Honey-Pea Returns “Home”
Honey-Pea is a two-year-old Pit Bull, Terrier Mix who came to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in mid-January. She’s a loving dog who likes play-time and belly-rubs. However, she’s a bit shy when it comes to people and takes some time to warm up to new things. During her time at the Shelter, staff decided to take her on as a “project dog” hoping to socialize her more and become ready for adoption.
Honey-Pea spent some time in staff offices where she learned to trust people, and after about a week of some extra attention Honey-Pea found a new home. However, the day after being adopted Honey-Pea escaped from her new owner, who then contacted the Shelter to let us know if we could find her he would like us to keep her and adopt her out.
Several staff members, determined to bring Honey-Pea “home” spent unpaid hours looking for the dog in below freezing temperatures, in the snow and dark. Employees would take food and other resources to keep her as warm and safe as possible. At one point a staff member saw her and called to her, thinking Honey-Pea may remember her but the dog continued to run.
Neighbors helped keep us in the loop when they saw Honey-Pea, telling us which direction she was going so we could determine the best place to set a trap. After almost two weeks of Honey-Pea being on the run, staff started to feel defeated. We started to see where she had been but we lost sightings on her, and eventually we lost all signs of her.
About a week ago, staff learned a new location where she could be and the race was on! More determined than ever staff, Animal Control and the community worked together with several attempts to catch her. Animal Control set a trap for her and we were finally able to bring Honey-Pea “home.”
Thank you to everyone who put in the time and energy to get Honey-Pea back to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. She’s now available for adoption and can’t wait to find her forever home!
Thank you for helping these pets find a new home!