Jeff and Joy Farmer from Kentucky were heartbroken when their sweet 14-year-old laboratory passed away. Family members are not sure if they are ready to open their hearts to another dog. However, when they met Cali, everything changed. When they saw a picture of Cali on the line of a murder shelter in California, they fell in love. They were able to meet her in Las Vegas, and they immediately knew she was the ideal dog for their family.
Cali is scheduled to be euthanized next Tuesday, but farmers cannot let this happen. They saw the expression of fear in the poor puppy’s eyes, and they knew they had to be saved. They adopted her and planned to take her home.
The farmers hope to bring Cali home as soon as possible, but they cannot bring her back from Vegas. Therefore, they hired someone to transport her to Kentucky. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan.
Cali Escape Artist
Jeff handed over Cali’s leash and told the transporting company to keep a close eye on her. However, Cali ended up escaping them in Vegas nearly right away. The Farmers were disappointed, but they knew they had to find their new family member.
The family created lots of social media posts about Cali’s disappearance. Many people shared these posts and helped keep an eye out for Cali, including an organization called the Las Vegas Trapping Girls. This organization made it their goal to help the family find Cali as soon as possible.
“She was on the loose for 7 days,” said Jeff. “My kids were very upset, and my wife was. I was pretty angry.”
Jeff was on the phone with the Trapping Girls when Cali was finally captured. They had set up the trap, and within a few minutes, Cali had been found! The Farmers were both amazed and relieved that their sweet rescue pup was safe.
Road trip home
This time, the farmers want to make sure that Cali ’s return trip is as smooth as possible. Therefore, Jeff decided to pick her up personally. He jumped on the next flight to Las Vegas and rented a car to take him and Cali home. It will be a long journey from Nevada to Kentucky, but farmers know Cali is worth it.
Cali and Jeff stopped many stops along the way, including sightseeing in Utah. This trip gave her a lot of time to stay in touch with her new father!
Now, Cali is safe in his new home. It will still take a while for her to fully adjust to the new environment, but it is now clear that she feels safer and happier with the farmers. After all, they saved her life!
Farmers even created an Instagram page to share the latest developments about Cali. It did n’t take everyone so long to get their new rescue dog home, but all the photos of Cali proved to be worth it in the end!