This week's Pet of the Week features an adorable duo of canines: Ruthie and Stanley, who gave rescuers a serious run for their money before finally being caught and brought to safety.
Wandering the Breakwater Road area of Mattituck, Ruthie and Stanley were not easy to catch. staff and fellow rescuers eventually had to try to use a humane trap.
Ruthie, the braver of the two, was caught safely the first night — but of course no one was planning on leaving Stanley behind. So Gabby Glantzman, office manager of the Town of Southold Animal Shelter, took Ruthie back to the area figuring Stanley would be there anticipating her return, and sure enough he was there waiting.
With Ruthie on a leash, Glantzman walked her close enough so that Stanley knew Ruthie was alright, but not too close as to scare him off again. Glantzman then proceeded back towards the trap that was more than a half mile away. Slowly but surely, Stanley followed directly behind Ruthie the entire time. Keeping cautious and steady, Glantzman guided them to the trap and Stanley finally went inside.
Now safe and off the streets, these two incredibly sweet 1 and 1/2 year-old dogs are waiting for their forever home — together.
A Note from Our Shelter Director, Gillian Wood Pultz
While families are strongly encouraged to come down to the Southold Animal Shelter and adopt their newest family member during the holidays, the shelter does not adopt out pets as gifts.
If you're interested in giving the gift of adoption this holiday season, there is an adoption gift package that includes a card saying the fee has been paid, but this still requires the potential adopting family to come down to the shelter and complete the regular adoption process. Thank you for your cooperation and have a Happy Holiday!