“I was a bit surprised since I recognized the location and knew that there were not many homes in the area,” animal control director Erika Cole told The Dodo. “I was hoping that the poor thing hadn't jumped out of a car window, or something worse.”
When the shelter dispatched an officer to the scene, he couldn’t believe his eyes. There was no dog — but there was, in fact, a messy wig at the side of the road with a pink hair band in it.
Polletta, having not been able to get a close enough look as she drove by, had accidentally called animal control on a wig. “My officer came back to the shelter and through streams of laughter, told me that the deceased dog was actually the flattest wig he had ever seen!” Cole said. “We all got a pretty good laugh out of the situation and we were very much relieved that it was not a dog!”