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Old 07-19-2005, 07:15 AM
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I was washing one of the dogs at the shelter (I'm a volunteer and I do bath brigade) and the dog was really old.....like 11 yrs old. It was this big mix dog. The owners said a newfoundland mix. Anyways it was a really sweet dog and I was talking to one of the people that worked there and she said that he was a real sweetheart and she was hoping someone adopts him because the lady that owned him was an elderly lady that couldn't afford to live on her own and when she moved in with her relatives they wouldn't let her keep the dog. The lady was heartbroken about having to give the dog up and the realative (her son) refused to let the dogs stay.

I know that isn't a *worst excuse to give up a dog* kind of thing, but I thought it was wrong of the son to do that and I felt bad for the lady. Sometimes the owners really have no choice.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:02 PM
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yea thats sad.......
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:22 PM
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Baby was "too difficult to take care of" yeah right, she was owned by a girl that went off to school and her parents didn't want to deal w/ her. I don't know if it was the girl or the parents but she was definitly hit and is affraid of a pin brush. Plus it took us a yr to teach her how to play and she still doen't really play like a normal dog but she's learing.
We get dogs into a rescue for so many stupid reasons. I'm always saying that I wish certain people could be banned from getting dogs, either b/c of how they treated a dog or giving them up for stupid reasons. I can understand that sometimes it isn't right for either the owner or the dog or some REAL reason but if people just took the time and effort and commitment then there might be a few dogs but finding them homes would be easy. Instead we have so many ddogs that we can't even save and trying to choose who lives and who doesn't is so hard (we rescue from a high kill shelter). URGH it just gets me so mad. Sorry I just had to vent.
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