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Old 07-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Someone dumped a miniature pinscher near my sister's apartment building.

A neighbor saw somebody drive up, kick her out the door, and drive off.

The Min Pin is really sweet, but they think she might have mange. They're feeding her, but so far no one has taken her in. The area around her hip is bald and calloused.

Her ears and tail have not been cropped. And she hunts rabbits, although the neighbors have been feeding her.

Why do people sometimes just kick a dog out the door and leave it? Especially a sweet dog like that?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:42 PM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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because they are unfeeling and uncaring IDIOTS......

i could say LOTS more about this kind of person.... but would probably be deleted....... justifiably......
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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So glad you (cats) and your sister have kind hearts. The world needs more people like you!
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:12 AM
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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It might have been kept in such a confined area that it couldn't move and that side was always rubbing on something. Sounds like a vet trip or the SPCA is in order to get a full check up.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:23 AM
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Does sound like demodectic mange (which is NOT contagious). But these people aren't even worth the oxygen they consume.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:30 AM
Location: Kenmore, WA
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We've seen roadside pets a couple of times in our travels. One was a lop-earred bunny, and the other some sort of red hound. Both times, by the time we were able to safely get back to the place (driving a 38' RV with a Jeep in tow is not as stoppable as the Jeep, alone!), the bunny was gone. I still hope someone else more agile picked it up, and not a coyote.

The red hound wouldn't come to us, and ran off into the desert. I pray he came back.

I think people are afraid of the repercussions of taking an animal to the shelter. It cannot be a good feeling to admit they were wrong to get the pet, and then admit failure or defeat.

Hate the behavior, be compassionate to the person. My experience is that every time I say I would never do something, life leads me to that point.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:17 AM
Location: Massachusetts
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It sounds as if they didn't want to deal with the dog's health issues. Stress mange is difficult to manage and I guess some people just don't want to deal with it.

A lot of people get pets, thinking only of the joy and fun that they will be without realizing that they are a living breathing organism that is a responsibility, and that things may not always be perfect.

I really think that people like those mentioned need to stick to stuffed animals.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:33 AM
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Someone needs to get the dog to a shelter somewhere.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:52 AM
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There is NO excuse in my book.
If a person can't keep the dog...afford the dog...loses their home...whatever the case may be, how in the world can they just drop off a dog or any animal. That's what the humane society & other org. of that type are for. How can people be so stupid & uncaring ???
If that person(s) are that uncaring, I can't imagine what kind of life that pet had while living with them.

In my book...if you don't love animals then stay away from me, you are no friend of mine.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:31 AM
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I'm trying to figure out the same thing - how people can be so cruel.
I've just adopted a dog a few days ago and someone had dumped her in the desert and left her. The humane society told me people do this all the time and they go out and take them in.
Very very cruel to do to an animal and like one of the posters before me said that they would express there opinion in more detail but would probably be deleted.
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