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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dogs and a box of tissues

It seems I have become facebook friends with over a dozen pet rescues, shelters, or in general, dog lovers.
 I enjoy the camaraderie we 'dog people' have, but part of me regrets these new friendships. Seeing all the pictures of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, even abused dogs in various shelters across the country, most of them under the threat of being put to sleep if they aren't rescued or adopted by a certain date, simply breaks my heart, and many times, has brought me to tears. I wish I could help them all, but I know I can't, so day after day, I see the pictures of scared, sad, confused eyes and faces, wondering what happened to them, wondering why they are there, not understanding what they did wrong to end up in such a place. And chances are, they probably didn't do anything wrong, just ended up in the hands of the wrong 'owner'. So as I grab another kleenex, I look at more helpless pictures, and then go home and promise my sweet Lady that she will NEVER be in a place like that, that she will always be loved and taken care of. She doesn't know it, but she is one of the lucky ones. Please help prevent more of the unlucky ones by having your pet spayed or neutered. Our local SPCA is offering discounted, or in some cases, free spay and neuter for pets. Remember, don't buy or breed - adopt, and your love will be returned. A dog is truly man's best friend, a real BFF!


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