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Old 12-21-2014, 07:53 AM
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Great update on spirit - Happy Birthday!
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:19 PM
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Happy belated birthday Spirit! Always enjoy reading his updates, Jim. Enjoyed the updated pics too.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:26 PM
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Happy Belated Birthday, Spirit! He looks like the life of the party with all those kids!
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:43 PM
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Happy no. 7 Spirit. You've always been a Christmas gift, it seems.

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Old 12-22-2014, 07:58 AM
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Happy Belated Birthday Spirit!!

Wonderful update, he certainly is loving life it seems!
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:19 PM
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Aw fantastic news for Spirit, Jim! Not surprised at all however since you take such excellent care of him! He looks fantastic! Happy belated birthday, Spirit!
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:38 AM
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Shaggy the dog eludes capture for 6 months

Abandoned Newfoundland-mix wearing a bear-like coat is spotted frequently in a Michigan neighborhood, but nobody seems to be able to catch him

Shaggy the dog on the loose in Michigan; photo by Avery Wedder, via GoFundMe


A large brown dog nicknamed “Shaggy” is making lots of friends in Cascades Township, Michigan, but the abandoned Newfoundland-mix is wary of capture and won’t let anyone take him in.

In fact, Shaggy, so-named because of his long fur, has evaded capture for six months.

The 80-pound dog has been spotted several times and even walks alongside people as they walk their dogs, but becomes jumpy and bolts whenever someone tries to get close.
Shaggy the dog

Presumably, Shaggy sleeps in nearby hills and ravines, and survives in the cold with the help of his bear-like fur coat.

“I feel sorry for him. You can just tell that he wants love and attention from a family,” local resident Avery Wedder told MiLive.com. “But it’s sad—he’s so completely unsocialized because he doesn’t know how.”

Joe Daineles, a spokesman for Kent Animal Control, told WZZM 13 that dozens of attempts to capture Shaggy—including baited traps and attempts to leash the canine—have failed.

“We went out with the zoo veterinarian and their tranquilizers,” Daineles said, but explained that the tranquilizers did not work, and that Shaggy is “as skittish as a deer.”

Residents and dog rescue groups, likewise, have failed to catch Shaggy.

Residents have been leaving food outside, which Shaggy seems to like, so at least the dog is well fed.

But with winter having set in, a more serious attempt will be made to catch Shaggy.

Animal control experts want people to stop feeding the dog, so they can establish a central feeding location that Shaggy will get comfortable visiting.

Then, it’s hoped, he can finally be captured, and toward that end the Kent County Animal Shelter has set up a GoFundMe page, asking for donations so it can purchase a net gun.

Because a net gun, seemingly, might be the only way Shaggy can be caught.

Daineles said that once the dog is captured, “We will make sure Shaggy is healthy and fine, and we will transfer Shaggy to a place that can work on behavior modification and placement.”
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Wow, I want him!😄
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:29 AM
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Wow, I want him!��
Looks like a possibility.

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outpo...ally-captured/


Shaggy the abandoned dog finally captured


Stray Newfoundland that eluded capture for 7 months in Michigan is now at a rehab center; "He no longer has to spend another night in the cold'

March 05, 2015 by Pete Thomas

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Shaggy before his capture;

A large brown dog that had eluded capture in Michigan for seven months, winning the hearts of thousands, has finally been caught.
The abandoned Newfoundland, nicknamed Shaggy, had roamed Grand Rapids neighborhoods visibly, often in close proximity to people walking their pet dogs, but would not allow himself to be captured despite attempts with net guns and tranquilizers.

A subdued Shaggy filling a cage and en route to a rehab facility

However, Shaggy recently began to hang out in front of a nearby suburban home owned by Jim and Kim Stubbert, who have two dogs that Shaggy took a liking to.
The Stubberts spent weeks gaining Shaggy’s trust and on Thursday Kim Stubbert, luring Shaggy close with a bowl of dog food and smoked salmon, placed a leash around his collar.

Shaggy was also called Bear Dog and Bigfoot;

Ella Stubbert, one of the Stubbert’s daughters, broke the news on the Help Shaggy Facebook page on Thursday, posting a photo of Shaggy in a cage, wrapped in a purple blanket, with the caption: “Shaggy is bundled up and heading to start his new life! Finally the collar is off and he no longer has to spend another night in the cold.”
According to WZZM News, which has followed the story for the past several weeks, Shaggy was being delivered to The Devoted Barn, a facility that treats feral dogs and prepares them for adoption, in Newport, Michigan.
Melissa Borden, owner of The Devoted Barn, took the leash after Shaggy had been collared, and told Michigan Live that Shaggy offered only brief resistance.
“It went exactly how I planned it,” Borden said. “He freaked out for about a minute and then gave up and laid down, and I was able to get ahold of him.”
The rehabilitation process might take a year or more, Borden said in an earlier interview, because Shaggy, essentially, is a wild animal.
But it’s hoped he’ll one day end up in a proper home–perhaps even the home owned by the Stubberts.
Because of Shaggy’s thick coat, he was also nicknamed Bigfoot and Bear Dog, according to WZZM News reporter Steve Zaagman.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:36 AM
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Yay! So happy to hear this!
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