In 2012, on a rainy night in Missouri it was a typical night at home. Around 10:00 p.m., I let Miley, our chocolate Labrador Retriever, out in the gated backyard before bedtime. Miley was one of our family dogs along with Shelby, our beagle; both dogs were rescues from local shelters. Miley was an amazing dog, great with kids and a perfect fit for our family! After about 10 minutes, I went to let her in, and she was not in the backyard. We searched the neighborhood for her, but unfortunately, we were unable to find her.
We were hoping she would return that night, otherwise, we were going to go out the next morning to keep looking for her. The next morning we called the local humane society to see if someone had turned Miley in. After I described Miley to them, they stated a dog of her description had been picked near a busy street, and she was not in good shape because she was hit by a vehicle.We asked to come see her, and the humane society suggested that would not be a good idea. Losing Miley was like losing a family member.
Since it was dark out, and Miley had dark fur, she would have hard to see. If we had a Safetydoggiecollar on her, the outcome may have been different!
We miss Miley!