I lost my pet – people say the animal should be “put down” when they realize how dangerous it is
A PET owner has spoken of the horrific ordeal she endured when her beloved wolfhound hybrid went missing.
The animal’s disappearance sparked fears that it could be euthanized if it was misidentified as a wild dog.
Oklahoma’s Dani Brumley revealed that her shy pet Nova, who is 85 percent wolf and 15 percent Alaskan Malamute, went missing in September 2022.
In a Facebook post, she explained that a fence panel fell out in her backyard and her pet escaped.
Dani said she experienced a “terrifying” 24 hours trying to find Nova.
Oklahoma City police launched a search after locals said they spotted a wolf-like creature roaming the streets.
The animal was found safely near a daycare center, prompting widespread relief.
Dani told officers: “Words cannot express how grateful I am.”
Officials shared heartwarming images that showed Nova posing for sweet snaps.
The wolfhound was spotted walking in the grass by the side of the road.
Some Facebook users admitted they feared the beast might be attacked or killed.
Kristen Brea wrote, “I’m glad she was found and some idiot didn’t try to hurt her thinking she was wild.”
And a concerned Simone Miller commented: “These beautiful canines are often killed just because they are wolves.”
Dani told Fox News Digital that raising Nova is different than raising domesticated pets.
She revealed Nova needed to be “desensitized” to loud noises.
Dani said, “Raising Nova is definitely very different from raising a domesticated dog or even a low-stakes wolfdog.”
Dani warned owners who may be considering adopting a wolfhound that the animals are “as destructive as they are beautiful”.
Experts at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary revealed in 2020 that there are an estimated 250,000 wolf dogs living as pets in the United States.
Wolfhounds are considered “exotic” animals in Oklahoma City.
There are exceptions for owners who have obtained landowner approval and have received federal and state licenses.
Meanwhile, The US Sun reported how Pennsylvania shelter manager Shannon Shuttlesworth was stunned when a dog with lots of energy was revealed to be a rare wolfhound hybrid.
Shannon thought Towa might have some wolf DNA in her, but she was stunned after a DNA test revealed the animal was actually 40 percent wolf.
The shelter’s manager told Pennsylvania ABC affiliate WNEP that Towa had been abandoned by her three previous owners as they could not handle her.
Shannon said, “She was always getting out, she was breaking windows, she was getting out constantly and it’s a lot.”
And Ron Monroe was initially shocked to learn that his best friend Zeus — a mixed wolf dog — is part wild beast.
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