The next morning, Skylar appears on camera at 6:40am sniffing the trap. Liz arrived at 7am to set the trap but she didn't see Skylar. Skylar returned to the trap at 7:20am. He spent the next 25 minutes sniffing around and entered the trap only slightly but not enough to set it off. He finally entered the trap at 7:45am and it was enough to trigger it shut. Jenn Presnail arrived at 8:15am to see his beautiful face behind those bars! Jennifer met up with Jenn and drove to Russell where his owner Peter and Skylar's buddy Rosie were anxiously awaiting his return. It was an awesome reunion!
You can see all the trail cam pics here:
Thank you to everyone who was involved in Skylar's rescue especially all the people who put up posters and called in the sightings. Without this information, Skylar would never have been caught. A HUGE thank you to Liz Fenn, Jennifer Perrier-Raina, Jenn Presnail and Jennifer Currie Rose. They made an awesome team! And special thank you to Warren Bailie for lending the trap and walking them through the process. A huge thanks also goes to Kathryn W-R and Renee Ryan for all their advice. A special thank you to Greg and Cheryl of Vernon Valley Farms for their help as well! The team is so grateful for your kindness and hospitality. We couldn't have done it without you.
Skylar was out there for 14 days which is unbelievable for a little 9 year old sheltie especially with the heat we have been having, the traffic and little to no food (at least that we know of). It just goes to show you never give up hope because anything is possible.