Let’s hope it helps the tracker!

Billy’s blanket?

Does anyone have Billy’s blanket, or know where it is?  We need a scent article for the tracker.  If so, please call:

Sonia at 703-587-7655,
Kirk at 703-644-4920,
Brenda at 571-215-8274, or
Joan at 703-863-5267

Werner Jewelers on Columbia Pike reports that a customer who lives in the area has seen a dog that very well could be Billy. He looked well nourished, but simply avoids any human contact.

He really has become a feral dog who obviously has learned to survive in a suburban environment.

August 24, 2009

I know it has been a long time since any postings have happened.  Today I received a phone call from a lady at the Washington Post.  She remembers the ads and info.  She seems to think there is a dog in her neighborhood (a stray) that is afraid of everyone, but, they keep putting food out for this Beagle.  She is going to the website and look at the picture and see if this is indeed a Billy sighting.  She will call and let us know.  Please remember Billy is still being  looked for.

March 17, 2009

I received a phone call from Edith with the NOVA SPCA.  This past Monday they trapped Mystery.  She is a spayed female and with the exception of having Lyme disease is healthy.  They have had her fully vetted and are in search of finding her a new home.  On that note, they are more than willing to continue their feeding stations (Claire in Arlington has been doing this for months for Billy) they have a camera and a trap and will continue to monitor this station for Billy.  I have had a couple of calls (again many days old) with maybe a sighting of Billy in the Four Mile Run area.  I have the numbers of Edith and her partner and when we get a call they are less than 5 minutes away and are more than willing to track any calls.  For now at least, Mystery is one less beagle loose in Arlington!  We are continuing to post flyers and following any leads that will help us find Billy.  We know Mystery was out there during the same time as Billy so we know he is still out there.

Post raises rates

Bad news, the Washington Post has upped its rates again.  A 2-column x 4 inch ad, which is what we’ve been running, will cost us $263.04, effective immediately.  We can run smaller ads, which of course would be cheaper, but also less visible.

Many of our Billy leads have come from these ads in the Thursday Precious Pets section.  Our last such ad ran yesterday, 3/12/09, thanks to a donation from an anonymous donor, in memory of Crystal and Toby beagle.

Some happy news: Lucy was found on March 4.   Hooray!

Now if only we could find our Billy!

HART volunteers have recently been busy sending Billy flyers to other rescues, shelters and animal hospitals.  We’re hoping for a new sighting of Billy.

Keep an eye out for these other 2 lost dogs:

Lucy, lost in the Mt. Pleasant area of DC since 2/4/09


Shelby, lost in Fairfax since 9/2/08

May all 3 come home safely and soon!

This is the ad we are running in the Washington Post Thursday section.   Please print and save the ad for future reference!

Please click the Donate tab above if you’d like to help us keep these ads going.  Thanks!

Billy’s Newspaper Ad (pdf)

Need Help Now

It has been a while since there were any calls about Billy (or Mystery) for quite some time.  I know with the Holidays everyone is busy but we desperately need to get flyers posted and maybe, just maybe, we can bring Billy home for Christmas.  If you can help at all, please, call me at 703-470-7981 or email me at Foster-Failure@cox.net.  Thanks for your continued interest in our specail boy!

Okay, this evening I went to get what I thought to be Billy. Some migrant workers (or so it appeared) had tied some twine over a beagle curled up beside the road. When I got there the dog was still curled up asleep in the leaves beside the guardrail on 10th St. at the Corner of S. Frederick St. When I approached the guardrail with sliplead in hand, the dog raised it’s head looked at me stood up and left (slipping the twine). It was Mystery and not Billy.

Shortly thereafter, I received a call from a Cindy who said this morning around 5:30 or 6:00 am while waiting for the bus she believed she saw Billy (as she had before) coming out from between townhouses at the corner of W. Braddock Rd. and Hampton Road. This is just up off of Beauregard near the NOVA campus. This particular area butts up to what was called “Billy’s Den” off of 28th St. I am going to meet with her to show her the two pictures (Billy and Mystery) to see if she can say which dog it might have been. She said she was not real close.

I need volunteers to post flyers in the extended area as well as around Wakefield and those areas in the immediate outlaying area. I will be printing up as many flyers as I can and would be willing to meet people to give them flyers or bring them to the Burke adoption event this Saturday. Please let me
know if and when you could help out (email or call 703-470-7981). It is getting cold and damp out there and we need to get Billy off the streets! Thanks.

Note: Please print the latest version of the Flyer for posting.  Thanks!