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Thread: Stray dogs - emotional encounter - long rant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpielover View Post
    Maybe they didn't like the critisism? Sometimes its hard to listen to people telling them what to do,
    They chose to come.....And i try very hard not to criticize and just suggest or make a game out of it......
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    Some people are assholes, but most often its an ignorance thing not because they dont care per se.

    They probably think "the dogs will be back when they are ready"

    I have owned escapers and the instant I know they are gone, I am out there looking. I hate it when my guys get out.

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    I think its great that you took the time to help these dogs out, and the owners, you will sadly find that kind of "so what" attitude in too many homes.
    I know you feel used, but as you said, thats one night that poor doggy didnt have to spend in the cold, so your daughter will be proud of you!
    I agree with the other comments that next time, because of there attitude, i would take them to a shelter but a no kill one, as they may not pay the money to get them out, and just maybe they will get a decent home.
    Great work Beloz.....we are very proud of you too...
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    I needed to add that I do understand that it can be hard to contain some dogs. And to be honest, I don't even particularly mind if some dogs take themselves for a little walk sometimes. But it was my knowledge of the previous encounter when the dogs were wandering all night and the owners only checked with the pound days later and the fact that one of these dogs was in obvious pain and the girl's indifference that made me so angry.

    The looked ok in general and I think they were loved, but the owners were clearly quite ignorant indeed.

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    I think a lot of cheeky dogs enjoy a romp in the big outdoors every now and again, some are really hard to keep contained...they even got out of your yard , but no excuse for the attitude!
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    I wish i had a suggestion. I think taking them to a none kiling shelter is the go though.. Butit's hard to be sure because she may have been grumpy because you could of woken her up or something? maybe they are loved? maybe they usually come back? Who knows? and that's where we stop because we really don't know there situation or how they are with there dogs.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    If i was you Beloz i would have let it rip on the girl. I'm not partial to keeping my mouth shut and play friendly especially as one of these dogs were hurt. I'm proud you took the time to help these two pooches out, and to have driven over an hour to locate where they lived is such a lovely thing to do. I'm sure your daughter will grow into such a kind and empathetic soul being around you!

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    I would have left the dogs at the RSPCA. They would have made sure the lame one got help immediately, and the owners would have been at least inconvenienced by having to go get them and pay the vet bill. Or perhaps - they would not have bothered and the RSPCA would them be able to find them better homes.

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    Thanks Cav and Kuri. Sometimes it is hard to see the line between being compassionate and being an idiot.

    I didn't really consider leaving them at the RSPCA. I think I would've struggled with letting these dogs take up 2 of their kennels when they had a home to go to. Though admittedly, as they could contact the owners, it would've only been for a night and they clearly did have the space or they would've told me to go to the pound instead. So if I see them again, I may do that. Though I doubt it will make a real difference. I think the main problem is not that these dogs escape, but the owners not feeling responsible for their well being. Forcing them to pick them up from the RSPCA and paying the vet bill is only going to make them think more along the lines of the dogs being a burden.

    And I fell in love with that staghound so much that I had images in my head of me taking her out for morning walks! And giving her a nice soft bed and a warm coat. If I would've had to leave her at the RSPCA, I would've called every day and I bet I would've taken her home eventually if she wouldn't have been claimed. Though there was the small matter of the sweet ACD x who got obviously anxious when he lost sight of his big shaggy friend.

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    People need to be told what to do if they cant even look after their own damn dog. If the situation was different and she was thankful for her dog being home because she has been looking forever for them then that would be different - by the sounds of it the dogs are trying to escape a home from hell. Lets hope next time they escape (because they probably will) they will be seized off the owners and given to new ones.

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