In early July, a small brown male with a distinctive undershot bite was donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society. The woman who brought 4-year-old Payday there said she found him on the street and took him to her house, but he did not fit in with her house. In the shelter, the pooch had problems with adapting to the new environment. Although he was full of energy, he was afraid of new people and situations.
Little dog with great character
He's quite a pugnacious dog. It is ideally described by the term “a great spirit in a small body.” Angela Speed of the Wisconsin Humane Society said.
There was little interest in Payday, and the shelter decided that perhaps publicity would help for this little dog to find a family to help him overcome his behavioral problems. It just turned out to be a bull's eye.
Minutes after Payday appeared on FOX6 News, Angela Speed received a call
It was revealed that one of the viewers, Dwight, recognized the dog on TV. He saw Payday on the morning broadcast of FOX6, just as our volunteer was describing his story. One look was enough and he recognized the dog immediately. – says Angela Speed.
A touching meeting
It turned out that Payday was missing two years ago after breaking free from his leash during a walk. Dwight's 10-year-old daughter received Payday as a gift, and she missed her dog very much throughout that time. Dwight's mom, Melissa, immediately ran to the shelter to pick up the quadruped, and as soon as the little dog noticed a familiar face, his behavior immediately changed.
You can watch the touching meeting here:
He recognized her immediately. It was such a joyful meeting, so magical. Most people know animal shelters as animal adoption places, but reconnecting lost animals with their families is a fundamental part of our job. Every time we are able to reconnect an animal with its family, we are extremely moved. It was an honor to witness this. – says Angela Speed.
Payday was very warmly received and finally came home
They went back to their old routine. Payday always gets up the first morning and wakes everyone up. He has two canine siblings who are also delighted that their brother has finally returned to his place. – adds Angela Speed.