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Bikini Woman Reunited with Lost Dog

Bikini Woman Reunited with Lost Dog

For six days a young woman wore a bikini and held up signs about her lost dog in her neighborhood hoping to draw attention to her plight. Her tactics did get local and national news attention, eventually leading to the return of her chihuahua.

Her tiny best friend somehow had slipped away two weeks ago when out for a walk and bathroom break. All the media attention finally resulted in contact from a school nurse who had found the dog named Chispeta.  The distraught owner had tried a pet psychic, pet Amber Alert, and making signs she held up with photos of her dog while wearing high heels and a bikini standing on a median in the middle of a busy street.

Initially it seemed her efforts would come to nothing, and even attracted unwanted attention from a man who claimed to have information about her dog, but made advances through email and text messages.

Once her dog was returned she planned to have a microchip implanted, so the owner’s information will remain with it if lost again. Implantable microchips can help lost dogs be identified, as with this recent case when a Virginia dog was found in California eight years after going missing.

According to MissingPetPartnerships.org the main reasons dogs get lost are opportunistic journey, wanderlust and blind panic. The first two are initiated by the dogs themselves when they seek other locations depending on their home living conditions, and the last occurs when they are near very loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, or gunshots and simply bolt to get away from the scary sound. Because dogs are capable of running for miles at a time, they might run so far they no longer know where they are and become lost.

Image Credit: Anders Lagerås

 

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5:46AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

ingenious. Glad it worked

4:12AM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

So glad she got Chispeta home again. She was one brave girl but if the situation is bad enough a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

6:22AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

So did the bikini get the dog back? Not that I'm thinking of trying it (hope I never have to!!!)

10:46PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

I'm glad she got her baby back.

5:01PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Very good !

8:16AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

Anything to get your precisous pet back!

9:17PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Great wat to call attention to her plight!

4:12PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

You go girl... if it works, you need to try everything to get your loved one back!

7:13AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Glad she got her dog back. As for the creeper, I hope the police have their eye on him.

10:25PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

I am so happy it all worked out especially after the effort the owner put in to find him.

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