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Postby LMM » December 15th, 2008, 8:54 am

In this instance, humane euthanasia is probably the best for this innocent animal since there is no money to care for her and the adults in her life haven't taken very good care of her at all. Having said that, you do realize you are talking about a LIFE? I'm only asking because as an animal rescuer your comments of "disposal" and "have the E vet euthanize her and be done with it" and "I didn't want the dog in the first place" are really disturbing to me.
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Postby blabsforbullies » December 15th, 2008, 11:24 am

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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! :sad2: 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. :x To be that cavalier about it is more than a little disturbing. :confused: 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. :sad3:

I wish you all the luck in the world. I hope that whatever the outcome, peace can be found. :heartbeat:
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 15th, 2008, 11:29 am

Well said, Dr. Blabs!

I am seriously disturbed by the turn of events in this post...and I hope only that the dog doesn't suffer in any way. :sad2:
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Postby LMM » December 15th, 2008, 11:34 am

Omigod in heaven :shock: I totally read that last line wrong!!!

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The ground is as good as any?!!?!?!? Are you freaking serious?


If you choose to euth her, I sincerely hope you show her some love and a kind hand in her final moments. She deserves that respect.
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Postby madremissy » December 15th, 2008, 11:39 am

Good Gosh, You know how people feel about animals on this board. So I would ask you to please choose your words more wisely!
I am praying for that poor dog right now.
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Postby mnp13 » December 15th, 2008, 11:49 am

Please do not use my post as a reason to "dispose" of a dog through rehoming or putting her down.

Do I feel that it is the "right" thing to do considering you have limited financial resources and the odds of your being able to place the dogs in good homes? Yes, but that doesn't make it a callous decision. I said that first sentence because there are plenty of people who would rather die themselves than put down a dog, let alone a pregnant one. It's a sad reality that death is often the best thing for the dogs and people involved. That does NOT make it ok to talk about those deaths as if you are throwing away used tissues.

When I was looking for a home for Lucy I was completely unprepared for the stress of placing one dog. Would the home be good? Would she be treated well? Would they really spay her as promised? Would she end up a yard dog after she left the cute puppy stage? Would she end up in a crate 24/7 for doing normal puppy things? and on and on and on and on. I couldn't have dreamed for a better home than she ended up in, but until I found Chris (well, to be exact, she found me) I was a wreck - quite literally. I can not imagine having to deal with a litter of puppies and the mom.

The time, money and stress of taking on what you are planning to do is daunting. That's not a slam, but you really need to consider your resources here. If you can't do it, the best thing for you and her and the puppies is to have some play time, feed her some greasy yummy fast food and then hold her and pet her while the vet puts her down.
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Postby KJS » December 15th, 2008, 12:54 pm

I won't even bother to ask why you didn't have her spayed a month ago when you got her and abort the litter then


that would of been my first question too...I sincerely hope that this poor dog gets the veterinary attention she deserves RIGHT NOW...you can look for ways to pay for it later....she can not wait :(
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Postby amazincc » December 15th, 2008, 1:36 pm

Wonderful "holiday" post, blackdoggy. :rolleyes2: >(

Now do that poor dog a favor and get her taken care of.
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Postby blackdoggy » December 15th, 2008, 2:13 pm

She has been taken to the local pound for euthanasia, my pal down there didn't really want to take her but I said I can't handle pups and mom I mean I have gone through nearly two full 40lb bags of food in less than a month :cry: It is rather rough since she was a sweet dog but she was costing me a fortune and I know I wouldn't have been able pay for vet care. I barely go through one fifty pound bag of food a month and I am almost down to the last ten in the bag I bought two weeks ago :( I did what was best I didn't choose the best words but it is very frigging tough having to give up a dog that I can't save or afford :cry: . I was not planning on letting the people take any puppies until they paid for and showed me the receipt for the clinic anyhow shes gonna be in a better place now :sad2: .
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Postby madremissy » December 15th, 2008, 2:14 pm

RIP poor little girl.
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Postby amazincc » December 15th, 2008, 2:17 pm

RIP, little Momma and puppies. :sad2:
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Postby mnp13 » December 15th, 2008, 2:23 pm

I'm sorry :(
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Postby LMM » December 15th, 2008, 2:33 pm

This breaks my heart, I hope someone is with her :(
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Postby Pit♥bull » December 15th, 2008, 2:43 pm

I wonder if anyone has ever been bitten crossing the bridge >(
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 15th, 2008, 2:57 pm

RIP Momma & pups...hopefully you're out of pain. :(
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Postby cheekymunkee » December 15th, 2008, 3:06 pm

I am glad the poor puppy is out of her misery. :cry:
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Postby KJS » December 15th, 2008, 3:09 pm

my pal down there didn't really want to take her but I said I can't handle pups and mom


The question of what you can or can't handle was'nt uppermost in my mind to be honest....the main priority was that the dog recieved medical attention ( however that had to come about)...I suppose that as she was definately ill being PTS was best in this case...I hope she was ill for your sake...or no matter how well you word a post to us you will always know the truth of the matter...

whats galling me is the fact that I am prety sure that if you had just asked advice earlier this could of been avoided...heck I am pretty sure that some of the lovely people here would have even helped you out with some funding...but you chose to wait until the last mment and even to lecve the dog to get sick before you posted a word...what possessed you to wait so long?
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Postby Malli » December 15th, 2008, 4:04 pm

I'm not trying to be harsh, but thinking of the future of your own dogs I have to ask...
If you have trouble affording an extra bag of food, how are you going to afford veterinary care for the dogs you have?
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 15th, 2008, 5:54 pm

RIP Mom dog and puppies...
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Postby BritneyP » December 15th, 2008, 6:17 pm

blackdoggy wrote: anyhow shes gonna be in a better place now :sad2: .


You can say THAT again. :shock:
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