The Billhardtz Animal shelter Facebook page posted an interesting followup story recently. This is the sweet conclusion of a lost dog story. For many months earlier this year a big Golden Retriever type dog had been seen in many places around town. He was in yards on the east side, off Keebler, Bissell, etc and try as they might, no one could ever corral him and bring him to safety. Many put out food which he ate, others tried to talk him into coming to them, all to no avail. The minute he saw anyone, he'd take off. These sightings went on for a long time as more people saw him, the story got more heartbreaking and frustrating as attempts to save him went no where.
Finally someone was able to get him into a yard and close the gate. Or some such. He then went to a place where he was found to have heartworms and began treatment. He also learned to be socialized. And yesterday the news came that he was adopted to a loving family and the photo shows a really happy dog. I am so glad to learn the end of this story of a dog now named Kimble.
Also an aerial photo of the former home of Collinsville's famous gangster from years past. The story always was that he lived in a huge home east of town surrounded by a moat. Many have wanted to see this location but never found it. So this picture is intriguing in a historic kind of way.