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Old 08-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I could have gone without seeing that.... At first I thought it was the dog who had firecrackers blown up in his mouth....

Why keep the dog alive? Yeah, it's nice to save a hero, but she doesn't look like she'll be able to eat, looks like she's probably blind, and will likely have a slew of health problems due to her snout being gone....
I'd rather her be put to sleep and die with some dignity than waiting until she's starving because she can't eat or have some kind of infection that calls for her to be euthanized....
(Sorry if that didn't really make sense - no sleep)....
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't look at these - I agree that to keep this poor dog alive is inhumane - from well meaning people - but still inhumane....

Hugs to the poor girl and I hope they don't make her suffer any longer!

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I understand they mean well.. but they need to consider quality of life... comfort... happiness... the dog may be alive simply for the people... that isn't fair. I can't imagine the dog is going to remain healthy for long like that, if it is at all at this point.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh God, that poor dog. I realize it's a different country, but to let that poor thing get pregnant and have puppies adds insult to injury. This is horrific.

The people say their dog "saved" their children from a motorcycle. I'd bet the farm that what actually happened is that the dog simply chased and attacked a motorcycle. To imply that the motorcycle was "bearing down" on two children and the dog "saved" them by taking out the cyclist, is pretty fanciful.

Personally, I don't even like how people let dogs with two legs hop around for the TV cameras. I'm sorry, call me heartless, but if I had a puppy born with two legs, it would be euthanized. To call it "inspirational" to watch a two-legged dog attempt to get around is nothing more than a cruel freakshow. Can you imagine the pain of a dog walking on its hind legs because it has no front legs, what it must do to the dog's spine?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sometimes I think the kindest thing you can do for an animal is to end their suffering.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That's disgusting. Maybe the dog has a will to live, yes, but it is a difficult and miserable life ahead. How is her snout (or what is left of it..) not infected?

Recently had something similar at work: an older lab, covered in lumps, everything.. the dog had some kind of defect in it's old age. I'm not sure how to explain it, but the dog couldn't walk on his paws and his paws (toe?) were all mangled on top of each other and everywhere.. It would be like us walking on our wrists and ankles. He just laid there, barked and barked but still had life in his eyes. When I first saw him, my jaw dropped for a good few minutes. I had never seen anything like it before. Maybe a torn ACL is comparable? The dog could barely walk 30 steps, and barely hold himself up to potty. I think if people see their dog destruct like that, it's not that bad. Because they are used to it.. whereas when somebody else sees it, it's like oh my gosh. Put the poor thing down, will to live or not.. Quality of life anyone?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh God, that poor dog. I realize it's a different country, but to let that poor thing get pregnant and have puppies adds insult to injury. This is horrific.

The people say their dog "saved" their children from a motorcycle. I'd bet the farm that what actually happened is that the dog simply chased and attacked a motorcycle. To imply that the motorcycle was "bearing down" on two children and the dog "saved" them by taking out the cyclist, is pretty fanciful.

Personally, I don't even like how people let dogs with two legs hop around for the TV cameras. I'm sorry, call me heartless, but if I had a puppy born with two legs, it would be euthanized. To call it "inspirational" to watch a two-legged dog attempt to get around is nothing more than a cruel freakshow. Can you imagine the pain of a dog walking on its hind legs because it has no front legs, what it must do to the dog's spine?
Agreed! Agreed! Agreed!

sometimes I look at those causes on facebook, chip ins, "rescue efforts" and whatnot and all I can think is: "WHY?"

Why do you put that dog through more suffering, put them out of their misery, it's not getting better, but those are the heartwrenching stories, geared towards bleeding hearts and they will react on it.

I can't see anything inspirational about this story. It's insane and cruel. Why put the dog through it, let alone put it through the stress and ship it to the US. Just let him go...
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The people say their dog "saved" their children from a motorcycle. I'd bet the farm that what actually happened is that the dog simply chased and attacked a motorcycle. To imply that the motorcycle was "bearing down" on two children and the dog "saved" them by taking out the cyclist, is pretty fanciful.
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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oh gawd viewer discretion is advised i agree with you...but at the same time i really do wonder, i've heard the family loves her and she is well taken care of and that there may possibly be reconstructive surgery done on her...
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