Skip to comments.Stranger helps reunite IE man with dog that was taken away
Posted on 02/23/2013 8:08:44 AM PST by Daffynition
It's rare that a grown man cries in public, but when Dave Thomas thought he was going to lose his dog, he couldnt stop the tears. The San Bernardino, Calif., resident had been arrested after failing to appear in court for two traffic violations, and his best friend, Buzz Lightyear, was impounded. Thomas was told he needed $400 to get the dog back half of it by the following Wednesday or the adoption process would begin. It was Friday, and he had $6 in his pocket. That's when Maria Sanchez, a regular visitor to the shelter, saw Thomas in tears outside Buzz's cage and snapped this photo. She put the pic online and almost instantly, strangers donated the money to get Buzz out and have him neutered, which the shelter required. On Tuesday morning, the two were reunited. [Source]
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What a shame.
No deed goes unpunished pingawoof.
His stupidity cost Buzz his balls.
I don’t know why dogs don’t just say screw you people and return to the wild.
Dave you are low-life idiot. You do not deserve the love of that dog.
Bacon. It's always been about bacon.
I don’t understand how the shelter can *require* the neutering. That doesn’t sound right.
the other thing i don't get is, if the dog is not adopted out, why not just give the dog back to his previous owner instead of putting him down? and in the first place, why did he lose his dog just because he was arrested?
I think de-balling male dogs is inhumane, disfiguring and barbaric. This changes the make up of the dog completely, as hormones are affected. Neutering the female doesn’t alter the female, she is still female.
i’m still trying to understand how failing to appear for 2 traffic tickets results in the death of someone’s dog
how’s that work??
hell, why not tell the father of 5 if you don’t pay your excise fees by monday, we’ll kill a kid every day until you do. wtf
Similar situation happened with one of our volunteers two years ago.
A homeless and alcoholic Vietnam vet needed treatment but refused to go because no one would take his German shepherd. The volunteer got a kennel to board the dog free of charge, stored his vehicle at her business, and paid his vehicle registration fees.
Once he got out of the VA hospital, took his dog and vehicle and drove off, barely thanking the volunteer and kennel for their help. Never heard from him again.
Our volunteer also contributed to get the dog out of the SB shelter.
> Neutering the female doesnt alter the female, she is still female.<
Do a search on spaying and urinary incontinence. Spaying a female changes a long-haired dog’s coat texture. This coat change is in no way harmful, but it does happen.
However, spay-neuter does have its place, since pet overpopulation puts a strain on municipal finances. And, nobody wants to see dogs euthanized for lack of good homes.
"Dave has called to inform them that I am keeping the money raised for his dog. I have transferred $842.07 into my bank to reimburse myself for the shelter fees, vet and PetSmart shopping spree that I put onto my personal credit card. I had a discussion regarding the remainder of the donations and how he would like to spend them. I asked if he had any bills that were due at the time. I told him that every dime that was donated would go to him and Buzz, but that I would not be giving him the cash. I explained to him that the money that was donated was a blessing for him, I wanted to be sure that we respected that and used the donations responsibly. He sat next to me and nodded his head, Not one response, question or concern. She then revealed she was going to return the money to those who donated or else give it to an animal shelter. I have been reimbursed for all expense to rescue Buzz from the high kill San Bernardino City Shelter and reunite him with his owner Dave Thomas,' she added. There are donations leftover. The donations will NOT go to Dave after the stunt he has pulled. If you still want Dave to have your donation, I will have to ask you to send it to him personally. No good deed goes unpunished, right?"
How exactly is she being punished? The way I understand it, He just wants ALL the money that was donated for him and his dog.
well it is CA
Vasectomies would accomplish the same purpose and the dogs could still have their fun. Maybe they are more expensive.
Is that a serious questiong? Because he is suing her to get it and accusing her of Grand Larceny, Slander and Embezzlement. Now she needs a lawyer, and it will cost her far more than the money she collected.
or, she could simply give him the balance of the money collect for him.
spaying the female affects the hormones as well, the ovaries are removed.
fixing animals for most people who want them as pets (not breeding) as generally a positive thing. it makes both sexes less aggressive, less impulsive, less detructive, and in some cases makes the difference between an animal you really don’t want to live with and one that is joy to live with. i have viewed it as allowing the animal’s actual personality a chance to dominate their behavior choices, rather than be controlled by their hormones, whch fluctuate and make them more unpredictable and cause them to take actions they would not otherwise do if the hormone levels weren’t over-riding their natural personality (or animality, you get what i mean).
as with anything medical/surgical, a real good veterinarian is crucial.
there’s all kinds out there. many of the people Jesus Himself healed never returned to thank Him.
If she hadn't taken the pictures, there wouldn't have been ANY money for him and his dog would have been dead. How's about them apples? The guy can't be that destitute, he had two traffic charges so apparently he drives a car. The video shows him talking on a cell phone. Now he's talking legal action. San Bernardino, a great place to be destitute indeed.
Dave should be thankful for what he got, if he gets too greedy he's just racking up more bad Karma...
After reading this story I feel better for Dave Thomas but worse for the dog. The mutt would definitely be better off if he were adopted by a responsible person.
She had offered to use the extra money to pay any bills; she just wouldn’t give him the cash.
Unless any of the checks were written to him, the money that was donated was to help him get the dog out, not for anything else.
I don’t know about the Slander, but the GL and Embezzlement are criminal acts. A Prosecutor could easily pick it up whether she pays him off or not. And, she doesn’t want to give him the cash, it’ll go straight into the hole in his arm. Would you? The money was given for the dog’s rescue from the shelter, not him, but he wants it for himself. If I were her, I’d split it up and refund it to the people who donated, if that’s possible/practical.
Maybe you think he’s entitled, and you may be right. But he lost the dog in the first place because he got tossed in jail for unpaid traffic tickets. I have a sneaking suspicion he’s not a 100% responsible person, and she knows it, having met him. Which I haven’t.
The bottom line is he got help from well-meaning people, and he’s demanding more than he needed simply because it’s there. It’s a welfare mentality.
Awww.... That first little pig pic is utterly adorable. The caption is a bit disturbing, but the piglet is adorable...
Spayed and neutered dogs & cats have much more stable personalities with none of those crazy makig hormones in their system.
Dogs are not people and with crazy making hormones in their system they can be dangerous. Then again there are unnameable groups of dangerous people in the world, who spaying and neutering of them, would probably make the world a better place.
Neutering the female doesnt alter the female, she is still female.
You naught of which you write...........nothing.
I have to agree..the guy is a bum.
He got his dog back, a miracle since he only had $6, and still wants more.
And he has some how found the money to sue the lady responsible for saving his dog.
What a world...what a world.
I’ve owned a lot of dogs. A male dog de balled, at a young age, remains perpetually young, like a puppy their whole life. The unaltered male dogs will mellow with age and tend to respond to authority better.
Of you can’t train and handle the unaltered dog then don’t have one. Using cruel surgery to make it easy on you is not the way to go IMO. Neutering is like Ritalin for dogs.
Fritz is beautiful...his eyes are so bright!
*Sarah Darling mistakenly dropped her ring into Billy Ray Harris collection cup Rather than pawning it, he kept it safe expecting the owner would return
*To show their appreciation Darling and her husband have setup a fundraising page to help out Harris
*The site has raised more than $100,000 so far
'I like it, but I don't think I deserve it,' he told KCTV.
'What I actually feel like is, "what has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn't belong to him and all this happens?'" he said.
Makes *me* want to kick in a few bucks.
It absolutely baffles me why those little rascal shows aren’t still played on TV all the time. They are absolutely timeless, pure genius because any kid can relate to them not to mention they are funny as hell. But no, I can’t remember the last time I saw one. I remember growing up in the 70s in New York EVERYDAY they would play them on channel 11 (or was it channel 9?) so much so that to this day I remember every episode.
Thanks for the “feel good” story!
Sometimes the news gets way too depressing.
A.)The guy gets two tickets.
B.) He does not show up (or I presume pay the tickets)
C.) So he is arrested
(so far logical)
D.) They impound his dog
Eh? Ok, how does D follow A, B & C here?