DEXTER WAS FOUND THIS MORNING!!!! 20 days living in the swamp - he's weak - tick infested -can barely see - but he is alive. Thank you God. Vet checked him and he is going to make it. Boy I wish he could talk. What a story he'd tell us about snakes and alligators and how he used his hunting skills to live and eat in the swamp. Pretty amazing for a 9 month old puppy.
I did stop posting because it was breaking my heart. But now I get to give a joyous post! Yahooooooo. Thank you all for your true concern.
UPDATE DEXTER IS ALIVE! July 13 @9.30 am
Just got a call from a fisherman in an airboat who is currently tracking him thru the brush in Port OConnor TX. He swam across the water and is running along a high deer fence. (I don't know whether I am happy I taught him to swim at this point or not.) He has survived the brush, rattle snakes, coyotes and 115 degree heat 13 days. Please pray for us that we get him back in our arms quickly and safely.
Dear Patty M
My heart skipped a couple of beats when I saw this picture. I wanted it to be him - sadly it is not - but so close -so very close.
I want to thank you so much for watching out of him and for calling my son last night. We are still heartbroken yet hopeful that he will be found. We miss that little guy terribly.
Thank you everyone for your info and concern. We travelled back to Port O'Connor TX to search one more time on Saturday July 9th. We are very sure someone has him . Several dogs were lost that weekend and it is very apparent that most of the lost dogs had been picked up by visitors to that area and taken with them. It is sad but we pray he is well loved and taken care of. We miss him dearly. Other dogs that were lost with collars, chips etc was a whippet and labs. None were found or reported as being found. Very sad indeed!
Thank you again.
Thank you. My son went to all the shelters in Port Lavaca and Victoria etc - no luck - we have called and faxed many shelters and Vets Dexter's picture with in a 150 mile radius of Houston and Port Oconnor. After conducting a 4 day search on foot and car we are fairly sure someone must have him. I think they will not like him too much after he tears up all their toilet paper rolls! Hopefully someone will see him somewhere soon!
Dexter our beautiful Basenji was lost in Port O'Connor Tx after being frightened by fireworks on July 1st 2011. Brindle,wearing a plaid collar with vet tag. We are praying someone picked him up and brought him to Houston or surrounding area. Contact Rick @ 512-496-0156