The Mojave desert is a lonely place, and not someplace to get lost. Maybe that’s why the name fits this dog so well. Mojave was found by animal control under some of the weirdest, most foul circumstances that you could imagine. Animal control was alerted to his existence by a Kansas City Codes Enforcement officer who was monitoring illegal trash dumping.
Way out in the woods, people will dump trash so they don’t have to pay fines or for trash service. This is a huge problem, and cameras had been set up at several site popular for the activity.
That is how the officer came face to face with a video of Mojave’s previous family pushing him out of the car at one of these spots, like he was garbage!
The officer sent Animal Control out to the site to see if the dog could be found, and thankfully he was. Mojave came out of there hungry, scared, and, most heartrendingly, still looking for his family. Rescuers rushed him to the shelter and got him some food.
This story has a happy ending though. Mojave wasn’t in the shelter even a full day! Less than an hour in the shelter, a young couple came in and adopted him into a new forever home! Now, when he goes on walks in the woods, he’ll have company, and will be coming home afterwards.
And the previous family he was with? They were tracked down by their license plate and are now facing criminal charges. Karma does seem to work sometimes, doesn’t it?