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    this is what happened to my first dog
    when i was sick mum took him to the animal shelter because he started to bite, im still heartbroken

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    When I was 10 we moved from NSW to NQLD and I couldn't understand why people were surprised that we'd brought all the animals aswell. The people that knew we were coming hadn't expected us to buy them their own private trailer with enough room for the 6 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 dogs and 2 cats. That was nearly 12 years ago and I still can't understand how anyone could bare to give up any of their pets, they would never abandon us isn't it only fair that we show them the same loyalty.

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    We moved from Vic to Qld in 1999.
    We freighted the furniture and cars and we took a plane 2 days later.
    I will never forget the shocked look we got from people when we said our Dog and Cat were flying up also.
    What? your taking them as well.?
    (F&%*#@#$$@#deleted numerous swear words here).

    Did they think we were just going to dump them or something?

    p.s we did give the chooks away to a friend.

    We rented a house up here and no agent ever knocked us back because of the pets. I offered to pay extra/even double bond with each application and even though this offer was never taken up, it seemed to make the difference and got our applications approved.

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    The sad thing is this does happen everyday, all over the world. And sure some people do cry when they give up their pets. But a lot of them don't. Sometimes its hard to decide which is worse. Them sobbing but letting go anyway or their apparent lack of emotion.

    Either way I have very little pity for those people, even if they are crying. There was only one surrender that I ever felt for, because she had to give up her best friend and her daughters best friend because the daughter had become very very sick. My heart absolutely broke for those people and their gorgeous, loving dog.
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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    I do feel for the old people who have to give up their pets because they have to go into a nursing home. Only yesterday I was considering going to all nursing homes in the area to try and convince maybe one of them to start allowing people to bring their dogs. I would happily go and volunteer there then to look after or walk dogs for people who might be too sick or whatever. It's such a cruel fate for both dog and human when they have to give them up for that reason.

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    And now I have read the whole OP - and tried so hard not to cry at work... I also have known families like that.

    I lived in a granny flat for 6 months once and there was a couple in the main house with 2 kids, about 4 and 5 then. They had a dog, border collie, I think. The day I moved in they told me he'd bolt if I left the gate open. But because I was walking in and out with heavy boxes and furniture, I stupidly let the dog escape. I watched him and all this dog did was race to the oval at one end of the road to mark his territory, race to the little park at the other end of the street to do the same and come straight back home and through the gate!!! This dog never got walked, even though there were 2 adults who both only worked part-time to look after the kids.

    Then he started getting out through the fence. So they tied him up. On a short piece of rope. I once came home only just in time to save him from strangling himself after the rope got tangled.

    I was the only one who ever gave the dog any attention. So he started responding to me. On the day I moved out, I mentioned to his owners that the dog came to me when I called him - even when the gate was wide open. They didn't believe me and said it was coincidence. No you morons, it is because he is so intensely grateful for every scrap of affection he gets, no matter how little!

    Anywho, I was only there for 6 months but I am pretty sure that they didn't end up keeping the dog. I can only hope he found the home he deserved.

    I had my dog before I had my child. I was a single parent from the start. There was no way in hell that I would've let my dog suffer because of the baby coming along! Sure, our walks became a bit shorter, but I still walked her twice a day, no matter what the weather was. My child has seen lots of frosty mornings and sunsets in the parks, and was pushed along in the stroller for walks along the creek in the hot summer sun from since she was a newborn!

    And it was a good lesson for her too. She is totally aware of the responsibilities of being a pet owner. She still has to make compromises because of the dog's needs.

    What message do parenst who neglect and eventually give away their dog because they are too busy give their children FFS?! If I was one of those children, I would seriously worry about my parents giving me up if life became too hard!

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    This story is so sad, I started reading it today at work, but had to stop cause I didn't want to sit there bawling my eyes out.

    My aunt is like this, extremely irresponsible! She will go and get a dog because she can and then either gives it away, give it to the pound or it will died for some reason. She recently moved interstate and took the dog she (when I say she, I actually mean my grandmother - as it was her that looked after him, my aunt just "owned" him) had for 10 years to the RSPCA and she said she "couldn't" take him with her. I think the poor dog lasted maybe 3 or 4 days before he had to be put to sleep because he was so anxious being away from his owners, they said they tried everything but all he wanted was to go home.

    People like this make me wish we had some sort of licencing system surrounding owning pets.

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    This is pathetic, my red eyes flooding
    With tears. How very, very sad we all share
    This planet with creatures great and small
    And should respect and look after them.
    Yeah people suck alright thats why i have
    My beautiful puppy.

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    Im at work and I have make up EVERYWHERE!! and no more tissues... its so sad humph what the world has come too.

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    i really should not have read this at work !!
    Today is a new day

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