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6/21/10 11:02 P

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That's okay...you sound just like my daughter. Too bad more people wouldn't get on the wagon. Children and pets - you should have to be trained and checked out before you have either!

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6/21/10 10:48 A

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Unfortunately there are way too many people in the world that feel that pets are 'disposable' or they live in some sort of fantasy world that when you take an animal to the local animal control that they will miraculously be adopted by the perfect family ... instead of seeing how overcrowded the shelters already are.

They get that cute little puppy or kitten on a whim, not realizing that these cute little furballs are like having an infant that cry in the middle of the night, or can't hold their bladder for hours on end, or that they need exercise and play. How many times have I heard from people surrendering their pets ... "I'm moving and can't take them with me", or "I just don't have enough time", or "They need room to run and I don't have a fenced yard" ... All of this they should consider BEFORE getting a pet in the first place!

Sorry to rant and I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I get so FRUSTRATED with these people. Working in rescue I see it all the time... These wonderful animals that are so depressed and sad because they just don't understand what they did that their families no longer want them...

And the reasons I hear from people that do not spay or neuter their pets ... I won't even get started on that!


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6/21/10 6:25 A

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I could only read the first line.... emoticon

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6/20/10 3:03 P

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That is too sad-I can't read it without crying.

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6/20/10 1:00 A

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I just don't understand, if you don't like or want an animal, why on earth would you buy one??????

There are rotten things happening here as well, people buy a dog and then the cold weather sets in and they don't want to walk it, or don't like wet paws etc etc. I don't understand these people (nor do I want to) they don't get rid of their kids and they make more mess than a little dog/cat.

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6/19/10 11:13 P

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I agree with you, Jules. But some people shouldn't have animals. Some of the stories my daughter would tell me would just make you cry. She ended up working on some of the cases that did go to trail and they were unbelievable.

Mary Anne

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6/19/10 3:50 A

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I can't imagine ever handing over my animals to a shelter, or anywhere for that matter. I rather chop of my arm than give up one of my pets.

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6/18/10 8:42 P

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All through college, my daughter volunteered at a shelter. When they needed to put an animal down, she would hold and pet it. She wanted to make sure it felt loved even if only for a short time.

Mary Anne

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"Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."


"Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal, their world is changed forever".


 
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6/18/10 7:33 P

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That is a sad "letter". And there are way too many like that, even for kittens.

You both are sweet for helping in any way you can. I used to volunteer at a few shelters and seen the many eyes staring back and looking for love. I'd trade hubby in in a second if I could take in a few rescues.

Em & Taz

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6/18/10 6:26 P

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That's true. I have 4 dogs of my own, all adopted from rescues, plus 3 foster dogs (and 2 rescued cats). I get emails all of the time from people giving up their dogs and we just don't have enough foster space for all. It breaks my heart to have to turn any away.



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This letter is sad and true but needs to be posted in a place where we are not trying to rescue and save as many animals as we can take care of. I feel bad that I can't afford or handle more after reading this letter.

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Dear Mom and Dad,

I died today.

You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now.

Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the nice lady took it off before she gave me a pat on the head and a kiss and sent me to the Rainbow Bridge. She was very gentle and I thought I saw tears in her eyes when I licked her hand.

Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.

Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.

Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days - they made me miserable too.

Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm HERE! I want to be your best friend forever."

Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn. I tried as hard as I could to please you, but I didn't understand what you wanted.

Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me correctly, spend time with me and teach me manners?

You didn't pay attention to me after the first few weeks, but I spent every waking minute of my short life waiting for you to just love me.

I died today.

Love,
Your Puppy




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