Here is the amazing story about Jasmine, the tiny miniture pincher who was lost in Bartlett, Tennessee on Thanksgiving day during her transport from one rural rescue to a min-pin rescue.
Jasmine is a four pound, four year old mini min-pin that was rescued from living in a shed for the past three years of her life. Jasmine was originally bred and born from a back-yard breeder. Prior to transport, Jasmine was fostered by me for a period of three weeks. On Thanksgiving morning she was put in the hands of the first transporter in Paris, Tennessee whom she escaped from that afternoon in Bartlett, Tennessee. After a six day extensive search Jasmine was found alive and well after several days of rain, snow, wind and ice!! She went from four to three pounds!
Finding Jasmine in the mazes of sub-divisions surrounding the Barlett Elementary School was equal to finding a fast-moving needle in a haystack. Further there were large wooded areas between sub-divisions that she was dashing in and out from. Jasmine was so terrified that she ran fast and eluded anyone who attempted to catch her.
To our knowledge people attempted to capture the little girl on three different occations but she was able to escape through fences and into very large wooded areas. On one of those occasions she had been spotted only 30 minutes prior however we were unable to find her ourselves once we got to that location.
Jasmine's six-day saga is too long to write here. Suffice to say, on the sixth night when she was found a lot of happy tears were shed and Jasmine was overjoyed and elated to see her foster-MaMa (me) again. I would like to thank a whole bunch of people who, collectively, made it possible to find her alive.
A great big thank you to:
- The grandmother, daughter, and grandson who promptly called in the fast-moving target Tuesday evening (the sixth night) after they were unable to catch her.
- Petey, the search and rescue dog, who quickly arrived on scene to track and calm the tiny Jasmine into submission.
- Annette, the animal communicator from Port Orchard, Washington, who encouraged Jasmine and myself to keep searching for each other. She encouraged Jasmine to stay alive and assured me that Jasmine was still alive.
- A couple of Bartlett policemen who didn't give me a ticket when neighbors called in a "suspicious vehicle" driving slowly around the neighborhood.
- To neighbors whom we knocked on doors (waking them up most of the time) to look in back yards, garages and sheds.
- The neighborhood kids who passed out hundreds of flyers. Collectively, over 500 flyers where distributed but that barely covered one sub-division of numerous large sub-divisions. We wanted to hang more flyers on posts in every neighborhood but found out that posting signs is illegal. Some people actually took down some signs! ug
- To my husband who supported me in traveling to Memphis and staying there until the little scared-out-of-her-mind baby was found.
- To all the support efforts of Linda, Tina, Peg, callers, Bartlett & Memphis Humane Society, and anyone else that helped that I did not mention.
- Finally to everyone, everywhere whose thoughts and prayers kept Jasmine safe and determined to stay alive.
Sigh, it is a Thanksgiving nightmare that turned into a Christmas miracle!
Thank you so much,