This is her response back to me when I asked her about dogs being live stock:
I really cannot explain that comment to you, but I am going to try...................But, You would have had to have spent the day with me to really feel it.
I was asked to help/intercede on two intact short rope tied up Pit Bulls that seem to be part of a Hispanic household. An already reported observation by a neighbor to Animal Control over the past 12 months has accomplished nothing.
Think about 12 months on a short rope winter, spring, summer, and fall.
This request was made by a volunteer for a Spay & Neuter Program to me specifically. This volunteer woman lives in the same neighborhood and has to see these two dogs daily. She was sick about what she kept observing and had tried to help.
She has even printed up info in Spanish for them about not "chaining" their dogs, etc. Very confrontational.
I was attempting to obtain photos since Animal Control will not do anything unless we can prove the dogs have not had water or food being offered within certain time frames............ Regardless of there being no shelter for these two dogs and Bend does have a WINTER and a SUMMER!
I was not able to get the necessary photos or even an address of this house. I was hoping to contact the owners of this rental and then I was going to try to be diplomatic with my inquires about the tied up dogs, etc.
I was not in the best mood last night when I e-mailed you after my confrontation with this other culture's non-regard for "their livestock"....their wording not mine. I tried to tell them their dogs were not goats..............I am so happy they did NOT have guns. My next not too bright idea is to offer to buy these dogs..........
Please accept my apologies. I was on the defensive and my reasoning was not applicable to your e-mail's content.
Another words, I was way out of context with my e-mail to you after a very frustrating situation of absolute dog/Pit Bull abuse with the added burden of language.
My husband has warned me that I could really get myself in trouble if I spoke Spanish.
Please accept my non explanation for "livestock"..................there isn't one. And, now I have a new issue with "Capone's" breeder who is a local "Pit Bull" breeder as I expected.
"Capone" wandered into the Redmond Shelter last Nov. at a very young age. He was adopted and given the name "Roman," and then whoever adopted him passed him along to some lady, and then she dumped him back at the shelter.....................but there are conflicting stories!
There is a woman, Gwen, who is breeding and she should NOT be.
I have now contacted her about one of her puppies , "Capone," ending up at the Humane Society Shelter in Nov. and once again being there in May. I have not heard back from her as yet.
Many of the "Pits" that are here in our Central Oregon Shelters are from Gwen's breeding program. This situation is VERY frustrating!
I am going to e-mail you her web site since "she" is one of the reasons you have the unnecessary need to have "Dead Dog Walking"...........
I apologize again for last night's e-mail. Helen Keller is my attitude inspiration for this month with her:
"THE POWER OF ONE"
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."