Puppies are usually trained to do toilet training in the morning after they have eaten their breakfast. They will be allowed to go out of the house, do their “thing,” and go back inside once they’re done.
In North Scottsdale, Arizona, an 11-pound pup was snatched by an owl while she was in the yard doing her morning exercise and toilet training.
A Puppy Named Latte
Bonnie Zigler, Latte’s foster mom, let her and her other siblings out of the backyard to get some sun and their daily exercise. Latte and her siblings were from Foothills Animal Rescue. They were presently fostered to prepare them for their future adopters.
Bonnie was also there in the backyard to supervise the four playful pups. However, the pups went to one corner of the backyard, which was out of her sight. When she called the dogs to go inside the house, Latte didn’t respond.
Bonnie didn’t waste time looking for Latte. She asked her neighbors to help her look for the pup. They even used the Nextdoor app to spread the news about the missing pup in their community.
Twelve hours later, Bonnie received a call that Latte was found at Troon Golf Club. She was weak and lying under a tree. Bonnie immediately brought Latte to the veterinarian for assessment. It was found out that the pup was dehydrated and had talon punctures on the neck and skull.
Doctors assumed that the 12-week pup was carried by an owl which was not an unusual occurrence in Arizona. They also assumed that Latte’s weight and fur helped her survive being the prey. Latte spent a weekend at the clinic and continued her recovery at Bonnie’s home.
Thankfully, Latte is recovering well from the harrowing incident! A lot of people have already sent their intentions of adopting Latte after her recovery.
A month after her injury, Latte was formally adopted and was now living in Durango, Colorado. Her adoptive family also changed her name to Reba.
We’re happy for you, Reba!
Photos courtesy of Foothills Animal Rescue via Facebook
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