A young boy was getting back into his family’s car at Bass Pro when he noticed a white dog roaming around the parking lot. He didn’t know it at the time, but the dog had been the subject of an intense six-week-long search. No one was able to catch her, but this boy offered her a bite of her cheeseburger, and she hopped right into the car!
East Ridge Animal Services of Tennessee had been trying to catch this elusive lady for well over a month, but she wouldn’t let even a hungry stomach be her undoing. Andrea Dillard said they had received over 50 calls about her since June. She seemed to like the Bass Pro area, but despite numerous trips there, shelter volunteers had never seen her.
Only once was someone able to capture a photo of her, and that’s as close as they got. She wouldn’t be coaxed or caught in a trap with tempting foods like roasted chicken.
“We tried treats. We tried calling her. We tried chasing her, all to no avail. She would run if she saw one of our trucks. We set a trap for her. She almost went in once and a loud truck scared her. We begged the public to stop calling us All. Day. Every. Day,” they posted on Facebook.
“We were explaining with every call that we knew she was there. We knew she might get hit. We knew she was skinny. We were doing all that we could. We hung a ham in the trap. She would bark at the ham but never go in.”
After exhausting every method they could think of, frustrated staff began to lose hope. The only thing they hadn’t tried, it seemed, was a child.