Annie’s story as told by Annie’s owner:
“On December 2nd Annie and I were involved in a car accident where my truck rolled three times. Annie was ejected from the vehicle and somehow managed to get away unscathed. I thankfully walked away with very minor injuries and was released from the hospital a few hours after the accident. That night we went to where the accident happened hoping our Annie girl would run up to us, but that wasn’t the case. Annie had gone into full survival mode.
Days led to weeks of sightings and people all saying the same thing, that she has been spotted but ran away and I started getting very discouraged. So many people were reaching out a kind hand of hope that we could get her back, from Lost Dogs of Wisconsin to locals who knew the area very well, to people letting us walk their property in hopes that we could find her or at least find a sign of her in the area. After about 10 days we had to head back home to Chicago without our girl.
It was heartbreaking to see a pattern of where she was and what she was doing but no luck on getting her. December 23rd, three weeks to the day, is when she finally approached me and we were able to get her. We had setup a feed station for her in the area she had been spotted the most (which I have been calling Fort Annie) and after I left some food something caught the corner of my eye and 15 feet away Annie was standing there, she made a loud yelp, ran to me and rolled over. Three weeks of combing woods, taking leads, cold December days hoping nothing would happen to her. The day before Christmas Eve we got our miracle, we got our Annie girl back.
There’s no way to describe the joy of laying in bed and writing this with Annie cuddling next to me. I cannot thank everyone enough who has helped with finding and getting her back home. I have met so many beautiful people who all helped bringing her back home. What I’ve learned from this whole situation is that even if you feel hopeless still hold onto hope, there are still kind people out there, to pay it forward or back and that more than just the living can help in times of need. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for the love and kindness extended to us these past three weeks, you guys are living angels. Merry Christmas and I wish nothing but the best for everyone in 2018!” (Lost 12-2-17, Reunited 12-23-17)