Mr. & Mrs. went to pick up the 2 newest fosters, Samantha & Ginger. They followed the same routine that they have followed for the 50+ fosters that came before these two, but something went wrong & Ginger bolted. Immediately Mr. & Mrs. tried to track Ginger down, but since it was nighttime & dark, seeing her was very difficult. Every time they would spot Ginger, she would run the other direction. They tried taking Samantha out with them to see if that would help lure Ginger out. They took good treats with them too. Most of the night was spent out trying to find her. Mrs. tried to make herself feel better by reminding everyone that there are more than 5 dogs that run our neighborhood loose & they get by just fine. She hoped that Ginger made friends with them & that they would keep her warm until she got back home. They took the blanket that Samantha & Ginger had shared & put it at the end of the driveway in case Ginger was trying to find her way back. They put out a big bowl of food & water. Bright & early the next morning, they went out looking again. When they did not spot her, they went to local stores & hung up posters, called local vets & made sure to leave information with the local pound. The rest of the time was spent going door to door with no luck. More than 24 hours had passed when they found out that a pittie had been hit by a car & was at the pound. Mr. went to see if this pittie was Ginger & he called to let Mrs. know that it was indeed her & that she was able to walk, but he could tell that she was in pain. He gently placed her in the car & raced to the vet's office. After taking x-rays, the dr. let them know that the news was not good. Both of poor Ginger's back legs were broken & on top of that, her bladder had burst. STAR has previously worked with an orthopedic surgeon & the surgeon was consulted, but in the end, everyone knew that the right choice was for Ginger to be let free. Mr. went to McDonald's & bought a big meal for Ginger. Mr. stayed with Ginger while she enjoyed her food & was with her as she slipped away. Saying that the people were heartbroken was an understatement. The guilt that they felt was agonizing, but in the end I helped them see that accidents happen & no matter how perfect you try to be, you can't control everything & if they let their fear & guilt hold them back, more dogs may not get the chance to find their forever homes.