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Thread: Re-uniting a dog with it's person is MEANT to feel great.. I don't feel that way :(

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    WTF? What a stupid thread.

    I agree with the God Fairy statement. You need mind your worry less about other peoples dogs all that energy could be better spend on your own Some things are out of your control and you need to accept that.

    You have only come across these dogs ONCE! Ring the damn council if your that worried and leave it at that.

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    Only a stupid thread in your mind.

    She was only trying to do the right thing for the dogs and if you no the breed then you would realize action needed to be taken.

    Yes we have all made mistakes with our dogs but hopfully we have learnt from them and become a more responsible dog owner.

    Take a chill pill.

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    She was only trying to do the right thing for the dogs and if you no the breed then you would realize action needed to be taken.
    Lol ASSUMING they are pitbulls - then yes i do know the breed, having been bought up with two Pits as a kid. And ACTUAL American Pitbulls - and the action that needs to be taken is by the property authorities to do so not by somebody who does not have the entire history on these animals and maybe ruling with her heart rather than her brain.

    The advice that has been given is of no use to the OP, even some is illegal, accusations about not being able to pay for your animals so don't own one crap (i'm sure times where you can't get your animal straight to the vet because you can't pull the money out from thin air has happened to most owners) makes the thread stupid to anybody with half a brain and an open mind.

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    I understand your point of view even with half a brain lol.

    Time to move on, have a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    accusations about not being able to pay for your animals so don't own one crap (i'm sure times where you can't get your animal straight to the vet because you can't pull the money out from thin air has happened to most owners) makes the thread stupid to anybody with half a brain and an open mind.
    I think that's directed at what I said. I wasn't aiming that comment at these dog owners because I don't know them and the dogs looked pretty healthy to me, just people in general who can't afford to pay for animals but still take them on. It drives me insane when I'm trying to sell a horse, generally for only $1000, so a small(ish) amount and people say "I want him, can I please have him and pay you in 6 weeks when I have the money?", what if this horse gets colic or something and requires vet treatment? If they wait 6 weeks to get the money, the horse will be dead.
    In regards to not being able to take your dog to the vet because you can't pull the money out of thin air, I think that every animal owner should have either pet insurance or money saved away for vet bills.. I have a seperate bank account where I keep $2000 just for vet bills for my dogs and horse. And there are some weeks, after a vet visit where that account will go down a bit and I will stop buying unecessary things just so I can make sure my pay for that week goes towards putting it back up to $2000. It's sacrifices like that you have to consider when deciding to take on an animal. If you can't afford to pay for insurance, or have money set aside for an emergency, then no, I don't think you should have pets. Using "I can't afford it" is never a viable excuse when it comes to animals or children.. if you can't afford them, then don't take on the massive financial responsibility.

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    I'm another who thinks this thread should just go *poof*
    An awful lot of assumptions have been made on a very small,very brief , single encounter.

    As for the dont own a pet if you cant pay theory ? In an ideal world wouldn't that be lovely!!
    But sadly I at least,live in a realistic world and mines pretty rough at the moment I assure you. I do not have a spare account with $2000 sitting in it for 'what ifs' .... Yes, I will get suitably narky if told I should not have my dog (s) .
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    Hi Kristy.Maree,

    What happens if your dog needs something done that will cost $5000 or $10000? Not being able to afford food/flee/worming or the cost of a vet visit and pts is possibly a fair argument but i think you take it too far. What about the pensioners who couldn't possibly afford to have $2000 sitting in an account? Should they not be allowed the companionship of a dog?
    Last edited by mymatejack; 07-08-2012 at 02:20 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I'm on a pension.. My savings account only has $500 bucks in it.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    What I said was probably taken a bit out of context, I said I have $2000 for my dogs and horse, horse visits from the vet is a lot more expensive than dogs, if it was just the dogs then I would probably only have a few hundred set aside, I've had to have horses pts before because I haven't been able to afford the thousand dollars worth of surgery so I guess I've learnt my lesson and for peace of mind like to have money put away.

    You guys are all responsible owners, my comment was more directed at the people who live 'paycheck at a time' and only have like $50 to their name at any point in time... I know a few people like that and worry about what they'd do if their pets get sick, yet they still keep taking on more pets and it frustrates me!

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    Nothing to do with the original thread, but something to do with how it panned out
    I will just show two pictures..........it is not all about being able to afford dogs......love is often more important and maybe one day if something happens, someone will care enough to help these guys and their dogs. I know i would rather help someone who truly loves their dogs like this........

    I have paid the vet fees for a labrador belonging to a pensioner and I still pay his yearly vaccinations and sometimes some extra food I buy when I buy for my own........I rather do this then send another dog to the pound. We call him our foster dog

    Man and his dog.jpg

    Man and dog 2.jpg

    I bet these guys do not have a dollar in their accounts, but they deserve the love of a dog
    Last edited by newfsie; 07-08-2012 at 03:01 PM.
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