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Old 04-21-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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That's the problem. We don't have anything near the harsh penalties we should have for animal abuse, and people still don't take it seriously. Many jurisdictions barely have a slap on the wrist. There should be jail time.... lengthy jail time.
There was an incident near where I live. There was a veteran with PTSD who had a pit bull that was his service dog. He got upset with the dog one day and hung it from a tree where it stay for a month before someone reported it.

The guy had problems as reported by his ex and should never have had an animal to begin with - and as much as I feel bad for his problems and appreciate his service - I would have hung him up just like he did that poor animal without a second thought.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:21 PM
Status: "I can learn to admire w/o having to aquire." (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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No, she might as well not have, not in a place where she can drop them off in a safe place free of charge. Let's not give any heartless idiots any sick ideas, kk?
You TOTALLY didn't get my reply to the poster who said "at least she didn't kill them". I said "she may as well have" meaning it was the same as killing them because.......

Jeez, do I really have to explain this?

ETA: thanks to the poster who "got it" and repped me.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:07 PM
 
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No, she might as well not have, not in a place where she can drop them off in a safe place free of charge. Let's not give any heartless idiots any sick ideas, kk?
pretty sure lodestar was saying that dropping them off like they did is pretty much the same as killing them. the dogs would have had no chance of surviving very long being dumped out there like that.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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You TOTALLY didn't get my reply to the poster who said "at least she didn't kill them". I said "she may as well have" meaning it was the same as killing them because.......

Jeez, do I really have to explain this?

ETA: thanks to the poster who "got it" and repped me.
i got it! i think that poster misread what you wrote, or just didn't get it.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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Neither of those would exclude you from adopting from any shelter that I'm familiar with. A lot of people who adopt dogs rent. As long as you have permission from your landlord, and you're not trying to sneak a dog.
We had a shelter in our area that was so strict, wanted to interview you, come by and see your home and assess it, like they were adopting out a baby.....yeah....eventually they had to put down most of their animals because they'd gotten overcrowded and disease broke out.

Most aren't, but a few....wow. Just wow.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:20 PM
 
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We had a shelter in our area that was so strict, wanted to interview you, come by and see your home and assess it, like they were adopting out a baby.....yeah....eventually they had to put down most of their animals because they'd gotten overcrowded and disease broke out.

Most aren't, but a few....wow. Just wow.
i adopted my son. i also adopted my black lab from a labrador rescue. she is the best dog ever! but i would joke to friends and family that adopting my dog was almost as much work as adopting my son! that's an exaggeration of course, (adoption a human is A LOT of work) but the lab rescue people do do a lot of checking on you (came to my house to check it out and interview me) before you can adopt one of their dogs. it was a rescue group, not a shelter, but still, sounds pretty much the same as the shelter you mention.

haha...i said "do do"...
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:03 AM
Status: "Cold rain...wtf??" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: 11235
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You TOTALLY didn't get my reply to the poster who said "at least she didn't kill them". I said "she may as well have" meaning it was the same as killing them because.......

Jeez, do I really have to explain this?

ETA: thanks to the poster who "got it" and repped me.
I repped you because I replied to you, and there is no better way to make sure someone sees your reply.

You are right that I totally didn't get it. I don't think many people would get it, and I wanted to make sure the wrong people didn't get any sick ideas.

Yes, forums do not show nuances, so you are taken quite literally. All any of us can do is read. In such a communication venue, it's pretty imperative that we all say what we mean. Attempts at sarcasm and/or being facetious and the like would require an explanation.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:28 AM
 
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Shaking my head over how that goes viral but there's virtually no mention of the Redlands Rockpit in Miami where it's a daily occurrence with zero help from city agencies, and only a very dedicated rescue group there to feed them and try to get as many into other rescue groups for foster/adoption. A local rescue group in my area went down there last Spring with the hopes of capturing around 25 abandoned dogs, but after 12 hours managed to wind up with 62....sixty two.

https://www.redlandrockpit.org/
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Shaking my head over how that goes viral but there's virtually no mention of the Redlands Rockpit in Miami where it's a daily occurrence with zero help from city agencies, and only a very dedicated rescue group there to feed them and try to get as many into other rescue groups for foster/adoption. A local rescue group in my area went down there last Spring with the hopes of capturing around 25 abandoned dogs, but after 12 hours managed to wind up with 62....sixty two.

https://www.redlandrockpit.org/
It went viral because it was captured on video and the car/person was identified.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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San Antonio has a real problem with the population's males of the city's culture refusing to get male dogs neutered. I have been told they "take it personally". IOW, it's a "manhood" issue. This attitude, of course, results in the over-population of animals in this city.

Believe me it's not just San Antonio. My late husband, who was a Sicilian had a fit when I had our male Border Collie mix neutered.
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