Dogs Deserve Better!

Date Posted: 03/28/2011
Posted in: Scout & Zoe's Doggie News   Tags: dogs, dog chews, Scout & Zoe's, Moses, Patrick

Twice this past weekend I learned of dogs that have been mistreated and starved by the people who were supposed to be caring for them. I wish someone could explain this to me because this just totally escapes me. I can't understand why anyone, ANYONE would do this to a dog, a child or any other living creature. These two women apparently wanted the dogs but one chose to put the dog down a garbage chute and the other woman took the dog to the vet to be euthanized because it was "sick and just not eating."  

In the case of the dog taken to the vet to be put down, the eagle eyed staff thought that story just didn't pass logical thinking so they offered the dog, named Moses, some food. He gobbled it down. They found him a foster home. After two weeks he is gaining weight and no longer looks like an emaciated shell of a dog.

The woman who turned Moses over to be euthanized has been charged with animal neglect. At this writing, I believe the woman who stuffed Patrick the dog down the garbage chute may be facing similar charges. But once an offender in these types of cases, will this or any punishment deter them from a repeat performance? Or should they both and others charged with similar charges, be forever banned from owning any animals?

I really don't understand how anyone could starve an animal or a child. The pictures of these two dogs just break my heart. They haunt me in my sleep. I will not post either photo here. If you want to see how far these two women went to deprive these dogs, Google Patrick the dog and Moses the dog. You'll find pictures that will make you sick. 

What these photos should do to you is make you sensitive to these dog's plights. Take notice. Be aware. It only takes one person to make a difference. Even a small difference like reporting a crime like this CAN and does save lives. 

These dogs deserve better. Much better. The measure of any civilization is seen in how it treats the children and animals in its care. Some of us have a long way to go to be civil. Thank God there are others who do take notice and open their hearts to Patrick and Moses and others like them. 

If you know any legislators, start the conversation to get legislation passed to make atrocities like these punishable crimes. I am going to make two phone calls to Indiana State Representatives today. I just can't stand to see this happen here in Indiana. We are better than this.

Be one of the good guys. Make a difference. Animals need our help to speak for them and make their world more civilized and safe.