Dog Adopted After Six Years as Elko-Area Stray

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A dog has a permanent home after surviving six years as a stray around Elko.

Elko Animal Shelter manager Karen Walther says the basset hound mix named Snakebite was adopted after finally being caught earlier this month outside an Elko school.

Walther says she suspects the unaggressive dog was assisted by various people who gave him handouts.

Animal control officer Cindy Danielson told the Elko Daily Free Press she tracked Snakebite for six years after his owners abandoned him outside an Elko motel, and finally caught him Sept. 10.

Danielson says county animal control officers, sheriff's deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers also tried to catch him to no avail.

She says Snakebite was "far too clever" to be lured by traps, planted treats and other methods.


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