The story from Lacy's guardian...
Just to give everyone a little background, we rescued Lacy for WIN in October from a mill in KS. Like many puppy mill
survivors, Lacy was badly matted, in need of vet care, and very un-socialized. So many things scared poor Lacy, but
we knew that with some love and patience, in time she would overcome the scars from the mill. Lacy was placed in a foster
home. However, one night, a door was left open, and Lacy seized the opportunity and bolted.
search for Lacy began immediately. Along with the foster family, their extended family, our friends and fellow rescuers, Pat
and Larry, Kent and I walked the area, placed posters, talked to anyone who we hoped might have seen her. We had 1 sighting,
within 24 hours of Lacy's disappearance, and then nothing. We entered each new day with the hope we'd hear from someone who
saw her, but that hope quickly vanished and a deep anguish and fear took its place. We were so worried. How could poor Lacy
survive out there? She was not a ‘street savvy' dog. After all, she was locked up in a cage all her life, not allowed
any experiences outside her 2x2 cell. And this is Nebraska in late November, when temperatures are falling well below freezing.
Then, a ray of hope. Our friends within WIN suggested Karin Tarqwyn, the canine
investigator, and missing dog expert. How WIN came to know of Karin is a heartbreaking story. Little Macy had been in a situation
much like Lacy, just recently. Macy was lost in TX, and despite best efforts, her story ended tragically, before we knew of
Karin. Ray and Karen, best foster family in all of TX, if not in the nation, reached out to Karin.
By then, it was too late for Macy, but they did this in case this ever happened again. And when it happened
with Lacy. We really didn't know what to expect at first. But after talking to Karin for over an hour, it was clear to me
that she not only had the expertise, but also much passion and commitment for finding dogs gone missing.
I was prepared for the search. What I wasn't prepared for, was the experience of working with Karin's
Canine investigators. Cade, Dodger, Twist, and Paco, I'll never forget them.
to all of you who have been thinking of Lacy and supporting our search for her. She is safe now, and we owe it all to Karin,
Cade, Twist, Dodger, and Paco. If anyone is ever in the position of looking for a lost dog, keep Karin's info handy. I would
wholeheartedly recommend this amazing team.
And little Macy, rest in peace. Your
life was cut way too short, but by bringing us to Karin, you have helped save Lacy. Alma Knoll