airwalk wrote:That last evening when you pulled up to the shelter to abandon you dog that you were doing more than simply walking away from your best friend?
Did you think that when you tied this senior Rottweiler with very severe hip dysplasia to the tree that you were relegating him to a night on the cold, hard ground where his hip would get more sore?
Did you wonder how he panicked as he saw your car drive away?
Did you sleep well last evening wondering if he was watching for your car to come back and get him?
Did you wonder how frightened he was this morning when I arrived at work and he didn't know who I was?
Did you think that maybe between his fear and bewilderment and pain that it might be very hard to get him off the tree? Did you realize that if he had bitten me when I tried to unclip him that he would have had to suffer through quarantine? Did you realize you might be putting someone else in danger because YOUR best friend didn't know what to let me do?
Did you hope that we would be extra kind and find a way to get him untied without having to use a ketch pole on him?
Did you sleep well last evening knowing that your good friend with his bad skin and sore hips would be shivering by this morning?
Did you sleep well knowing that you had left him in a shelter that is already too full and with his age and health may not ever leave the shelter? Or was that your way of avoiding your responsibility to make the final loving decision for him?
Did you hope we would be kind and would offer him a warm, dry, place with a soft bed to spend the next 7 days while you tried to forget you just abandoned your best friend?
If you slept well last night, shame on you..because he didn't. If you forgot him today while you went about your daily life, shame on you, because he's been looking for you all day.
If you hoped we would be kind and take good care of him and get him off the tree without causing him stress and we would feed him good food and clean water and provide him with a comfy bed to pad his old bones...then you were right..we did.
Shame on you.
I wonder....if the kind of people who would do this are scared away by the posted signs, what will happen to the animals? Will they then be dumped on the side of a road, in a park, etc.
It just sucks.
Marinepits wrote:Diana, what can you (in your state) actually charge them with if you catch them?
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