Dog makes a snippy dash
Karratha was the site of a daring animal rescue mission last Thursday when rangers and a team from animal shelter SAFE tracked down a determined dog on the run.
Onslow dog Penny was staying in town for a week to be desexed with SAFE, but she made a break for it when her foster carer turned his back for a moment on Thursday morning.
Penny led SAFE volunteers Erin Muir and Jesse Vanbakkum and Karratha rangers Darrell Hutchens and Sheryl Thomason on a chase through much of Karratha, running along Balmoral Road, into bushland and across the length of the new hospital construction site before they finally cornered her.
Miss Muir and Miss Vanbakkum crawled under fences and found themselves waist-deep in sand on the construction site in their dedication to get to Penny.
Escaped dogs sometimes take rangers days to track down and Penny was lucky to be found so soon. She was returned to foster care for the rest for the week.