mnp13 wrote:Perhaps I am a cold hearted bitch, but I'd put her down... with the puppies still unborn.
Finding a home for a mother dog and 4 pups (here's hoping it's a small litter) with responsible owners is going to be a HUGE chore, do you have the time and money to do full evaluations on any potential adopters? If you can't afford vet care for her now, how will you afford care for her and the puppies after?
It's very hard to responsibly place pure breeds, mix breeds will be more difficult.
Her chances in a shelter are pretty grim as well.
And I feel the same way about all pregnant dogs in rescue. Do a spay/abort or put the mother down with the puppies still unborn. There are too many dogs out there already, another litter isn't going to help matters.
This is YOUR
decision, and YOUR
dog now. YOU
are the one that has the choice on how this situation should be handled. Take responsibility for YOUR
dog and YOUR
actions. Do NOT
do it because of one person's opinions, even mine. None of us are there, with the dog, nor do we know the full situation. Having someone tell you that they think the dog should be put down doesn't mean you need to "be done with it" or "dispose of her in the ground". Please have some compassion, for God's sake!
Yes, it probably is the right thing to do, but it is because it IS
the compassionate thing to do. Not because it the "ground is as good as any" option.
To be that cavalier about it is more than a little disturbing.
I take all the euthanasias I do extremely seriously, and it is a gift to end their suffering. Not because it is as good as an alternative as anything else. But then to basically defend your statements by quoting one person's opinion (who, by the way, had an entirely different point, in my opinion
), just makes it all that much worse.
I am sure that you are upset. And maybe that is why you chose the words you did. Forums are sometimes not the easiest to express one's true feelings. I hope that is the case. I know when I am angry or upset, I'm not always good at communication. But, as someone pointed out, this is an INNOCENT
life that deserves to be treated with respect
, even when they can't read what is being said.
I wish you all the luck in the world. I hope that whatever the outcome, peace can be found.