St. Luke’s Anderson Campus had two unlikely visitors strolling the halls. Two pit bulls, Emma and Nero, walked into the hospital through the automatic sliding doors and proceeded to navigate the halls.
The security cameras captured the tail-wagging duo exploring all corners of the hospital. Shocking everyone they encountered, the dogs continued on their adventure to the pharmacy. The Pharmacist, surprised by the new visitors, called hospital security.
The friendly dogs were met with water and loving scratches by the security team. The dogs were well taken care of until the police arrived. The police returned the two pit bull escapees to their owner. The woman was so happy to have her sweet dogs back.
Kathy Tamasi, the dogs’ mom, thanked the staff at the hospital via Facebook: “Thank you saint Lukes [sic] staff for caring for my 2 escapees! I’m glad they had enough sense to hang out there!”
Watch the full hospital adventure below.
If you ever find a lost animal, there is plenty you can do to help. Just keep calm and follow this list from American Humane. It may save a life!
- Capture and contain it with care – “Always approach stray animals slowly and cautiously while speaking in a calm, gentle voice. You can also use food to coax a frightened animal into approaching you.”
- Call the authorities – “Never put yourself in harm’s way by attempting to capture an animal that is behaving aggressively.”
- Check for ID – “you may be able to immediately contact the owner and return the pet.”
- Get the pet scanned for a microchip – “If the pet is not wearing an ID tag, the best course of action is to either take it to your local animal shelter or call the animal control/police department to pick it up and transport it to the shelter.”
- Take pets with no ID to an animal shelter – “The shelter is the one obvious place where owners are likely to look for lost pets.”
- Post fliers – “If possible, take a photo of the pet and post fliers around the area where the pet was found.”
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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