Stray Dog Continues to Elude Animal Services After Five Years

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lbdA stray dog in Fayetteville, Arkansas has managed to avoid capture for five years, evading animal services in 92 attempts. The dog that has become to be known as Lucky Black Dog is infamous in the city.

Animal services have tried about every option they can think of to capture the elusive stray. They’ve even used a tranquilizer dart, but Lucky Black Dog still managed to get away

“It’s very frustrating, because we’re hired to do a job and that job is to pick up loose animals,” said Tony Rankin with Fayetteville Animal Services. “It’s part of that job, anyway. When you feel that you can’t fulfill those job requirements, you feel like you haven’t gotten your job done.”

Many in the city feel Lucky Black Dog has become to brazen and although he appears to like his freedom he needs to come off the streets. The city is divided though, and many others feel he should be left alone.

“It doesn’t appear to want a home,” said Jan Ragland.

Animal Services will continue to try to capture Lucky Black Dog, and they hope to have a foster family lined up for him if they are able to catch him.

5 thoughts on “Stray Dog Continues to Elude Animal Services After Five Years”

  1. “It doesn’t appear to want a home,”
    what a stupid remark. i’m sure he loves being flea infested, hungry ,thirsty, hot in summer, cold in winter. if he runs away its probably because he has good reason to fear humans.
    someone catch this dog

  2. I’d be worried he wouldn’t get a foster home or was so wild that he would have to be put down how is that helping him . or he sits in the pound for the 3 days and then gets put down 🙁 let him be

  3. there was a similar black dog in richmond for years. Finally was killed from being hit by a car. Hopefully, they’ll find him a home (seems like high profile animals using find one) but regardless they need to get him somewhere where people can take care of him.

  4. This dog has survived for five years on it’s own without the intervention of Animal Control, why do they insist they absolutely must intervene in every case? Has it simply become a challenge to them; is there a pool back at the office as to whoever captures the black dog gets the cash as well? After this length of time, it doesn’t bode well for the dog being placed in a forever home, as it’s just as likely the dog will dart for freedom the first chance it gets and then the chase will start all over again. Leave the dog alone and leave him to survive as it has been doing so far. It’s much better at survival that you guys are at catching it anyway.

  5. Normally I would be like “save this dog!!” but in this case it doesn’t seem like this dog needs saved. If he has survived for 5 years seems like he has learned to live off the land or someone is feeding him. From his picture he certainly doesn’t appear to be malnourished. Maybe they should just let him be.


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