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.