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12-15-2014 09:24 PM
huntergreen wonder if a 10.00 script of antibiotics would have fixed the labs pee problem.
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by Castlemaid View Post
A co-worker had a Lab that never got any attention. It was still pretty young, around 1 year old. The dog was only allowed out in the yard, or the basement. Of course, he got destructive, unruly, hyper, barky. Of course, all this was the dog's fault. So she gave it to her father who lived on a ranch in Alberta. She told me later that the dog lived outside, and to keep him from running off, her dad tied a car tire to his collar, so he had to drag the thing everywhere he went. It was suppossed to discourage ranging too far from home.

Well, the dog went missing for a few days (not that anyone cared, apparently), and when he showed up, his face was covered in porcupine quills. Looked like he had been quilled a few days back, as they were quite deep and infection was setting in. The dog was euthanized.

She was telling me all this while laughing - I failed to get the humour in it.
That is horrific...while I try not to be judgemental I guess I am
12-04-2014 09:33 AM
Originally Posted by SusiQ View Post
I hope there's a special place in **** for anyone who would knowingly harm, recklessly abandon or abuse an innocent animal.
I agree with that 100%!

Also people that get animals and ignore their medical conditions or leave them outside and don't interact with them or physically and mentally abuse their dogs, they disgust me, don't get animals if you don't plan on getting them Vet care, spending time with them or loving them.

I could never abandon an animal that dedicated 17 years of it's life to me. That is heartless, that animal deserves all your love and a peaceful, stress-free, caring home until it passes.

12-03-2014 04:23 PM
SusiQ I hope there's a special place in **** for anyone who would knowingly harm, recklessly abandon or abuse an innocent animal.
11-15-2014 02:35 AM
Pax8 I'm really glad I moved stores for exactly this reason. The last one had a shelter branch in the store and owners were still supposed to take animals to the main shelter for intake, but we still had a lot trying to drop off pets in the store. A couple of small dogs were just straight up abandoned in the aisles. Had several people come to me as the dog trainer asking where they could drop off their dog for the shelter to take. And it was almost always something ridiculous like it shed too much, it was too hyper when they didn't walk it, it barked too much when they left it in the backyard. I had to hold my tongue for a really long time.

There was one couple I actually called animal control about. They had a very old small breed dog (a dachsund mix or something) that they didn't want to keep anymore but they didn't want to pay a fee to have it euthanized. So they were actively looking for a large dog aggressive dog to KILL the smaller dog so they would have a new dog and wouldn't have to pay the final fee for the small dog. I had to leave after talking to them because I was physically sickened.
11-14-2014 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by Bridget View Post
Another problem I have is with people who give a dog with serious medical problems to a shelter.
I don't like this either. It's just making it into their problem, and it isn't like they're rolling in money.

If you cannot care for your good friend, I think it is actually more honorable to usher them out of life yourself than it is to give them up right at the end. I've had a vet discuss euthanasia as an option for a cat if we couldn't afford the surgery he needed; they put it out there as an option if it wasn't possible to pay for treatment. (He got the surgery.)

The only time I'd reserve judgment is if there are extenuating financial circumstances that mean they really can't pay for either the treatment or the euthanasia. There but for the grace of God...and I can't even imagine how hard that would be.
11-14-2014 01:11 PM
JJSMargo A disgrace to human race!!! However, look at how people treat each other. Too old too sick-Nursing Home, developmentally disabled child-state home for developmentally disabled, education of children-school's responsibility, don't want to work-there are "no jobs that fit my high level", so sitting on parents' backs is a good alternative, etc...There is no concept of personal responsibility, emotional content, care everything that makes a normal person. Everything is convenience and "I don't want to be bothered" philosophy. Shame, really!!!
11-14-2014 12:14 PM
Bridget Another problem I have is with people who give a dog with serious medical problems to a shelter.
11-14-2014 11:50 AM
JJSMargo Well, I will say that with conviction. I'm terrible, rarely nice, judgmental, and yes I will say what is on my mind even if it hurts your feelings. I really don't care, but you will get a reality check. This is disgusting leaving an old dog scared and alone, just because he is old. This dog has been with you through all your trials and tribulations, regardless of the kind of 2 legged creature you was-could be a total trash, right?, and this is the payback?! "Can't tolerate the End", wake up Space Cadet, all things come to an end, including you and hopefully instead of a nice warm bed, you get to experience your end in a shelter somewhere in the country.
11-14-2014 12:18 AM
Hineni7 Stupid typo, meant 19yrs... (have to do all my entries off the phone, typos galore, lol)
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