'Big Black Dog' reigns at Pratt animal shelter
05/16/2007 1:01 AM
01/24/2008 5:15 PM
"The Big Black Dog" has his own private pool. It's blue with colored fish on the side. He likes to stand in it and drink the water.
The dog -- which animal shelter volunteers say popped up from the rubble of Greensburg six days after a tornado destroyed the town -- has his own private pen because the other dogs are too afraid of him.
The dog may have a name, but volunteers at the state Department of Transportation staging area in Greensburg -- where homeless animals have been held before being reunited with owners or sent to the shelter in Pratt -- don't know what it is. Volunteers just call him "the Big Black Dog."
Lance Noakes, director of the Pratt County Humane Society's shelter, said volunteers and shelter employees think it's the same dog. The Big Black Dog is a mix between a Labrador retriever and either a mastiff or a St. Bernard.
Noakes said he's relying on the news media to reunite the dog and its owner.
Anyone with information regarding the Big Black Dog's owner should call the shelter at 620-672-6777.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.