After five long weeks, we are happy to report that Layla has been returned home safely! Sweet Layla went missing from her Ventura home in mid-April after the gate to the backyard was not closed properly. The 5-year-old dog was on her own for several weeks until a good Samaritan found her about seven miles away from her home. She was severely emaciated when she was found with two open wounds on her body. Luckily, Layla was still wearing her collar with ID tags and the good Samaritan was able to reunite her with her owners.
Though Layla has a long road to recovery, her story is one of a true survivor. It is also a tale that demonstrates the importance of keeping up-to-date ID tags on your pets’ collars. An HSVC alum, Layla was also microchipped, which is another way pet owners can help ensure their animals’ safe return in the event they get lost.
The HSVC offers both ID tag ($5) and microchipping services ($15) at the shelter located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai. Those in need of an ID tag can stop by the shelter at any time during business hours Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. To make a microchipping appointment for your furry friend, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 or visit our website for more information.
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