Puppy Dropped from Sky by Owl

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An 82-year old Arizona woman said she thought it was raining dogs when an owl dropped a 9-week-old bulldog mix puppy in her back yard. The young dog was scooped up during a midnight potty break, and foster parent Aimee French says this is the second time the lucky pup has avoided death.

French recently pulled a mother dog and her puppies from a kill shelter just moments prior to euthanization. “There are so many animals there that need my help,” French said.

The animal lover says she was horrified when an owl swooped down from the sky and carried the puppy away while she was letting the dogs out for a late night potty break. French watched helplessly as she was carried away over her back yard fence.

“I hear Sally do this death curling, screaming cry,” French said. The pup’s mother even tried to save her. “The mom is jumping in the air, growling, barking and they ended up running over here,” she said.

French assumed that the puppy had been killed after searching for her for days, and was amazed to learn that the young dog was alive and well after being dropped in a nearby back yard. “She was an 82-year-old grandma and she thought that puppies were falling from the sky – that is what she told me because the puppy miraculously appeared in her backyard,” French said.

The resilient dog was unharmed aside from a small scratch on her ear, and will soon be available for adoption. If you are interested in providing her with a home, please visit www.ohanaanimalrescue.org.  Interested potential adopters can meet her at the Petsmart at Tempe Marketplace next Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 8:30.

7 thoughts on “Puppy Dropped from Sky by Owl”

  1. Yay I am so glad that this little puppy is okay. My Mom has two Chihuahuas and we are very careful with when we take them out in the early morning and in the evenings. I am so glad that this little one and her litter mates and mom have a chance to get into loving homes. Good luck little family. May you all have happy lives.

    • Glad to read about this, never even thought about an owl getting my dogs. I’ll definitely be more vigilant from now on!

    • That’s a big puppy, no wonder the owl had to drop it. He had bigger eyes than talons! Hopefully now the owl will stick to his real job of eating mice and rats.

  2. American Bulldogs are so CUTE! I have 1 half American Bulldog/English Bulldog and 1 half American Bulldog/Mastiff at home. The best dogs!


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