I'm so fed up with my family and their way of raising dogs
I'm talking about my relatives. Uncle had 2 huskies and kept them in an outside kennel and they stayed there up until they turned 2. They had food and water but lived in their own poop and waste. One day, he just decided to set them free and drove to a park and cut them loose.
Another Uncle, had a large breed mix and it stayed in an outside kennel all it's life (15 years). I don't think it ever came out of that 6x6. He didn't even have a name and he died about 3 months ago. He couldn't stand anymore so they took him to the shelter to be pts. Now I just found out they got another dog. Small mixed dog. Looks like Jack Russel. Living in the same kennel that the previous dog lived in and is just walking on its poop. Doesn't have a name either. Sometimes the winter can be pretty bad in NC and this little guy barely has a coat.
Another Uncle had a female Husky. She was never spayed and had 2 litters with the first Uncle's male husky. This uncle moved and left the Husky with my Grandmother so they gave all the pups away for "free" at the flee market once the pups were able to walk (I'm assuming 6 weeks). So I just found out that she finally died last week. They went to feed her and found her dead so they buried her. They're all moving to a 5 acre land home and now are thinking about getting a German Shepherd Dog to protect their farm. My reaction was, "OMFG! You just neglected a dog for it's entire miserable life and you want to ruin another one's life?" Also, what good is a protection dog if he's in a cage?
I'm just tired of it. I believe all 3 huskies were purchased from a working line as well. I wish there was some way of just telling them how I feel but these are hard headed asians that think their way of thinking is always right. I'm trying to persuade my Grandmother to not getting another dog, especially, if she's thinking about getting a GSD. I just needed to rant. Sorry for the long post.