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12 February 2011 - 10:03 am
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Hello everypawdy

 

This is not about anything tripawd, so it may be inappropriate to post this on the website. It is about a 4-legged dog, a poor lonely caged in pit bull who has never done anything wrong, or done anything at all since she has been locked in small crate for her entire 6 yrs of life.

 

My neighbours said something about looking for a dog a few weeks ago. The outcome has been that I visited a few dogs and they are waiting until they retire later this year. Anyway, this is not about any potential adoption that may or may not happen, but it brought me into the websites of various rescue groups. It is great to see the amazingly well coordinated work going on. But it is so sad to see the times when the local shelters run out of space, and, well you know . . .

 

Today I noticed this post on a "dog in a box' in a backyard in Georgia, posted this Thursday. Apparently the dog, now christened Alice by the rescue group, was kept in the box since she was a puppy, and received extremely little attention or care. The animal welfare officials are helpless to act. Hopefully law enforcement will change their mind and let the rescue group move her to a more suitable home if the public rallies around this.

 

http://www.exam.....ox-georgia

 

I realize there are so many other horrible cases (the horrible slaughter of the sled dogs in Whistler being one, which we can't change other than to close down the business that did it - which I think has happened). I can't read these sites. It is too depressing. The rescue groups are doing fantastic work and local shelters are far less likely to destroy perfectly healthy dogs than they were in the past. But there are still too
many depressing situations like this, and sometimes worse, out there.

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12 February 2011 - 10:45 am
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Ok, you've found my weakness.  I've tried to answer this post several times and each time I come up with jibberish. Since Trouble's illness, I just cannot imagine animals that are not given the care and attention she is.  What is wrong with these sicko's that would allow a poor little pitty girl to live in a box for that period of time. They should be jailed at the very least.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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12 February 2011 - 10:52 am
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Shanna ... all I have to say to your post is .... Amen

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12 February 2011 - 11:56 am
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Tazzie, of course it's OK to post it here. As pawrents who go above and beyond for our dogs, situations like this touch us all.

I'm not sure when the horrible humans who do this kind of thing will wake up and realize how wrong they are. How we have so much to teach them if they would just open their hearts. This level of suffering is beyond comprehension. So many humans are just messed up. I don't get it.

I know it's depressing to hear these stories. But try to look at it like this...if anything, it keeps the good humans out there aware of what is happening, and gets many motivated to act somehow to end it. There are lots more good people out there than bad who come to the aid of animals.

For every horrible story we hear, there are countless more stories of successful rescues, so always remember that. After all, even Wyatt Ray was one of those hard luck cases who might have lost his life because of stoopid people. Now look at him, the looney tune's got it made!

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12 February 2011 - 12:14 pm
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I can't read those stories.  Because I get physically ill.  

The sad news it can be any dog.

The other day I  was looking on the Golden Retriever Rescue site in Colorado.  They have a golden that was tied up for so long the rope embedded in her neck as she grew.  The owner slashed her throat to get it off and now she can't talk.

 

And Kami pointed out that when she was reading on the Golden Rescue group in LA, there was a senior golden that was taken to the shelter because they didn't want to deal with osteosarcoma.

 

It breaks my heart when I go to the pound now and 40% of the dogs are pitties and 40% are chiauaus.  And then there are only 20% of the others. There is a reason for this.   And I hate all the reasons.  And now there more terrier mixes ever.  It makes me so sad.

I hate, hate, hate, hate backyard breeders.  There I said it out loud and I don't care who knows!!!!!!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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12 February 2011 - 12:21 pm
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Oh, and I shutter to think what my baby girl endured.  Whatever it was, it had lasting emotional effects. You know it's bad when Child Protective Services come in and then they bring in Animal Control.  22 dogs. 

 

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Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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12 February 2011 - 1:05 pm
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I signed the petition, it is the very LEAST I could do...  I hate this.

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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12 February 2011 - 10:35 pm
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If I lived in Georgia, I think I would be contemplating a "not so legal" solution to this problem. One of the reasons I avoid these stories. It's not that I don't care, I'm just afraid of what I might end up doing.  WTF is wrong with some people mad

Sadie is my 9yr old Rott/Shepherd mix. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right scapula 1/28/10. Our brave girl had her amputation 2/13/10 and her last chemotherapy on 6/6/10. Unfortunately, a tumor appeared in her back right leg and on 10/7/2010 Sadie's earthly journey came to an end.  On 10/24/2010 we adopted Ranger, a handsome Rott/Lab mix tripawd (got hit by a car) I think Sadie sent him to us.
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13 February 2011 - 8:18 am
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Exactly my point sadie33,

It is so much easier to make a phone call if you are the sheriff on this case, or just make a statement, "yup, go and get 'em boys".  We have to sign a petition and follow the career of the people who are apathetic to make sure they are not re-elected.

The power of the voters, verses one phone call to do the right thing, so sad for this girl :(.  I hope she is rescued soon!

 

Elizabeth

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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13 February 2011 - 9:00 am
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I've got one for ya. Our local news last night had a story about our local SPCA going to a house in our county and finding 119 dogs. They said they started out wanting to be breeders and it got out of control, duh, looks like terrier dogs, all sizes. I say when they get these people, put them in the same conditions they kept their animals in, that means if the animals weren't fed or watered for days on end, neither are they, tied up, so are they, in a small cage, so are they. I'd be pretty ruthless in my handling of these people, and believe me, that's not my nature. If you want to see the story, go to wews.com, I think you should see it there 

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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13 February 2011 - 9:08 am
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I HATE stories like these. I can't believe the authorities hands are tied on this matter. 

I would think feeding Honeybun’s and bread would fall under the adequate food provision and certainly the photographs of the unsanitary conditions would fall under the humane care provision.

 

What Is the Legal Definition of Animal Cruelty in Georgia?

  • Cruelty to Animals (misdemeanor charge): A person commits the offense of cruelty to animals when he/she causes death or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering to any animal by an act, an omission, or willful neglect.  O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
    • Willful neglect means the intentional withholding of food and water required by an animal to prevent starvation or dehydration.  O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
    • Adequate food and water means food and water that is sufficient in an amount and appropriate for the particular type of animal to prevent starvation, dehydration, or a significant risk to the animal's health from a lack of food or water. O.C.G.A. §§4-11-2, 4-13-2 
    • Humane care of animals means, but is not limited to, the provision of adequate heat, ventilation, sanitary shelter, and wholesome and adequate food and water, consistent with the normal requirements and feeding habits of the animal's size, species, and breed. O.C.G.A. §§4-11-2, 4-13-2
  • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (felony charge): A person commits the offense of aggravated cruelty to animals when he or she knowingly and maliciously causes death or physical harm to an animal by rendering a part of such animal's body useless or by seriously disfiguring such animal…[paraphrased] except for conduct otherwise permitted under state or federal law.  O.C.G.A. §16-12-4

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13 February 2011 - 2:26 pm
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Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Love that photo Wyatt RD! Can I come to your house next Christmas?

When reading the 2nd article on Alice that was alongside the petition, it seems that some of her basic needs (enough food to not starve and water) were met. The shelter was definitely not sanitary, that's for sure! And probably it comes down to an ignorant person as opposed to many who actively inflict pain on "their" animals (as in Comet's story - how horrible). And also the presence of an enforcement person who is not equally ignorant about animal care, which seems to fall outside the law - just because they aren't "persons" according to the law.

119 dogs! Ha, that might happen to me. I look at local websites and there are so many dogs needing a home! I feel like Cathy in that cartoon, starting with a person at the humane society said usually there is one dog that speaks to you. She goes into the shelter and all of them said (cartoon caption): PICK ME!

To be honest, my memory of Tazzie still feels too fresh to consider adopting, although I also think that selfish thought is killing other animals who need a home.

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13 February 2011 - 3:47 pm
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Tazzie said:

To be honest, my memory of Tazzie still feels too fresh to consider adopting, although I also think that selfish thought is killing other animals who need a home.


I really think you are being way to hard on yourself.  Like many of us, when the time is right, we will look for a rescue dog because we cannot save them all, but we can save one. And that one dog will have a grand life.  I think we all do what we can, some volunteer, some donate, and some adopt.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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We can only save one at a time and everyone saved is one less tortured.

I don't know the author, but when I feel overwhelmed by things that seem hopeless and I feel like nothing I do will make things better, I think of this story:

An old man was walking along a beach after a raging storm.  A young girl was walking along the beach in the other direction.  The girl was picking up sea stars that the storm left stranded above the high tide line and tossing each one into the ocean.  As the man got closer to the girl he said, "Why are you throwing the starfish back into the ocean?  Look at all of them.  There are so many.  You are not making any difference."

The girl leaned over and picked up anothe sea star and pitched it into the ocean and said to the old man, "Made a difference to that one."

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15 February 2011 - 10:51 pm
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I love that story....

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