Ann Marie Payne is with SOS Animals in Coin and has become very concerned about the number of posts for lost dogs! Here's what she writes.
'Lately I've seen so many posts about newly adopted dogs escaping.
You may be excited at the idea of having a new dog, but your dog is probably terrified and will want to flee at the first opportunity.
Please try to put yourself in their mind and try to imagine this.
They may have had a miserable life and ended up in the pound, or simply might have got lost and ended up in there. The pound is not a nice place, and many struggle to survive mentally as well as physically. They go into foster and regain some of their trust, only to find themselves crated up and off to somewhere new.