Saturday, August 28, 2010

MAN'S BEST FRIEND, DOG'S WORST ENEMY




For the past couple of days, I kept getting messages from various "animal loving" neighbors saying that they had being seeing two stray dogs on our lonely dirt road. So of course my first question was always the same to each neighbor..."why the hell are you calling me? You claim to be a dog lover, why didn't you take them into your home? Geezus, its been 110 degrees here. You couldn't give them water??!!" I was furious. So today our volunteer dog walkers spotted the dogs down the road and we went and picked them up. Well furious didn't describe what we saw. One of the dogs, an old female Pit Bull, had been attacked by a coyote, her face swollen, puncture wounds under her neck and ear. I just shook my head. I live in a town that claims to be "upper class, educated, country living, animal friendly" What a joke. My entire neighborhood turned their backs on these dogs, chased them out of their yards and left them to die. My neighbors consist of: a former LAPD officer, a horse trainer and a dog groomer. Unreal, eh? So they are safe now and resting comfortably and will be added to our pack of beasts looking for someone who will love them as much as we do already.

5 comments:

  1. UGH! Damn, what the hell is wrong with people? Thank God for you and your staff, Tia. <3

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  2. These people are a bunch of losers you can't help a innocent helpless animal, but i am sure you keep a fancy car huh, i would rather ride a bike and help as many pets as i can than brush them away they are angels who need attention and love damn! learn to love unconditionally for once the rewards are great! give love get love! i love animals and wont brush em out ill take em in! ILY VRC TY for having a heart!

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  3. If you were near me I would love to volunteer, but Pittsburgh is a ways off from California. As is, I volunteer at a small shelter (22 dog kennels plus cats) that is mostly pitties. Some people think I am nuts because of the pits, but I always set them straight ( or try to). I tell them none of the pits have come after me, but little shits like chihuahuas and rat terriers have and a German Shepherd mix who was in pain so I didn't hold it against him.

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  4. I understand what you are saying, but atleast they called someone or the dogs may still be ut there, plus you dont want to show too much upset or they may not call again when a dog is in trouble. Love you Tia & all the work you guys do. I know its easy to get frustrated sometimes, but we all think you are amazing & that you are also chaning the world one pitbull at a time. Love, Sharon

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  5. That's why there are people on earth like you Tia. There's a huge group of us that love you and are in awe of you and what you do.

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