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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to thank Divide Creek Animal Hospital and the local Animal Control, with extra thanks going to Officer Keith Clemons.

Last Saturday one or our livestock guardian dogs, an Akbash puppy went missing. He looks like a large white lab puppy.

He was turned into Divide Creek and housed wonderfully by the staff there.

After he was there for a few days they contacted local Animal Control to transport him to CARE in Glenwood.

I had called dispatch on Sunday and reported him missing, plus all the usual stuff like posting fliers, visiting Rifle animal control, placing an ad in the local papers, looking for him on foot and on 4 wheelers, plus flooding the Internet with his info.

When Animal Control Officer Keith Clemons got the call, he remembered my report and went to check out the puppy he was going to transport. He knew in an instant that the puppy was not a lab but a very big Akbash or livestock guardian puppy. He looked up my information and called me. I was there in 10 minutes and was able to pick up Sam, my livestock guardian puppy.

He is now home, happily back with his sheep. Thanks to Officer Clemons, Divide Creek Animal Hospital and officer Clemons quick thinking, and great memory.

FYI … if you see big white dogs, or not so big white puppies wandering around in the open country or in fields with livestock, please leave them be.

They are there doing a job and need to be loose so that they can keep their sheep or other livestock safe. Often they don’t wear collars as their jobs take them into very strange places where they could get their collars hung up and possibly die from being strangled.

Thanks again Officer Keith Clemons and Divide Creek Animal Hospital for taking such great care of Sam. Sam thanks you too!

Kristen Reker


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