The KY owner of a female Shiba Inu named Copper put up posters in her neighborhood after her 11 year old dog escaped her fenced yard on July 3. A police officer saw the poster and recognized the dog as one he had picked up and taken to the Frankfort HS. Although the shelter initially accepted the dog, they later called police back and told them they’d have to pick the dog up because they don’t take coyotes. Police picked Copper up and took her behind a home improvement store for release.
Run, be free, Copper, return to the wild! [Insert ‘Born Free’ theme here]
[Frankfort Police Maj. Frank Deaton] said he doubted it was a coyote since it peacefully went with the officer who released it.
Police and volunteers are helping the owner look for Copper and have set up cages in hopes of trapping her.