Here is some more info….Please contact BRAT if you have any info and they can get you in touch with the woman who is housing her.
Hi to all -
I was contacted this evening by a groomer named Laura, who lives just outside of Cleveland, OH. A Basenji wandered into her neighborhood late last week and she and her husband managed to coral her. She is microchipped. Originally, this FOURTEEN year old gal (does not look or act her age!) hails from DeSoto, IL. Her original owner was Melinda (from the vet who put in the chip). Melinda's contact info with her vet and the chip mfgr. and no longer current and a personal records check shows she has moved from the DeSoto area - but we do know Melinda owned at least THREE other Basenjis. We do not know if Effy has been rehomed, was lost in transit or on vacation, etc.
I've given Laura contact info for breeders in the DeSoto, IL area and also for rescue (both in OH, and nationally). Effy is (per Laura) sweet, biddable, good in the car, but has some separation anxiety. When found she was sporting a relatively new collar of a distinctive color (albeit slightly ill-fitting). Effy has several readily identifiable traits that make her pretty easy to identify. She is not thin and does not look like she's been "on the street" for any significant period of time. Laura has contacted all area vets and shelters - so far, no leads or contacts.
If you have information about Effy's original owner, or ANY information that might lead to reuniting Effy with her owner - please contact me at my email address. It would be nice to put this old, somewhat disoriented 14 yr. old girl back where she belongs! Laura can keep her until the end of May - but her family has a trip planned ot AZ at that time, and one of her own four dogs does not like Effy... So Effy needs to go "somewhere" on or before June 1, 2010.