My mom has been caring for my late grandmothers dog for several years now (about 8 or 9 years) and the dog is now about 15 years old. She stays outside in a large run, but yesterday while my mom was out trying to clean out the run, dog house, give her clean fresh water and food, the dog made a break for it. Well my mom took off after her and grabber her on the other side of the house and at the same time managed to break her wrist. My parents have already been warned that if she gets out that they will be fined a very HEFTY FINE. The dog looks like a dang bear from a distance but she is as gentle as a lamb, just needs more room. So now is where you give me your opinion. Since my mom won't be able to care for the dog for a while (espcially if she has to have surgery) there are limited choices for what to do with her. Like I said she is pushing 15 years old and she has been with my mom and dad for many, many years. She is a large dog, about 70 lbs. The only reason why my mom has kept the dog so long is because she was her mothers. Our options: 1. Call the pound (which is NOT a no kill-shelter) 2. Call our local Humane Society and hope for the best (they are a no-kill shelter) 3. Give her away to a stranger or 4. Have her put down Personally I am going with option 4. I feel that it will be more humane since she is so old. I just don't know that she would be able to adjust to another home. Please tell me what option you would choose if it were you. Thanks.