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A Sad Shelter Dog Story

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chickenfan4life, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    This is the life for most shelter dogs.

    I was once loved. I had a wonderful family, with humans who adored me. I got wonderful food, and lots and lots of attention. Then one day, I don't know why, but they took me away. They drove me to a big, scary building. They gave my leash to a stranger, and drove away.

    The stranger took me and put me in a cage. I didn't even have a bed. There was nothing but four metal-barred walls and a cold, concrete floor. I was fed once a day, and had water, but still, I didn't have love. I didn't have a family to love me. I didn't even have a name. For seven sunrises, I sat in that cage. But, as people march in and out, looking for a pet, no one chose me.

    Then, my days were up. An employee came to my cage. I jumped to my feet, eager to meet her. Eager to please. Ever eager to finally be in the wonderful company of a human. She had a sad look on her face. I stopped wagging my tail, and looked at her. She led me out of my cage. She walked me into a big room. The room had a bad smell in it. A smell of death...

    A small needle, filled with liquid, was brought over. The employee patted my head, and said nice things to me. I thought everything was going to be alright. But then they plunged that needle into my skin. I began to feel funny, inside. I could still somewhat feel the human, still petting me on the head. But then, I felt myself go limp, and everything went black.

    This is my testimony, from my point of view. I am dead now. I am in a better place. I have nice humans, a warm bed, food, water, and love. I am happy. But I speak for all shelter animals, everywhere. I didn't deserve to die, and they don't deserve to die. A life shouldn't be destroyed without a second chance. Please, don't breed or buy while homeless die. Adopt! Save a life!

    This is the life of most shelter animals. Not just dogs, but any animal. Please, don't breed or buy while homeless die. Adopt! Save a life!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Such a sad story and all too common.

    My indoor pets are from the shelter or were strays taken in. They have been spayed or neutered and are healthy sweet companions.
  3. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

    Nov 10, 2010
    Here is a thought that I had last night; I haven't really taken the time to contemplate it completely but here you go: Are we encouraging people to continue to be irresponcible pet owners by providing them a place to dump off their mistakes?

    Maybe we need to make sure that when someone drops off puppies at a shelter, their dogs at home are spayed and neutered. Somehow, we need to make sure that they are not allowed to get puppies to replace the grown dogs that they no longer want. We really need to find a way to end the cycle.
  4. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    I do like the idea of a required spay or neuter the pet a home to surrender puppies. However, getting rid of shelters overall will just result in people dumping the puppies or dogs on the side of the road, which happens a lot when areas do not have shelters. In the end, the strays would cause more damage to property and could get hit by cars and suffer untreated if there was no where for them to go.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Requiring people to spay/neuter pup's or kittens prior to surrender would only increase the problem of people simply dumping animals. We live in a rural area, not far at all from a good shelter where it is easy to drop off any animal. And yet we still get dogs and cats dumped off all the time. If people are irresponsilbe enough to allow unaltered animals that they own to reproduce over and over they certainly are not going to spend the money to have all those pups and kittens altered. At least if animals are taken to a shelter they are at least fed and cared for and are safe rather then wandering lost, starving and who knows what all else.

    We are never going to be able to fix all the stupid people in this world, (no pun intended although I do believe most humans should be "fixed"!) all we can do is try to deal with the animals in as humane a way as possible.
  6. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    The point of this story is not to get rid of shelters. It is to make people realize that there are so many animals in shelters already. Why the heck do we need more?! Don't breed or buy while homeless die!
  7. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    I merely created this to bring to your attention, the suffering of a shelter dog. True, shelters can be homey, and the people may be nice, but, dogs thrive on human companionship.

  8. If there was a SPCA for chickens I would go there and adopt chickens
  9. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    I understand this post, but you need to understand, some people can't find what they need at a shelter. Not all dogs had the brains for a farm *sadly* or are to smart for their own health, and then there is the shelter dogs that been there for ages because "oh, he doesn't have a front leg" "oh, she has arthritis" and are sadly put down because of just flaws. Our last good shelter pet was a two year old Lab with arthritis in is front right leg, he stayed with us for a year. And was a AWESOME dog, but when we were hit by a nasty winter he was in so much pain, barely moving, and when we gave the shots that made it were his leg wouldn't hurt, when those wear off he was in more pain. Sadly we had no choice put to put him down, but I am proud to say he most likely was the happiest dog for that time period!
  10. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    The SPCA does rescue and adopt out chickens. The one by me has them all the time.

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