Well, yesterday I witnessed the strangest thing to be turned into lost and found in my 10.5 years working there. A dog.
He looked like this puppy in the image, but a little older
The poor thing was visiting from North Carolina with an irresponsible owner. After calling the vet that was labeled on his tags, they mentioned that we were the second caller for the dog "Pepsi" and the owner said to just let the dog roam and he will find his way home. Um, no! There are busy streets around campus and we were not going to allow that! Also, the dog was not in his home territory. So Char did some investigating to locate the owner directly and strongly urged that they come pick the dog up rather then letting him roam around the area. Good thing!
In the mean time, our new visitor was a happy go lucky, clean and healthy looking bundle of energy. He kept going back and forth between offices for attention. He was definitely the best entertaining lost and found item I've seen!
About a half-hour later, Pepsi's owner stopped by to pick up her dog. I'm not too sure how I feel about Pepsi's owner, since she had not expresed concern that he had got out in the first place, but I'm happy he found his way to us yesterday morning so he wouldn't get hurt. He was such a wonderful surprise on a Monday morning too!