It's been a very "interesting" week. SIGH is about the best I can say.
It first started when I lost my mobile (cell) phone, 8 days ago. I was not unhappy, but not thrilled, and got on with it, sorting what I needed to do.
I am (well, I WAS) involved with several dog rescues, and a person from one mentioned to me that she'd seen an older German Shepherd in a pound, and about to be put to sleep. (Some euphemism, huh?) Anyway, another rescue offered to give me vet bill back up, and another to guide me.
Well, suffice it to say, I collected him, and things went from bad to worse. I was badly bitten late Friday night and went to A&E (Accident and Emergency over here), where I got a tetanus, antibiotics and such. Fun (not).
The next day, he bit hubby, and I was frantic to find someone to come get him. It was all done online -- Facebook -- and I got slammed and called a liar, that I had made it up, and worse. A place was found but I was not about to drive him, as I was not wanting to get bitten again. It was an awful experience.
Bottom line, is I called the dog warden who came over to assess him; she was not comfortable around him and called HER supervisor who then came over. They advised me to put him down (I was really crying, I felt so guilty) and said he never should have been released from the pound.
I have since found out he should have been assessed first, and he was not. I still feel badly, but there was nothing I could do. The worst of it, actually, even worse than the bites and bruises, is how I was crucified for having him "pts" --
It has been one helluva week. Meanwhile the bruises are healing and my own dogs are settling back in; they too were traumatised. Glad this past week is over.
I have, of course, removed myself from the various rescues (I probably would have been ousted anyway). SIGH
And life goes on...
thanks for the "ear" Everyone -- hope your weekend is a good one. (We are having a heatwave here -- yes, in England!!!)
Edited by: HONDABLONDE at: 7/20/2013 (02:39)
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