mnp13 wrote:It reminds me of that poor dog who was thrown on the grill a few years ago. They put her through surgery after surgery and got thousands upon thousands of dollars in donations and then eventually put her to sleep anyway. Their excuse was that she was still "wagging her tail" and "gave kisses." So what? All that says is that she had good temperament, not that she was not suffering horribly. Frankly, it was torture for her for the selfish "look at how good this makes us feel for helping her" excuse. I personally have told people that the best option for their dog is putting it down instead of turning it into a shelter, because death is sometimes a better option for the dog - so no, I don't feel bad about passing judgement on the people who did that to that dog. Sorry if I sound high-and-mighty but
I have a friend who is a nurse in a burn ward, my mother also worked in a burn ward. There is nothing that isn't excruciating about burns. I really don't care if she was showing it or not, that dog was in blinding pain. Part of the problem with burns is that you can't give the same amount of pain killers that you would give for a similarly serious injury because of the trauma to the nervous system. I have heard all sorts of funny/gory stories about nursing, you name it, I've probably heard it. But in 35 years of my mom grossing us out on purpose, not a single story comes from the burn unit. Not one.
Intentional or not, these cases have very little to do with the animal involved. It's all about the people wanting to feel good about "helping" the animal. It has nothing to do with the animal's well being.
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