Sounds impossible right? Not for seasoned rescuer Ed Kostro. I'm not sure if anyone remembers, but last year, I posted a rescue story about a dog who was dubbed with the name Highway. Shortly afterwards I got in contact with the man who rescued Highway, and he agreed to do an interview on my blog, you can see that here.
Ed Kostro has done numerous amazing miracle rescues, but this one proved a challenge.
Meet the "Phantom Dog."
The owner of the hot dog stand took pity on the Phantom dog, as he explained it "the dog looked hungry, very hungry." He began feeding her, and in doing so, the dog returned to that same parking lot every day for a hand out. Ed and Katie started taking shifts in the lot, to try and rescue her.
The two of them spent hours in that parking lot, never once spotting the dog, however always one hour after they left, they would get a call saying the dog just showed up.
Ed began to wonder if they were chasing a ghost dog.
Ed was discouraged, but is not a quitter. One morning, he decided to go out super early, with some food and a trap. He set it all up and played the waiting game.
Phantom dog came, sniffed the food, and finally Ed had her in the safety of the cage.
When she appeared, he described her as freezing in the bitter cold and hungrily sniffing the food he left.
Where is Phantom dog now?
Ed named her Maxine, and she is now with a Border Collie rescue, on her way to a better life.
You can read her full rescue story here.
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If you saw a stray dog wandering the streets, what is the first thing you would do?