My boss Kerri, who has the biggest heart I have EVER seen has gone through hell this week. She had to put not one, but TWO of her dogs down in ONE DAY due to cancer.
I have seen Kerri sob her eyes out because we had to put down a blind duck. She is broken over this.
She is the most amazing boss, and she truly and sincerely loves each and ever animal that comes into Pets Alive. My heart breaks for her. Please read this article that she wrote:
[quote]Farewell to Zack, a "throw-away" dog.
My dog Zack died today.
Zack was just eight years old and like all your dogs are to you (I am sure), he was very special to me.
I am not writing this story to make you all miserable with me. Heavens knows if you love your animals you are either going through this too, have gone through this, or WILL go through this. All true animal lovers know and recognize this awful pain.
The point of my story today is to showcase some issues in our society that so desperately need to be fixedâ€¦and why I believe in Best Friends and their mission. Above all, I truly believe that THIS organization can accomplish the goals they lay out in their master plan.
So now let me tell you about my sweet dog, Zack. First off, his name was Zachoroy. ZackOrRoy. That is because when he came to me, his name was Damien. We looked at him and KNEW that had to go. You see, Zack was a Rottweiler and Damien was the name of the vicious, Satan-possessed Rottweiler in The Omen. So we knew the name could not stay and we looked at him and he was very goofy and silly looking and we just could not decide between Roy and Zach and so ZackOrRoy was created.
So Zackaroy came to me as a result of a call from my good friend Anjie. Anjie is an animal control officer in Massachusetts. At the time, the shelters there, at least in her area, put down all Akitas, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers within 72 hours of their coming into the shelter if not claimed.
These breeds are vicious after all.
Canâ€™t be trusted with people.
Most of them attack their owners or viciously bite someone at some point in their life.
Just stop it.
How absurd is this?
How many dogs have gone to their deaths because of this STUPID, yes STUPID misconception? Why donâ€™t we put to death or at LEAST PUNISH people that CREATE these very stereotypes by training dogs to do what they think is fun. Michael Vick is just one case of this type of abuse. Better that he get punished than the dogs he â€˜createdâ€