Aiken’s infamous stray dog, Ruth, rescued after a year and a half


An “escape-artist extraordinaire dog” returned home this weekend after traveling for a year and a half. 

Aiken’s infamous “Ruth” escaped from ‘Shelter Animals Matter,’ a non profit that treats heart worm- positive dogs, last spring. Since then, she has been making her way through the city. The organization tracked Ruth the entire time– building a trap to lure the pup in. Ruth was captured and rescued at Designer Builders off of Dougherty Road Saturday.

“This trap is what is considered a “missy trap.” It is basically anything that is homemade. You just have to know the dog. The gate latches when it closes and there are some springs to close it very quickly,” Marcia Plunkett, who helped rescue Ruth, said. 

Ruth will stay with the Plunkett family for a few months, then a special family will be taking her home. 

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