Skip to comments.What Type of Person Does This?
Posted on 01/06/2014 10:02:58 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
To the human scum who discarded your scared, emaciated, beautiful female dog on a back road in the middle of winter: I discovered her this afternoon and carried her into our house, placing her on a blanket near our wood stove. She drank some water and ate a bit of food, thumped her huge bushy tail on the floor a few times while I stroked her head, curled up and fell asleep. Her huge sad eyes told me she'd probably never heard a kind word in her short life. Two hours later she was gone. We would have gladly adopted her if you'd had the courage to knock on our door to tell us you didn't want her anymore. I'm disgusted to think you oxygen thieves live somewhere close to me.
While abandoning sick pets is utterly reprehensible, it should be mentioned that sometimes sick animals will creep away on their own to die. For all you know, some family was frantically searching for their dying longtime friend so she could be comfortable in her last hours.
How is she now?
To add: when our resident dachshund was elderly, sick, and getting close to death, she looked ragged and emaciated too, despite all our care. She ended up dying of a spine infection, so she wouldn’t have been able to go someplace quiet to pass on, but other animals we’ve kept did pull disappearing acts shortly before death.
It sounds like she may have died.
That, or it ran away.
Thank you for caring for man’s best friend. God knows your soul.
To those who would harm man’s best friend, God knows your soul, too.
You were very kind to take her in. I’m sorry she didn’t survive.
At least you loved her the last hours of her life!! That means so much.
Oh, I missed that. Sad :(
You did the right thing.
Sorry it didn’t turn out better.
We have a local internet forum called ‘Front Porch’ where people post that type of information. She wasn’t on that. Our local grocery and post office also has a bulletin board where folks post for lost pets; when I went down there after she passed away I didn’t see anything posted in either place.
I had a cat that was gravely ill with cancer. She’d hide from me and try to get outside constantly. I learned that this is common with many sick animals. I loved her and cared for her to the end. Had she managed to get outside, she certainly would not have been comfortable.
I’m imagining that if you had found her, if she ran away from me to be alone, you would have cared for her, I am sure.
I’m a little bothered that you would call me names without knowing the whole story.
You did well, with the dog, did a good thing.
If it had happened earlier that day, they might not have had time to put up notices. In my experience, when an animal sneaks off to die, it does so only a few hours to maybe a day before the actual death. Especially if the dog had already been sick for some time, they might have focused first on actually trying to find her themselves before putting out notices. I’m not saying that’s definitely what happened, but I felt it was at least possible and so mentioned it.
You could be entirely right, that the owners were heartless and dumped her when she became severely ill. Perhaps you’ll eventually find out. Did she have a collar, or maybe a microchip?
How do you know this dog wasn’t lost and got struck by a moving vehicle? Any broken bones? You can’t always tell when an animals has been hit by a car, and they can pass away from organ damage and/or internal bleeding.
Unfortunately, we’ve had many arrests in our area lately for animal abuse cases. I believe the ones not arrested in the latest round got scared and dumped their animals on back roads.
That is so sad. :-( I’m glad you gave her comfort in her final hours.
I believe you’ll have someone waiting at the Rainbow Bridge when you depart this life, FRiend.
As for whoever abandoned it....there is no word I know that can convey my utter disgust for them.
It was obvious she had worn a collar for quite some time, but there wasn’t one when we found her - apologies for not mentioning that. It was one of the things that made us think she’d been dumped.
If you’re a dog lover—or just like dogs— one of the saddest videos on youtube. But affirming in its own way:
What type of person does this?
They promote the killing of babies without blinking an eye. Why would they give a care about a dog?
Thank you for giving that poor animal a few hours of love and care.
You certainly did the right thing. Bless you!
We had a cat I grew up with that ran away. Years later on a January day, he came back! He looked old and worn, but I knew George and he knew me. Though he slept a lot, it was bit like old times for about a week. One day he meowed to be let out, walked off into the cold, and I never saw him again.
I still miss that old cat!
Have a vet check for a microchip. I know we took our dachshund’s collar off to ease her discomfort. Again, not saying you’re not right, as the scenario you describe is all too common; I’m just suggesting there’s room for doubt.
Sad. God bless you for providing aid, comfort, and compassion to an innocent creature in its final hours. I have saved a few myself and have failed to save a few as well. We do what we can.
Don’t know the temp situation at your local, but often if you warm a dog too fast they just pass on. I have done it, so I know.
We just rescued a 1 1/2 year old German Sheppard/Aussie Sheppard mix.
She had been kept in a cage in a back yard at the base of a hill and when it rained a torrent of water would sweep through her kennel. The owner was told to rectify the situation but did not so Animal Control took her and the county court took away ownership. We got her about a week after the court ruling.
She was skinny and had one broken canine tooth and an infected tooth. We had the dental work done and she is getting good food and has gained about 10 pounds since the end of October when she came into our family. She is a kind and gentle dog and is starved for affection, which we give to her constantly.
We firmly believe that rescue dogs know they are getting a good family and show their love and gratitude. We could never part with our wonderful new addition to our “pack.”
God bless you.
We literally bankrupted ourselves vainly trying to save ‘Halla.
I don’t understand people.
Maybe I don’t want to understand people.
God Bless you, GreyHoundSailor.
hispanics, immigrant ones, are notorious for dumping pets.
God bless you for caring for this poor doggie..only pure scum of the earth hurt innocent animals like that..if karma truly exists and I have been told that it does..that person will get what he deserves in spades..dogs and cats are Gods creatures..always there for us when we need them..always there with a smile on their face ready for some pets and tummy rubs..my heart breaks for that little guy who passed away..May he rest in peace
I am glad you took her in and gave her some comfort. You have a good heart.
I’ve known white people to be just as rotten. I once had a girlfriend who dumped an older cat “she loved” in the woods because the woman had gotten pregnant and heard she could get toxiplasmosis from the cat litter. She said, oh, she’ll be fine, someone will take her in, and she can kill mice to eat.
I was cruel enough to tell her she probably painfully killed her trusting cat, and there were myriad things she could have done other than that.
I know what you mean. I was in a really tight spot about 15 years ago and I had to let teeth rot in my head so that I could pay for an operation for my dog!
You are a good person.
I have *never* had an animal intentionally harm me.
Damn near every day.
May God bless you for your good deed.
I know what you mean. I was in a really tight spot about 15 years ago and I had to let teeth rot in my head so that I could pay for an operation for my dog!You made me smile. We spent months looking for a new place to rent recently (that would allow multiple pets; we have four) because we were essentially being kicked out of our last rental (for no reason; the landlady has something wrong with her mind ..........and heart), but even a priest told us to get rid of some of the pets, but my husband said, "Well, which ones should we pick over the others? They're ALL part of the family. We've had them for years and years." The priest had no answer. (And with buckets of prayer, we did finally find a home for all of us).
We had a golden lab and when his time came he found the place he wanted to die and laid down. We hunted everywhere for a couple of days and finally found him right before he passed away. Every dog I’ve had that died of old age usually looked pretty bad at the end with weight loss even though they were getting all they wanted to eat.
Thanks for caring for the dog. I would have done the same. The last couple of days I have been praying and thanking God for food warm shelter, the health of my dog Sam and my health and thanking Him for all the blessings He provides. I said to my dog, not every dog is as fortunate at you to have a warm place to lay their head, let’s pray and thank God for it and let’s Pray that the Lord take care of the dogs who don’t.
Obviously, reading what you did, God answers Prayer.
When I lost my house, I tried to get into “Over 55 Active Adult” housing.
But they only would allow pets under 20 pounds, and Lynn-Dah is much bigger than that. One leasing agent even suggested that I euthanize Lynn-Dah so I could qualify for their stripped, shabby, leaky doublewide.
At that point I told them where they could put their BINGO, Shuffleboard and Line-Dancing (and the Doublewide too!).
There are places, even in the Sunshine State, where the sun don’t shine.
That is awful; but you gave that doggie some kindness in her last few hours. That is truly a mitzvah for you.
This happened with my boyhood dog. She was quite elderly and slipped her leash after being let outside on Halloween night when I was in college. We never saw her again. One of the saddest nights of my life.
There’s no excuse for abandoning an animal. There are too many good options for placement these days. But sometimes animals do run away to die.
We adopted a nine tear-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who had been seized from the abusive, neglectful owner by the law. The owner faced charges of animal cruelty because she never treated the dogs Lyme disease, flea infestations or worms. She also never had a large bone fragment which had lodged in his cheek removed. A surgeon had to do it and he thought it had been there a year or more.
Dodger was a big dog with nearly worthless hind legs. He could walk but not run or climb stairs. Most of the fur on his back was gone and his tail was bare. We got him in June and simply gave him love and his maintenance medication. Every morning I carried his 80 pounds downstairs and every night I carried him back up so he could sleep in our bedroom; he acted to be alone. Our other dog, Anna, learned to like him and, in their own way they played. Dodger sat in a sphinx position and Anna would spar with him. It was charming.
By October, Dodger had improved. His fur began to grow back. He learned to, slowly, climb stairs and his play with Anna got more active. He could walk around the yard and even lope a bit. On October 5th he and I were walking. He was nosing at something and then suddenly stiffened up all over and rolled over dead.
It was likely an embolism that killed him; a result of the Lyme-caused arthritis in his hind legs. We had him only about four months and those were probably the only four months of his life that he had known kindness. We miss him terribly and will never understand how his previous owner could have treated him so horribly. By the way, the previous owner is a nurse who lost her job due to her drug addiction.