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Old 04-09-2014, 10:36 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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One of my dogs was left at my vet's. Abandoned. She was two. Now she's 14.

He did the right thing and looked for a family for her. He found us.

I can't understand people who do this.

Those who rescue and re-home these animals are special.

Those of us who take them home are blessed.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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One of my dogs was left at my vet's. Abandoned. She was two. Now she's 14.

He did the right thing and looked for a family for her. He found us.

I can't understand people who do this.

Those who rescue and re-home these animals are special.

Those of us who take them home are blessed.
I had forgotten that one of my sons and his wife did that, too. They took two dogs to the vet and came home with three.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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we adopted our dog from petfinder. Sweetest chow/shar-pei mix.

She was abused by her original owners, people that do that are evil to the core. petfinder has many nice dogs that need a new home. We got her for 75.00 in TN, which sadly a lot of uneducated people allow their dogs to run loose. procreate etc.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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It is beyond me why people abandon their pets. Especially when they've had them for a couple of years.

Monday two weeks ago our cat was having a fit and basically led my wife to the back porch window. And laying there on the back porch asleep was this beautiful part German Shepard/Labrador dog (I was working in the back yard the night before and forgot to close the gate). We were sort of hesitant with him at first but he was very friendly. And starving. So I went to the store, got him food, we fed him for a couple of days.

My first inclination was to take him to the pound but with so many abandoned pets the chances of him being adopted is pretty slim. I am certain he was abandoned, had a collar but no tags. My daughter called the pound, several steps to follow if he stays with us. So we took him to the vet today, turns out he is in good health, 2-3 years old, but needs to gain weight, we are working on that.

After many family discussions, we are going to keep him. Probable death for him if we don't and he is such a good dog that just isn't an option. It will be good to have a dog again, our old dog we had for 15 years died several years ago, so ...

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It is beyond me why people abandon their pets. Especially when they've had them for a couple of years.

Monday two weeks ago our cat was having a fit and basically led my wife to the back porch window. And laying there on the back porch asleep was this beautiful part German Shepard/Labrador dog (I was working in the back yard the night before and forgot to close the gate). We were sort of hesitant with him at first but he was very friendly. And starving. So I went to the store, got him food, we fed him for a couple of days.

My first inclination was to take him to the pound but with so many abandoned pets the chances of him being adopted is pretty slim. I am certain he was abandoned, had a collar but no tags. My daughter called the pound, several steps to follow if he stays with us. So we took him to the vet today, turns out he is in good health, 2-3 years old, but needs to gain weight, we are working on that.

After many family discussions, we are going to keep him. Probable death for him if we don't and he is such a good dog that just isn't an option. It will be good to have a dog again, our old dog we had for 15 years died several years ago, so ...
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