This is the story of Tasha the Husky.
It is a story that for many people, started with an email plea containing some very dramatic pictures and a call for help to the dog loving community. For our neighborhood, Tasha’s story started long before her capture. Tasha was a wild neighborhood dog who had been roaming the neighborhood evading capture for years. In November 2012, animal control inappropriately darted, aka shot, her and failed to capture her, leaving her to suffer and most likely die.
Two slightly crazy private citizens saw her suffering and made it a mission to capture her. They were able to capture her and get her medical care. They (we) did not know that she had been shot until her surgery revealed the cause of her injury. Her surgery also revealed that she was on her way to a slow painful death due to the infection from the injury.
A greater force was looking out for all of us the day we caught her. Through some serious planning and a lot of lucky, we thankfully were able to capture her and begin a process of healing and rehabilitation.
Many people have expressed concern and an interest in Tasha’s story. Her story started long before we caught her and it will be an ongoing effort to socialize her and place her in an appropriate forever home.
This is her story and her journey. We hope her story will spread hope, awareness about the many feral dog issues in the city of Dallas, and help forward change in the city’s Animal Services’ best practices. Tasha’s story would not be possible without the generous, optimist, giving hearts of the many dog loving people who have helped her along in her ongoing journey. And it would not be possible without the loving, trusting, adaptable heart of Tasha the Husky. If Tasha’s story touches your heart, please share her story with others and consider giving generously to the animal rescue group of your choice (including ours) and check Tasha’s blog for updates for a call to action for your help changing Animal Services’ best practices.