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01-03-2014 02:30 PM
sunsets These idiots would rather shove their problem onto someone else than face up to the consequences of abandoning their pet. It's easy to hand over a dog to a nice rescuer and tell themselves everything is going to work out.

It's harder to drop off that poor dog at the county shelter knowing darn well there's a good chance that Rover will get euthanized.

If they can't find a softie to take the dog, the turn to option 3 - the "shelter dump". I see it all the time here - rather than face down a sad dog as they hand over the lead, the cowards open up the car door at the foot of the driveway to the local "animal sanctuary" and leave their pet behind. Out of sight, out of mind. (I think this is how Heinz wound up at my friends barn - it's just up the road).

The really awful part about this is said "animal sanctuary" is very close to being a hoarding situation. The place is owned by a crazy woman, and only the volunteers are keeping things somewhat OK. Authorities have been notified, but it's Texas, so.....
12-27-2013 04:05 PM
selzer Ok, I am sure that I should be able to get that. Maybe you all could suggest some type of substance that will make it all clear to me.
12-27-2013 03:49 PM
David Taggart Advertised pets in such adverts - are already brand pets. Like in the art auction, people buy not the pictures, they buy names. Are they of a secondary class humans? Of course they are, same immorals as those who dumped those pets. Somebody dump their parents... Because there is no law in US.
Things are very different in UK. You should pass a test in order to find out can you be a dog owner or not, and, God forbid, you cross
They will make sure, you don't own any pets, there is a lot of evidence to that in UK. That is one of reasons why I like European countries.
70 per cent of population in any country do not have a morality code for themselves, generally, people's actions should be adjusted by the law. Please, don't say people don't kill each other because of Christian teaching... That simply isn't true.
12-27-2013 03:10 PM
Darth_Ariel Any time I'm on Craigslist I see one or two of these ads and they drive me crazy, what's worse is the ones who breed their dog or have an "accidental" litter and throw that threat out there. "Pay me for these puppies or I'll be forced to take them to the shelter"
12-27-2013 02:44 PM
Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
If it's an adoptable dog, I'll have better access to it at the shelter, can get it vaxxed, speutered, and HW tested -- and I will have time to find an appropriate foster home without the urgency of manufactured manipulation.

It's just not a threat here. Go ahead, dump the dog at a shelter. In this part of the country, if it's remotely adoptable and not a pittie, that dog will have a good home in < 48 hours.

I'm actually a little surprised that I have never once gotten this "threat," though -- at least not directly. I've gotten requests for help from other people in my rescue group who have been subjected to dog dumps, but me personally? Nope.

I guess it's just that obvious that I have a heart of stone.
12-27-2013 01:32 AM
Cheyanna Talk about manipulating people, the American humane society (national) not local has lots of ads of sad dogs and cats. Then tells you give us $ to save them. Ha the $ doesn't save those animals.

I am with Suzie. Not all dogs can or should be saved, but I am miles from PETA where the only good pet is a dead one.

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12-27-2013 12:13 AM
brembo A good friend of mine has started dating someone that goes through dogs like new shoes. Once the novelty wears off the dogs are pretty much left to defend for themselves. Said friend bought a GSD for his new crush a few months into the relationship. I begged and pleaded with him to not do this, but.....

The newest dog acquisition is an Alsatian/Pitty mix, cute as a button and a very likeable dog. It chewed up a seatbelt in a car and now it's doggie-non-grata. That'll be number 4 in the year or so the two have been together.

But hey, I'm the one with a pure GSD female pup for free, so something good did come of it all. I didn't steal her per-se, but I would be nervous in a court of law if anyone pushed the issue.
12-26-2013 11:11 PM
middleofnowhere Jenna,

I'm with you to a certain extent. It IS hard to watch thousands pour in to save one badly injured dog when uninjured, deserving of a home dogs will be killed because there is no room or no money to make room & care for. Good comes of this, though, I supposed when extra money is raised and goes to support the shelter.

It's just a hard hard question in a very imperfect world.
12-26-2013 09:34 PM
selzer If a dog is in serious pain, and has no home, put it out of its pain. Save the funds that would have been used to treat that dog, and put that dog through a recovery process to give another couple of dogs the opportunity to survive.

Yeah, I know its not possible. People will give to help a critter burned over 75% of its body, or to rehabilitate an aggressive Rottweiler that has bit two shelter workers already, but they won't give to an ordinary mongrel or purebred who is facing the needle simply because its time is up.

Of course, that is another rant for another day, that has been brought up and shot down many a time.

Bah Humbug! I guess my Christmas Spirit got used up yesterday.
12-26-2013 08:51 PM
mycobraracr The fact is, you can't save them all. I try and help out when I can but that's all I can do. The sympathy card is played everywhere and it frustrates me to. Just look on many rescue/shelter sites. All you see are the sad stories of the deathly ill, crippled, or whatever dog. Everyone is so quick to give money to save them or adopt them, all the while taking a home away from a perfectly healthy dog. If the dogs not healthy, put it down. Yes I know that's not a popular opinion here but oh well, I think the Spartans had the right idea with human children as well.

I'm trying to work with a lady right now who has had her "dream" dog for the last six plus years. She imported the dog titled and blah blah blah, is now moving and can't take her dog. Really? Okay well it's a beautiful dog I'm sure I can find it a nice retirement home, but I just don't understand it.
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