Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Bethany Jewell poses for a portrait with Nick, a 3-year-old Lhaso Apso, and her twins Abbie and Brice, both 4, in the Northwest Forest subdivision of Beaumont on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. When the family returned home after Hurricane Rita, Nick jumped out of a window and escaped while the fence had blown over. Because he had a tag with a telephone number, he was returned to the family without involving animal control.
Before anyone asks, I returned Nick (technically, Nick found me). Consequently, the image isn't as good as I would normally like because they weren't exactly excited about making a portrait at a highway intersection.
What's important is the need for pets to have a current telephone number on their collar. If it hadn't been for the number, this story would have been much more complicated.