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  • Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Jack Russell mix puppy

    Published On: Feb 23 2015 03:21:07 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 23 2015 05:33:26 PM CST
    Leigh's Lost and Found, lost Jack Russell mix puppy

    The four month old was found in the Walmart parking lot off Kansas Expressway

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, we're featuring a puppy that may have been on the road for quite some time, but it's pretty clear he got away from someone who cares for him.

    Like a typical puppy, the Jack Russell mix loves to chew and he loves a good game of tug of war. But Rachel Colley with animal control says he's not the typical weight of a dog his age, only about nine  pounds.

    "He's a little skinny, we'd like to see him fatter than this. You can see his ribs and his backbone but we don't know how long he's been on the road."

    Rachel says they do know the four month old intact male has an owner somewhere.

    "He did come in with this little blue plaid collar so somebody's been taking care of him."

    With tons of puppy energy, Rachel says he may have gotten away from his owner. Someone found him wandering in the Walmart parking lot off Kansas Expressway. Thankfully, that person brought him to animal control since Rachel says our recent bitterly cold and snowy weather is especially dangerous for puppies.

    "It's dangerous for even big adult dogs to be out in it all night. Especially with puppies, you want to keep track of them and know where they are at all times."

    If you recognize today's featured puppy or if you've lost a pet, call animal control at 417-833-3592. You can also visit animal control's website where you can see pictures 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 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: help get Bo Peep home!

    Published On: Feb 16 2015 03:14:37 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 16 2015 05:25:57 PM CST
    Leigh's Lost and Found, help get Bo Peep home!

    The Boston Terrier mix has a microchip but the info isn't current

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found, a lost dog that we actually know quite a lot of information about, but stil,l animal control is having a hard time finding her family and is hoping you can help.

    We don't often know the names of dogs picked up by animal control but we do know this little girl is Bo Peep, since she does have a microchip.

    "However her owner's info is not current. We called the number and even went by the address but there was nobody there."

    Shelter assistant Rachel Colley says officers picked up the one year old Boston Terrier mix last Monday in the 800 block of west Central.  She's a little too skinny and was wandering for a few days, but she also had a zebra print harness on, meaning someone cared for her at some point and she likely got away.
    Another clue?

    "She's also spayed. She's got a tattoo on her belly to show us that."

    Rachel says this sweet girl is a prime example of just how important it is to keep your microchip info up to date. Had it been in this case, this dog would already be home.

    "So many people think they can register a microchip and they're good to go. If you change your phone number like a lot of people do, keep it current. In case something does happen, we can get a hold of you.

    If you recognize Bo Peep or know where she belongs, call animal control at 417-833- 3592. You can also visit the shelter's website where you can see pictures 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 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 an unusual breed, a lost Pharaoh hound mix

    Published On: Feb 09 2015 03:54:23 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 09 2015 05:27:29 PM CST
    Leigh's Lost and Found, lost Pharaoh hound mix

    The five to seven year old male was found in the 600 block of south Fairway

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, you may not recognize the breed of our featured dog, but he came in to animal control with a very recognizable sign that he has a family somewhere.

    "He does have this very patriotic collar that he has on."

    His collar shows someone thinks this dog is a star, but majestic may actually be a better word to describe him based on his breed.

    "We have him listed as a Pharaoh hound mix. He's not quite as big as a typical Pharaoh but he does have the ears and face of one."

    Rachel Colley with animal control says someone found the five to seven year old intact male  in the 600 block of south Fairway and brought him to the shelter after they couldn't find an owner.

    He's very social and has lots of energy for a dog his age but Rachel says he may have been on the run for awhile, since he's skinnier than they like to see.

    "He could maybe put on a little bit more weight.  Right now you can see a little of his backbone. We like to be able to feel their ribs but not see them and you can almost see them right now."

    Other than that, Rachel says he's in good condition. Considering that, and the fact that someone put a collar on him, makes her sure someone is missing him somewhere.

    If you recognize today's featured dog or have lost your own 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, and thanks to the almost 23,000 fans of the page, pets are successfully being reunited every day, so be sure to like it and share it with your friends.

  • Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring an elderly Heeler/Border Collie mix

    Published On: Feb 02 2015 03:14:53 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 02 2015 05:20:40 PM CST
    Leigh's Lost and Found, featuring an elderly Heeler/Border Collie mix

    The male dog has tumors on him and was found in the 2000 block of east Cherry

    In today's Leigh's Lost and Found report, an especially urgent need to find the owners of our featured dog, an elderly dog that may have cancer and not much time left.

    "We have him listed as a senior, we don't know exactly how old he is."

    What animal control does know about this Heeler/Border Collie mix is that he's suffered  some kind of injuries in the past.

    "Both of his ears seem to have had some hematomas in the past. Rhey're healed up now and fine but he's got some cauliflower ears going on."

    The intact male also has a couple of tumors, including this one on his leg. The tumors could be cancerous and because of his advanced age, animal control is hoping to reunite him very quickly with his family.

    "Cancers like that are pretty common in older dogs and they can take a toll and come on pretty fast. Hopefully we can find his owners."

    Despite his age, Rachel Colley with animal control says he's in very good condition and was obviously cared for at one point. A good samaritan found him wandering a neighborhood for several days in the 2000 block of east Cherry and brought him to the shelter. Fortunately, if an owner isn't found, he'll go to a home that specializes in caring for elderly dogs.

    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 animal control's website where you can see pictures of all the animals currently there and you can 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 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.