|08-27-2013 06:15 PM|
Very sad situation VTgirl.
Yup. Got to meet a super sweet English setter that is field dog who hunts often and also well loved. The man who owns him is quite proud of his dog and the dog is very well trained. Beautiful animal who gets to do what he was bred to do.
|08-27-2013 05:47 PM|
It was a horrible situation those pups were / are in.
But I would like to add there are many responsible pet owners who own dogs for no other purpose than hunting.
|08-27-2013 05:30 PM|
It is quite the debate on if i should let her know i will take the dog or not..
|08-27-2013 05:08 PM|
|kiya||I hear of so many sad stories. Dogs are not disposable. Unfortunately some people don't get it. I don't understand because when I look I to my dogs eyes I get it. Maybe you can save the other dog, but then they will probably get another.|
|08-27-2013 03:49 PM|
Totally vexed at this ridiculous happening.
Hoping that if i can share my frustration and sadness with a family and their dogs it will let me let go of it better.
So my little sisters friend's family have a large house and plenty of money. Their son who is about 15 years old is apparently into hunting. So the parents decide to get him a dog, but get two. They get little puppies. A hound and a lab-mix. However, the father is allergic to dogs. (They knew this before they go puppies, they knew they would have to keep them in the garage!) So they keep the puppies in the garage. Do they get to be socialized? No, no.. They don't get to go in the house. It's not like puppies need socializing or structure.. So if you want to see them, you go in the garage.
If that isn't sad enough, that these puppies are meant for one purpose for their son's hunting and not given the attention they need.. Well now that they are about 8-9 months old. They have aggression towards people.. Specially one, whom bit a child and the child had to go the ER. The parents weren't home. And my little sisters friend was holding the two dogs, one in each hand. The little girl, she (My little sisters friend) was watching, made her way near the dogs, after my sisters friend told her not to. And one of the dogs freed itself form the grip of a 12 year old and bit the kid.
The dog was euthanized. And after the parents debated on also euthanizing the other one, they ended up not doing so.
Yesterday, i almost sent a message to the mom of the family, letting her know that i would take the dog if they no longer wanted it and I would find it a home.
CLEARLY, it was the people's fault. This family is a nice family in general. But by NO MEANS dog savvy.. Even the one fact of letting their 12 year old being in charge of 2 unstable dogs while having children over is alone a huge red flag. And having puppies being isolated most of their lives and not proper training and socializing is all on them. And because of which, the dogs have to be the true victims of this happening.
It is just so sad. Makes me very glad of my decision of saving Zelda. Who is fear aggressive towards people.. If someone like them owned her, I have no doubt they would have euthanized her by now. People give up way to easy these days, its as if dogs are disposable.. Because "you can always get another one!"
It is just so sad.. I KNOW we (the shelter i work at) could have found that dog a home. It is so young we have dealt with some difficult dogs before and are extremely careful with re-homing them to the right homes, but because of the age, it would have been easier.
Maybe I am just in rage because i see so many horrible pet owners make and do stupid things. And i just cannot stand it!!!! People who get rid of their dogs because they want to go on vacation, or because they are shedding too much, or jumping on guests, or after owning a dog for 10 years from a puppy dont have enough time for it anymore.... UGH!
Thanks for letting me vent, sorry guys!