In Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????:
My two human son's have always refered to my dogs as my third and forth sons.How could they not be a part of your family,they love us ,entertain us and protect us.My friend aquired an Amish puppy mill rescue,she is a five year old female that was forced to live in a cage and have 9 litters of pups.She was bought at an auction for 10 dollars.She required multiple surgeries to repair hernias.This dog couldn't even walk on the cement or grass because she has never done so in her life,she had only walked on the bottom of her wire cage.She was not housebroken,she knew only to relieve herself in the cage.The first time I saw my friends dog a lot of hair was shaved away,I asked her if the vet did this for the surgeries,her answer was no, the puppy mill did this so she could be hosed off,because the cages are stacked on one another.In the last 6 months she has made great progress living with her new family.I talked with my friend last night only to find out the dog had a gran mal seizure,cause unknown , possibly a blow to the head from her past owner.PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE do not buy puppies from these puppy mills or anyone they supply,this will continue until the demand is gone.There are thousands and thousands of great dogs and cats at the shelters waiting for their forever homes.If you must buy a pure breed please know who you are buying from and only buy from a reputable breeder.I have always had a dog in my life and couldn't imagine life without them.
Posted by gale g
How could our beloved pets be anything but family.
Anyone here who knows me... knows all about our Rottweilers.
We started out just loving the breed. After a few years when all the rescue org's started up we started rescuing Rotts.
Everyone knows how a black dog of any breed is the last to be adopted...
I am proud to say we have been rescuing Rottweilers over 26 years now.
They have all come from different states & situations. Some we knew very little about to knowing nothing at all.
The happiest time of our lives was when we had 4 Rotties at a time. They brought so much to our family.
All the Nieces & Nephews couldn't wait to meet & play with the Rotts. They all had a blast.
We have 3 Rotts now...and our neighbors yellow lab (who was also rescued) comes over to play with our Rotts every day. They all just adore each other.
I don't think people realize how many dogs & cats have been sent to the animal shelters & rescue orgs. People that have lost their jobs & homes... have had to give up their beloved pets. It's very sad. These are the people I feel the most for. They didn't have a choice. You know their hearts just broke to give their beloved pet away.
I can't imagine what the pet thinks...they had a loving warm home with a cushy bed & toys and now they are in a strange place. I can't imagine what those poor pets think & feel. They are just waiting to be adopted by another loving home.
Then you have all the dogs & cats that have been saved from the puppy mills. Those poor babies. I'm sure VBB wouldn't approve for me to write what I really think & really feel like these puppy mill owners should have happen to them....
All of those innocent little & big dogs.
Thank you...thank you.... thank you... for all that you do at the animal shelter you work at.