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Old 01-06-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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I was just reading something that said someone left a poor puppy in a cage in the freezing cold on top of snow and just left them there to possibly die! WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY? If you do not want the dog anymore or you cannot afford to keep him, take him to a NO-KILL SHELTER OR TO THE LOCAL VET! Why are people leaving animals out in the cold by themselves to DIE? What have they done to deserve that kind of treatment? Absolutely nothing because they are INNOCENT!! Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog? All you see is innocence. All they want is LOVE! Why make them suffer like that? Why are people so mean? How would they like it if someone put them outside, in the middle of nowhere, in the FREEZING COLD AND SNOW? COME PEOPLE LET'S GET IT TOGETHER!! I rescued my dog when he was 3 months old and in 3 weeks he will be 5 years old and let me tell you, it has been the best 5 years of my life!This is the first time in my life that I have had a dog and now I understand what people mean that they are "one of the family." I would do anything for my boy! When I look into those beautiful light brown eyes that he has, my heart just melts because you can actually see the innocence and the love that he has for me. That's all they want...LOVE! How hard is that to do? They give us unconditional love, they do not judge us and they do not hold a grudge, no matter how badly some people treat them. So please SHOW THEM ONLY LOVE!! STOP THE HURTING, THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT! THEY ARE GOD'S CREATURES AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH!! THANK YOU.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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They are Sickos!
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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I used to work in a no-kill shelter. Some of the stories I heard were just appalling. One person brought in her cats because their fur color didn't match the color of their new couch. She expected the shelter to let her bring home a different pair of cats that had a better color to their fur. That wasn't going to happen. She was turned away after the shelter took the cats off her hands. A miniature poodle who was 14 years old was rescued from a home after being reported by a worried neighbor who saw the dog outside in a foot of snow and not being allowed inside. Turned out, that dog spent every day of it's life outside through rain and snow because the owner didn't want the dog's hair in the house. I guess he didn't get the memo that poodles don't shed. Some how the dog survived on the little food he was given through the day. He was an old dog by the time he was rescued and thankfully adopted by someone else. Very nice dog too. Another man came in looking for a couple of puppies. He acted all nice and sweet about taking home two puppies (at the time, no more than one dog was allowed to be adopted at a time for some reason). A manager noticed a message in the staff room showing a picture of this same man who had been going from shelter to shelter looking for puppies to feed his pitbull. The man was dumb enough to admit this to the first shelter who turned him away and then sent out a warning to all area shelters. Good thing he did. That man was banned from adopting from the shelter I worked at permanently.

There were many people turned away from adopting from the shelter if there was any possibility a dog or cat adopted from them would be mishandled or abused in any way. Background checks and referrals were done on everyone trying to adopt. I had to turn a couple of people away. It was unpleasant, but it was probably for the best.

I adopted an abused dog from that place. She was my best friend and the best dog I ever had. I even adopted a friend for her. They were besties. She was a happy dog that I'd do anything for. Same for my other dog I adopted for her. I loved her too. She was not a shelter dog, but she was being adopted out form a breeder since she was not show-dog quality. Her breeder did not believe in euthanizing non-qualifying dogs since there are many people would give a non-perfect dog a loving home. She was perfect to me. I miss them both.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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I was just reading something that said someone left a poor puppy in a cage in the freezing cold on top of snow and just left them there to possibly die! WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY? If you do not want the dog anymore or you cannot afford to keep him, take him to a NO-KILL SHELTER OR TO THE LOCAL VET! Why are people leaving animals out in the cold by themselves to DIE? What have they done to deserve that kind of treatment? Absolutely nothing because they are INNOCENT!! Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog? All you see is innocence. All they want is LOVE! Why make them suffer like that? Why are people so mean? How would they like it if someone put them outside, in the middle of nowhere, in the FREEZING COLD AND SNOW? COME PEOPLE LET'S GET IT TOGETHER!! I rescued my dog when he was 3 months old and in 3 weeks he will be 5 years old and let me tell you, it has been the best 5 years of my life!This is the first time in my life that I have had a dog and now I understand what people mean that they are "one of the family." I would do anything for my boy! When I look into those beautiful light brown eyes that he has, my heart just melts because you can actually see the innocence and the love that he has for me. That's all they want...LOVE! How hard is that to do? They give us unconditional love, they do not judge us and they do not hold a grudge, no matter how badly some people treat them. So please SHOW THEM ONLY LOVE!! STOP THE HURTING, THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT! THEY ARE GOD'S CREATURES AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH!! THANK YOU.
I agree with you......but, you are preaching to the choir......we are dog lovers here.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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Oh I know, it's so sad. You wonder what the heck people are thinking. Too much narcissism today, lack of empathy and an understanding that animals and even other people, have feelings just like them. Of course I wonder if these kinds of people do have feelings, even for themselves.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Very, very sad. These stories increased after the economy tanked and some people could not keep their pets, Though there are plenty of options over leaving an animal to fend for themselves in the open. Many terrible stories abound about people harming animals just because they are sadistic people. These animals who survive have mental trauma as much as physical many times. Adopting a pet and taking it into a loving home is a wonderful thing to do. In my life I have had 2 dogs of my own. They died from natural causes and I still miss them both. Have a cat now, And I had a cat in the past as well.

I will deff get a dog again in the future-But just one more in my lifetime only.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Amen sister.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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All my dogs are rescues. Some adapt immediately, others take awhile to trust me. But, once they do, you can see it in their eyes that they know what's going on and are grateful to have a "Forever Home".
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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My dog was found in a box with two other puppies, on the side of a freeway in the middle of nowhere (near Los Banos & I-5 in CA). I'm grateful that he found his way into my life, going on 8 years now, but would LOVE to meet that original "owner" face to face - he'd get a very angry piece of my mind, if not more!
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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All my dogs are rescues. Some adapt immediately, others take awhile to trust me. But, once they do, you can see it in their eyes that they know what's going on and are grateful to have a "Forever Home".
I still remember the day I brought Rudy home, as a 12 week-old puppy from the shelter. He was curled up on the car seat, just shaking like a leaf... but every so often he'd glance at me, with an expression that seemed to say "I'm scared, but you're alright." It only took him a few days to settle in, and ever since he's been the happiest dog around. And yes, I still see that constant look of "thanks" in his eyes.

I will never own anything BUT a rescue dog from this day forward, after my experiences with Rudy. Oh, and he pays me back (among other ways) by being the most loyal dog ever! He doesn't get separation anxiety when I leave the house, but would literally break the leash/collar if you attempted to take him from me - as the vet techs have learned, the few times he's had to be taken back for a shot or test.
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