bigger."

    But he won't be having puppies himself. Shelter assistant Rachel Colley says someone has owned this guy at some point since he's been neutered. He's also in very good shape and knows some commands.

    "Every time I go by his kennel I say sit and he'll sit right down for me and I'll give him a treat."

    A good samaritan found the puppy running loose in Springfield and brought him to the shelter. At this time of year, the shelter is seeing fewer found and stray dogs, likely because of the cold weather. Rachel says it gives them time to focus more attention and love on each individual dog.

    As for this dog, she says someone has focused a lot of attention on him already and he'll grow up to be an awesome pet.

    "He's got a lot of energy but he's also very smart. He can do really well with some training. He could be a really good dog if someone would give him the time."

    If you recognize today's featured dog or if you've lost a pet, call animal control at 417-833-3592. You can also visit their website to see pictures of all the animals currently there and to fill out an online lost pet form.

    Another great resource is the Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page. Anyone can post a lost or found animal on there so be sure to like the page and share it with your friends.

  • Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Husky mix with eye problems

    Published On: Jan 12 2015 03:40:11 PM CST
    Updated On: Jan 12 2015 05:21:55 PM CST

    KSPR's Leigh Moody introduces us to a lost husky in this week's Leigh's Lost and Found.

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, a lost dog that should be very easy to recognize. She's a beautiful Husky-Aussie mix that animal control says has a birth defect affecting her eyesight.

    The one year old pup isn't totally blind, but you can tell she has some issues with her ice blue eyes.

    "She has what looks to be a birth defect on her left eye, it's a little smaller."

    It hasn't affected her playfulness or personality though.  Shelter assistant Rachel Colley says a good samaritan found the dog wandering loose in Springfield and brought her to the shelter.

    "He said he'd had her for a couple of days and was trying to find the owner but had no luck."

    But Rachel believes the Husky-Aussie mix does have an owner somewhere. The dog is in good shape with a beautiful coat and clipped nails and she has a collar.

    "She did have on a pink nylon collar so we know someone has claimed her at one point"

    Rachel is urging all dog owners to keep a close eye on their pets during this cold snap.  It's not required that pets have to be kept inside but they do have to have permanent shelter and access to food and water at all times.

    "It can't be like a box or even a moveable kennel. It has to have walls, sides and a door for them to go in and out."

    If you recognize today's featured dog, or if you see an animal being kept outside without proper shelter, call animal control at 417-833-3592. You can also visit their website where you can see pics of all the animals currently there and fill out an online lost pet form.

    Another great resource is the Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page. Anyone can post an animal on there so be sure to like the page and share it with your friends.

  • Leigh's Lost and Found: Missing puggle found

    Published On: Dec 22 2014 04:30:51 PM CST
    Updated On: Jan 05 2015 02:58:18 PM CST

    He's a puggle, a beagle and a pug mix. And Animal control says it's apparent from the condition he was found. He's looking to be reunited with his family in time for Christmas.

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    Leigh's Lost and Found is featuring a toy breed that shows up at the shelter a lot more than you might think.   

    He's a puggle, a beagle and a pug mix.  And Animal control says it's apparent from the condition he was found.  He's looking to be reunited with his family in time for Christmas.

    "He's definitely a good weight, his coat is really soft and shiny and he's been fed well and has been on a good diet," said shelter assistant Rachel Colley.   

    He was also found with a blue nylon collar.  Animal control picked him up in the 2000 block of North Ramsay.  Shelter assistant Rachel Colley says the male juggle is about four to six-years-old and 26 pounds.  He also has a distinctive underbite and has been very well socialized with people. 

    "He definitely loves to be in your lap and he'll talk to you when you pet him," said Colley.

    If you recognize our featured juggle, or if you have lost a pet, call animal control at (417) 833-3592.