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    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
WARLEY: Many local
folks kept eye out
for dog
Continued from page 1
on Facebook, neighborhood
watch, and Furry Friends
The news about the
search for Warley picked
up steam on social media as
word spread about him on
Facebook. Animal lovers in
the community rushed to the
aid of the family, offering
their help in the search.
Wa r l e y w a s s p o t t e d
numerous times by resi-
dents all around Sisters, from
Highway 20/Cascade to Elm
Street near Pine Meadow
Ranch. A couple of days
passed with more sightings,
but Warley had gone into sur-
vival mode and ran from all
Baughman then ramped
up the rescue efforts by
recruiting the help of the Pet
Evacuation Team (PET) of
Redmond at the impetus of
Kiki Dolson, founder of Furry
Friends Foundation (FFF)
“I learned about Warley
after receiving the lost dog
information,” said Dolson. “It
made me recall an Australian
shepherd who no one could
capture that had been run-
ning loose in Camp Sherman
a couple years ago. So, I
decided to contact the person
who was finally able to rescue
that dog, Cindy Wright. She
suggested a Missy trap might
be the answer and to call the
PET team. I called, and they
were quick to contact Steve.”
On the seventh day,
Warley was followed by a
Sisters city worker and was
observed turning off Three
Creek Road towards Pine
Meadows Ranch.
“Since Pine Meadow
Ranch is where he disap-
peared after leaving town,
I suggested to the PET that
the trap should be moved to
the PMR driveway off Elm,”
Omodt told The Nugget.
The ranch driveway is
where the PET trap was
moved to on Thanksgiving
morning. The trap was baited
with chicken strips and
Baughman placed Warley’s
blanket and a dirty T-shirt of
his in the trap as well.
Ann Brewer, PET volun-
teer, was assigned to check
the trap on Friday morning.
Brewer said, “It was
Thanksgiving weekend and
most volunteers for PET live
in Bend, so they reached out
to a few of us living in Sisters
to see if we could help check
the trap. I was to check early
Friday morning.”
“My daughter Sarah and I
were on our way to the trap
after a five-minute stop for
coffee. As we turned into the
driveway of the ranch, we
could see the trap. At first it
looked empty, then as we got
closer, Sarah noticed a small
animal lying curled up beside
the trap. We stopped the car
about 50 yards from the trap
and were able to make out
that the small animal was in
fact Warley!”
Brewer and her daugh-
ter slowly stepped out of the
car and approached Warley,
who appeared to be drawn
to Sarah’s bagel that she had
purchased at Sisters Coffee.
“His sole focus was on
the food and not on us,”
Brewer said. “Sarah was able
to keep him zoned onto the
food while I was able to wrap
a leash behind and around
his front legs and neck so to
provide a solid temporary
restraint until we could the
put the harness on. Warley
was willing to allow us to put
on the harness and guide him,
with food, to the back of the
Baughman was in Salem
when he received the heart-
warming phone call from
Brewer. He asked if she would
take Warley to Omodt’s house
in Sisters until he arrived.
“When we found Warley
he was in the initial stages
of hypothermia,” Brewer
said. “His shivering was
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CRASH: Driver
lost control on
ice-slick roads
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east of Sisters on a report of
a single vehicle crashed into
a tree.
Upon arrival, deputies
located a Dodge pickup,
which had come to rest block-
ing both lanes of travel.
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire
Department paramedics eval-
uated the driver and trans-
ported him via ground ambu-
lance to St. Charles Medical
Center-Redmond for treat-
ment of non-life-threatening
The investigation revealed
the driver was traveling
westbound on Highway 126
when he lost control of his
pickup on the slick roadway.
The pickup left the roadway,
struck a tree and came to rest
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tors to the crash.
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restricted to one lane or
totally blocked for about an
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convulsive, and he was skin
and bones. It had been nine
days since he had been lost
and we believed it was pos-
sible that he was near death.
“I am thankful to PET for
providing the platform of ser-
vices so that we can do res-
cues like this and so grateful
to be able to be a part of such
a well-organized operation,”
Brewer added.
The Omodts warmed
Warley up, gave him some
water and food and waited by
the fire for his pet parents to
arrive from Salem.
“Sisters community was
extremely willing and help-
ful, very supportive and sen-
sitive,” Baughman told The
Nugget. “With their help the
outcome was that Warley was
found in good shape despite
being lost for nine days with
frigid nights. Thank you,
Dolson added “The com-
munity’s support in the search
for Warley was really incred-
ible and certainly heartwarm-
ing. Social media was full of
Warley posts and updates on
a sometimes hourly and cer-
tainly daily basis. He was the
talk of the town.”
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