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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.


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1 posted on 01/06/2014 10:02:59 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 10:06:47 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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3 posted on 01/06/2014 10:07:10 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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4 posted on 01/06/2014 10:07:12 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

How is she now?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 10:08:20 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Little Pig

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.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 10:08:55 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Viennacon

It sounds like she may have died.

That, or it ran away.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 10:10:00 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

poor doggie


8 posted on 01/06/2014 10:10:19 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 10:11:14 PM PST by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

You were very kind to take her in. I’m sorry she didn’t survive.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 10:12:14 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: GreyHoundSailor

At least you loved her the last hours of her life!! That means so much.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 10:14:13 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Jonty30

Oh, I missed that. Sad :(


12 posted on 01/06/2014 10:14:33 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: GreyHoundSailor

You did the right thing.

Sorry it didn’t turn out better.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 10:16:54 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: Little Pig

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.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 10:18:28 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:30 PM PST by DBrow
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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?


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:30 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:15 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: DBrow

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.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:20 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor

That is so sad. :-( I’m glad you gave her comfort in her final hours.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:30:19 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:32:34 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Little Pig

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.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 10:33:09 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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If you’re a dog lover—or just like dogs— one of the saddest videos on youtube. But affirming in its own way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XJO7zMQ3mk

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22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:35:15 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

What type of person does this?

Liberals.

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.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:35:58 PM PST by Reddy (bho stinks)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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!


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:37:03 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:40:31 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:44:27 PM PST by RC one
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 10:44:51 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.”


28 posted on 01/06/2014 10:48:30 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: GreyHoundSailor

God bless you.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 10:48:57 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: KneelBeforeZod; TheOldLady; shibumi; GreyHoundSailor

Jesus.

We literally bankrupted ourselves vainly trying to save ‘Halla.

I don’t understand people.

Maybe I don’t want to understand people.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 10:53:50 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

God Bless you, GreyHoundSailor.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 10:58:22 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Reddy

hispanics, immigrant ones, are notorious for dumping pets.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 11:02:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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


33 posted on 01/06/2014 11:07:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Salamander; KneelBeforeZod; TheOldLady; GreyHoundSailor
"I don’t understand people. Maybe I don’t want to understand people."

I've been told by some folks who know me that I can read their minds. I know from my years in various businesses that I can, for the most part.

I'm pretty sure I can read animals too.

Just trust me on this. You're 100% right when you say you don't want to understand people. Animals (especially dogs) are a lot more pure and simple.

Of course there are exceptions in every group. But I've met a lot more mean people than mean dogs. And the mean dogs I've met, usually it was a person that made them that way.
34 posted on 01/06/2014 11:18:51 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

I am glad you took her in and gave her some comfort. You have a good heart.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 11:31:25 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


36 posted on 01/06/2014 11:42:33 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Salamander

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!


37 posted on 01/06/2014 11:44:00 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: GreyHoundSailor
City people dump dogs and cats in the country all the time.
One of my friends even found a baby hoot owl just standing by the road where someone had dumped it one day, and it was about three or four months old.
She took it to a vet where he took care of it and gave it to a zoo.
But these dumped animals really have a hard time, and are often struck by cars or eaten by other animals, such as bobcats, and wild dogs.
They get eaten up with ticks and fleas, and are struck with rocks and sticks as home owners drive off these unwanted animals from their own pets, as they try to steal food.

It would be more humane for people to take their unwanted pets to the pound, or put them down, themselves, especially in this cold.

How dare they do this to their own animals.
38 posted on 01/06/2014 11:58:51 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: The Antiyuppie

You are a good person.


39 posted on 01/07/2014 12:11:21 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: shibumi

I have *never* had an animal intentionally harm me.

People?

Damn near every day.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 12:12:39 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

May God bless you for your good deed.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 12:17:50 AM PST by nightowl_jg
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To: The Antiyuppie
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).
42 posted on 01/07/2014 1:33:53 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: GreyHoundSailor
For 15 years I was blessed with the companionship of Pyewackett, a male brown tabby. Pye "helped" with everything. He loved to lift pennies out of a jar and drop them on the floor, usually in the middle of the night.

He became diabetic, and for years I kept him going with insulin injections twice daily, using a meter to monitor his blood sugar. Non-animal people did not undertand.

He then developed hyperthyroidism, and I arranged for him to have radioactive iodine treatment.

By this point, he looked like no one cared about him; he was gaunt and his short fur matted. I asked if the hyperthyroid cats usually looked as bad as he did, and was told they usually looked worse.

Had he run off--he was strictly an indoor cat--anyone who saw him would have assumed he was abused, diseased, neglected and all the rest, but he was a much-loved kitteh. He hid the first day I had arranged for him to be put to sleep; I thought he had died somewhere in the house.

Not every rough-looking animal is neglected or abandoned.
43 posted on 01/07/2014 1:43:03 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: GreyHoundSailor
You did well to care for the hound. Did you have or do you have an Irish Wolfhound? (I noticed your screen name.)

There are programs at the no-kill shelter in Chicago, that allow pet owners to sacrifice their pet to a selected foster family, with the stipulation they will get it back (if they wish) when they're on their feet again. Don't know how well it works, but in theory, it sounds good.
44 posted on 01/07/2014 1:47:45 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Little Pig

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.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 3:26:32 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 3:58:42 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: mlizzy

Been there.

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.


47 posted on 01/07/2014 4:59:24 AM PST by left that other site
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To: GreyHoundSailor

That is awful; but you gave that doggie some kindness in her last few hours. That is truly a mitzvah for you.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 5:03:21 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Little Pig

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.


49 posted on 01/07/2014 5:16:26 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

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.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 6:10:59 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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