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  • What is your thought about this?

    15 posts, 14 voices, 1133 views, started Jan 9, 2010

    Posted on Saturday, January 9, 2010 by Marya1961

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      This is something that has bothered me since I found out.  A dear friend of mine had a dog that was quite old and starting with many health problems (urinating all over, back legs giving out, senility), the family decided that it was her time and the hub took their pet to the local shelter, thinking the pet was to be put to sleep...now he said his goodbyes in the shelter and just left the dog there.  That evening she got a phone call from the shelter asking if they would be like the dog to be transferred to a senior care center for dogs..now she thought the dog was already put to sleep earlier in the day, in her frantic state she said yes to the transfer and now has no idea where the poor thing ended up....I am sick about this because if she had mentioned all of this to me before their decision, I may have been able to help her in some way.  I loved the dog like it was my own.  There is nothing anyone can do now.frown



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          Marilyn09 wrote Jan 9, 2010
        • Did they pay to have her put down?
          Are they going to have to pay for her to stay at the senior care center for dogs?
          Where did the dog end up?



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 9, 2010
        • Why would they take her to the shelter for this?
          Did they pay for euthanasia?
          They should try and get the dog back and take her to a vet to be humanely euthanized.



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          Linni wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • im with Tracy on this!



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          Kyah wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • I’ve never heard of a senior care center for animals. Apparently they have ways of dealing with an old pet like nursing homes for elderly humans. If the animal was in pain, I would have to go with the euthanasia, but if it’s just old, I think I would check into the care center.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • I would be sick about this too, Mary. I would want to know where the dog is, how it is treated, what the options are. I think that to just send the dog away for the reasons they did was not right. I also agree with the sentiment here; she should try and get the dog back and take it to a vet for a humane end to its life.



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          Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • That’s my first question too. Why take the poor dog to the humane society? Didn’t they have a vet who was helping this poor animal with all the issues? Also, how could someone just drop off their own pet and you know that most likely their life will end and just leave? I would be sick over this too Mary and very upset how this was handled.



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          Maryann Rhodey wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • I agree with many here - why did they take the poor baby to the animal shelter instead of the vet?  Also, did they pay to have enthinasia?  How could the people at the shelter justify letting the poor baby continue to live in the state he was in?  Poor baby is all I can think of, not being with their family and in a strange place when they feel so ill.  Tell your friend to call the shelter immediately and ask them where her dog is at this point.  Also, let the shelter know that they never did follow through on their job.  

          I hope the little guy can rest in peace and go to live with all of his friends.



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          Kiaorashelli wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • She needs to get a list from the shelter and track it down. Chances are she is living in a foster home, our community does that. So sorry!



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          Marya1961 wrote Jan 13, 2010
        • My friend would not give me any more info as she did not pursue it further...she said her goodbyes, had her crying time and has moved on...makes me wonder what really did happen!



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 13, 2010
        • Oh honey this is a bit off ..... poor dog at it’s age it must be really bewildered and wondering whats going on.

          It’s now almost two years since I lost my old Rosie and she was almost blind and had problems with not quite making it outside and very stiff joints but no way would I have wanted her to be dumped .... thankfully she just left us in her sleep



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          Marya1961 wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • so true..I say a little prayer every day on her behalf.



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          Marie66 wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • I have to agree with everyone here.. If you take on a pet you HAVE to be there for them till the end, why leave it up to someone else to deal with.. I love my furry babies & I can’t see myself doing that to any of them..

          I lost my baby Shrimp almost 2 1/2 months ago.. I was there when he came into my life and I was there the night he left my life.. For 4 days he had to be on medication every 2 to 3 hours around the clock, I never left his site I love him to much to have left him with complete strangers..

          My heart goes out to the dog..



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