Dog Eludes Jacksonville Airport Employees

Employees at the Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville are trying to rescue a dog that has lived near the airport for more than a year. But they can't catch him.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports Wednesday that security guard Dolly Ramires first saw the malnourished hound about 14 months ago. Employees named him Buddy.

He is often in the airport parking lot or a nearby field, but he won't get close to humans. Workers are worried because his collar appears to be embedded in his skin.

Airport employees and the Carolina Animal Protection Agency haven't been able to lure Buddy into a cage, but they hope a new camouflaged cage may do the trick. Someone has already offered to adopt Buddy once he is treated by a veterinarian.

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  • by animal cruelty officer (ret'd) on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    The dog is very non-trusting of others and has had to be to survive. If everyone is out 'chasing' him to catch him they are only making things more difficult. It takes a slow, quiet approach and can be done without traps if they have the patience. I do wonder, if the dog has been there for a year, why nobody worried about it until now??????
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 at 04:32 AM
    I hope they can get the dog, and help him. Geesh, if they put a pit bull out there, it would get him alright but that is mean. Plus, the pit would harm all the people too. That is not right.
  • by Snake Location: Beargrass on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:51 PM
    If the stray dog is a problem, put a pit bull out there. End of problem.
  • by save the strays on Jan 28, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    lmfao at dj!!!glad somebody has a heart and catches the dog and gives him a nice warm loving home.keep us updated witn!
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 28, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    snake; you tickle me, carry on.
  • by Buzz Location: BuzzLand on Jan 28, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    put a porkchop in a hav-a-hart trap and whamo you have yerself 1 puppy dog, just a little shook up from the door slammin shut behind him. If you are still having trouble catching the dog, I have 2 boys that can getter-done for you, just let me know. Buzz-
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:13 PM
    Laughing at D.J.! ROTFLMAO.:) Sorry OSOC, but she has a point.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    how did we get from the dog to obama
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 28, 2009 at 10:39 AM
    No DJ, you don't have to worry about a shortage, Obama has that in his 1.4 Trillion spending bill to motivate the economy.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Jan 28, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    D.J. I can't stop laughing at your response. Do you notice that the same individuals post the same basic comments or innuendoes all the time?
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