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Frenchy April 9th, 2007 07:42 PM

Need to rant
So one of my ex coworker came to my work place this afternoon with her partner. We know eachother well, they came to visit my place once or twice. They know I do rescue. But still they always go against what I tell them.

First dog; they bought at a pet shop :mad: they got a dog who they have been told would be max 60 pounds. I laugh when I saw the dog (was a puppy with HUGE paws) he is now 80-90 pounds, border collie mix. Then they got a male ****zu , they bred him with a female and kept a puppy :mad:

So her partner tells me she's mad at them cuz one of them destroyed her eye glasses (you shouldn't leave them on the coffee table I told her) and she goes on to tell me she'll probably get them euthanize cuz she's fed up. :mad: Her yard is a mess (and she tells me I should see her, who has 3-4 dogs on all time) and that she wants to go to Florida next x-mas and it's too expensive to get them into a kennel.

So I tell her, fine, but I can help get the dogs into a rescue. She refuses and tells ME that dogs are meant to be with one family, they can't get used to a second family....I reminded her I was with a rescue and it's totally not true !! So after a few minutes trying to save her dogs's life, I just walked away, my blood was boiling. Someone else who was part of the conversation told me her partner told her why why why did she tell me those things , to me ? :confused: I hope she'll changes her mind, how stupid to have 3 dogs put down....

Hunter's_owner April 9th, 2007 07:44 PM

Omg that is so sad:sad:

rainbow April 9th, 2007 07:56 PM

YIKES...very sad indeed. :sad: Does her partner feel the same way?

Byrd April 9th, 2007 08:00 PM

Crazy. How could anyone, for those reasons? :mad:

Frenchy April 9th, 2007 08:01 PM

[QUOTE=rainbow;406649]YIKES...very sad indeed. :sad: Does her partner feel the same way?[/QUOTE]

Her partner (my ex coworker) knows me better, so she wasn't saying anything. She did call me after this, but it was off topic. If her partner still wants to do it, I think I could get my friend to just drive the dogs to my place and say she dropped them off at the vet, I only need one signature to release the dogs into a rescue. :shrug:

Frenchy April 9th, 2007 08:03 PM

[QUOTE=Byrd;406651]Crazy. How could anyone, for those reasons? :mad:[/QUOTE]

The sad thing is (and I did pointed it to her) she's the one who wanted to breed her dog, she's the one who wanted a third dog. I told her they were HER responsability, they shouldn't have to die just because she cares more about her yard and her floors.

TeriM April 9th, 2007 08:12 PM

That is just so darn frustrating Frenchy :sad: . I hope the partner will get her to surrender them to you :fingerscr .

Byrd April 9th, 2007 08:20 PM

Well, in my world, and probably the worlds of all of us here, pets are a lifetime responsibility, just like children. I don't believe in disposable pets, and I, unfortunately, know a lot of people that do. :frustrated:

I know someone that put their dog down because they wanted to go on vacation and had no one to look after it. Unfortunately, I didn't find out about it until after the fact. I hope this doesn't happen to these dogs. :pray:

As far as floors and glasses go, that's one word... training!

~michelle~ April 9th, 2007 08:28 PM

poor things.....:( i hope they consider rescue.....:pray:

happycats April 9th, 2007 08:33 PM

That just sucks!!! Some people make me so :yuck: sick! How frustrating it must be for you, and why would she even tell you all this, knowing you are in rescue, unless she was trying to P you off:mad:

Frenchy April 9th, 2007 08:36 PM

I think she was too mad to think to whom she was talking to. But yes, still too many people think pets are disposable ; saw 2 adds this week end that just made me so sad ; free to good home, one 9 yr old Beagle, one 10 yr old lab mixt :sad: one even said they were looking for a family who would love their dog as much as they do !!! That won't be too hard considering they want to give their dog away after 10 years. :mad:

clm April 9th, 2007 08:59 PM

Some of these people are raising children and teaching them some of these wonderful values they have. No wonder there are so many of them out there. :frustrated:


erykah1310 April 9th, 2007 09:05 PM

words cant describe how im feeling right now, I cant even begin to imagine how you must be feeling:grouphug:
For fear of getting myself banned im not even going to comment on what I think of these " people":frustrated: :mad: :frustrated: :mad: :sad: :mad:

Frenchy April 9th, 2007 09:20 PM

I know Erykah, like for you this week , will be hard cuz you won't get to see the fuzzbutts for 2-3 days. And these people would be ready to have their own pets put down :mad: they don't deserve the company of animals. They are not worthy.

Prin April 10th, 2007 01:34 AM

That's so sad. I hate it when people think dogs will be so unhappy without them that it's better that they die instead. It's the most selfish, arrogant thing anybody can ever do.:sad:

TMac April 10th, 2007 06:02 PM

People suck! :evil: People like this should not just be banned from breeding dogs but from reproducing themselves!

Hugs to you Frenchy, as I know that blood boiling feeling - it so upsetting to see how selfish people are! :grouphug:

I have a neighbour that ditches her dog every once in awhile because she is too 'busy' to have a dog... but that never stops her from getting yet another puppy because they are 'too adorable to resist'!!! ARGH!!! :mad:

Despite offers of help and training/resuce advice, she neglected her first dog out in the yard 24-7. At least she pawned him off on her ex (luckily for the dog, the ex is a great dog owner!). The second one "went missing" (yeah right - in other words you opened the gate and said 'get lost'). I caught them in a lie on that one since they said they'd been phoning the humane society looking for him every day. I called and talked to the humane society and they said "what? No one ever has called looking for this kind of dog".
Now they are on dog #3 - a puppy chihuahua mix. He's totally unsociallized because guess what - she ignores him too!

ERG ERG ERG!!! :yuck:

brandynva April 10th, 2007 06:14 PM

I can't believe there are veternarians out there that just put dogs down because the owner doesn't want them anymore. I would think there would have to be a medical reason or something!?!? Frenchy I'm sorry. That must stink... :grouphug: I know hubby and I are going out of town this weekend for two nights. We are boarding our two for the first time. It's not cheap, but it's worth it to know they are safe and secure. I just can't imagine taking them to a vet and asking the vet to put them down for me because they are a nuisance I don't want anymore. :sad:

Frenchy April 10th, 2007 07:32 PM

[QUOTE=brandynva;407197]I can't believe there are veternarians out there that just put dogs down because the owner doesn't want them anymore. [/QUOTE]

That's why more and more vets go into depression. I had that conversation with my vet, he hates doing it, but he rather do it than to have these people dump the dog in the woods or worse, euthanize the dog themselves. :frustrated:

coppperbelle April 10th, 2007 07:41 PM

Need to rant
You must have wanted to bop her in the head and knock some sense into her head. I know I would have.
It is so hard to listen to some people's excuses. To euthanize a dog because you want to go on vacation or because it ate your glasses is ridiculous.
The only consolation I get is knowing that one day these people will have to answer to a higher authority and explain their actions on earth.

Frenchy April 10th, 2007 07:45 PM

[QUOTE=coppperbelle;407242]You must have wanted to bop her in the head and knock some sense into her head. [/QUOTE]

Not even, I was too in shock. I couldn't believe she was telling ME all of this when she knows what I do !

lt_danish April 10th, 2007 07:46 PM

That is awful. I hope they change their mind and get the dogs into a rescue.

breeze April 10th, 2007 08:19 PM

I think there should be a test or something that if you don't pass then you can't own a dog !!

then maybe this would not happen these poor doggies :sad:

happycats April 10th, 2007 08:40 PM

[QUOTE=breeze;407292]I think there should be a test or something that if you don't pass then you can't own a dog !!

then maybe this would not happen these poor doggies :sad:[/QUOTE]

Yeah like a license to own animals.......and to have kids!!

Byrd April 10th, 2007 09:02 PM

[QUOTE=happycats;407325]Yeah like a license to own animals.......and to have kids!![/QUOTE]

I totally agree with that, wouldn't that make the world a better place.

Sometimes they go to the vet with excuses like "my dog bit a kid riding past on his bike", okay, than tie the dog up so he won't do that... or socialize him better. :shrug: Some people just don't give a ****!!!! :frustrated:

trippincherri April 11th, 2007 04:33 PM

Too weird I just found this post, because a friend of mine (yes another STUPID pet owner) called here about an hour ago wanting to know what she could do with her cat.
She was like "Well I am at a point in my life where I can't handle a kitten and he is a really good kitten but I just can't keep him anymore, can you take him (uh no I have 3 cats and 2 dogs) or do you know what I can do with him or should I just find someone to shoot him?"
:eek: OMG I hate when people suggest shooting their pet, how barbaric could you be?

Sad fact is she has 2 yr old son who adores the kitten and she's going to get rid of it.

I fortunatley talked her into phoning the president of our rescue society and she said she would love to have him adopted out, so hopefully he will end up at a foster home. I'll call her later and find out what happened.

Also our local vet will question your motive for euthanizing your pet and if she thinks the pet could be re-homed then she encourages the owner to call our rescue society first. So at least she tries to give the animal another chance.

Edgewaters April 11th, 2007 04:41 PM

I think this is a very good case for animal cruelty.

Purpledomino April 11th, 2007 07:23 PM

A very, very sad story. Too bad that there are many people out there that don't value their pets as they should. I can only imagine that there is an underlying character fault with people who treat their pets as disposable, and omg, disposable enough to end their life when they are "inconvenient". Makes me sick to my stomach. Somebody with moral character such as this would worry me with children as well. Pretty disgusting. :sad:

breeze April 11th, 2007 08:14 PM

I wonder how these people would react if the tables were turned. they would then find out what it would be like knowing the pets could end human lives cause they got tired of them or that they wanted to go on vactaion and it was to expensive to board HUMANS........ where would they be then.... I really detest people like this:frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

Frenchy April 11th, 2007 08:18 PM

[QUOTE=trippincherri;407908] find someone to shoot him?"

OMG :sad: :frustrated:

happycats April 11th, 2007 08:23 PM

Why does everyone who want's to dump their pet, always come to the people who already have too many?? I ALWAYS get people asking me if I want their cat/s because they are getting rid of it!! What do I look like the crazy cat lady:rolleyes: :D . I alread have 5, (they always say "well whats one more":eek: ) It actually is a good opportunity for me to make them change their minds, or at least talk them into giving them to a reputable rescue.

Sorry for going off topic,:o

happycats April 11th, 2007 08:25 PM

[QUOTE=Frenchy;408011]OMG :sad: :frustrated:[/QUOTE]

Sick isn;t it, but I find it quite common in many rural areas:sad:

Frenchy April 11th, 2007 08:26 PM

[QUOTE=happycats;408013]Sorry for going off topic,:o[/QUOTE]

It's right on topic ! People now come to me for these things too.

Maya April 11th, 2007 11:38 PM

Truly amazing the lack of I dont know a lot of things. I just don't understand how you can't get attached to a pet. I mean even if you don't get along or click or whatever how can you just send them to thier death? Ya I don't get it.

i_have_too_many April 12th, 2007 03:15 PM

[QUOTE=Frenchy;407234]That's why more and more vets go into depression. I had that conversation with my vet, he hates doing it, but he rather do it than to have these people dump the dog in the woods or worse, euthanize the dog themselves. :frustrated:[/QUOTE]

Frenchy I was going to say something along those lines, so I will just add my :2cents:

Growing up in the country on a farm that is how we got our dogs and cats. People would decide that they didnt want the pet anymore, and instead of paying the vet (ours charges $80 for a cat) to put it down, they just drive out to the country and kick it out the car door. I have seen cats show up at our place in an awful mess, scratches, missing a tail, bad coat, fleas, mange, lice, open sores, etc...

Shelters here charge to drop a pet off too, so they think this is the cheapest and easiest way to get rid of the "problem". We had to put a dog down when I was a kid, it attacked me and bit my face (I was not badly injured and still love dogs), this was a dog that just showed up one day so we have no idea what the background was, maybe this was not it's first time.

we3beagles April 12th, 2007 06:27 PM

If you read the euthanization form in most vets office it says that if they think they can rehome your pet they have the right to do it. Our vet in Calgary has successfully rehomed plenty and one with us so far. I'm not sure why a vet would kill a dog or cat if they were perfectly healthy. This thread is exactly why I think there should be a black list of names of people who have abandoned pets before. I think it would be extremely helpful for a rescue organization to know if the family they are considering giving their precious dog or cat to has a history of neglect and abandonment. There are so many lately who want to give up their dog because it isn't house trained or obedient. Who's fault is that? People are not willing to take responsibility for anything it seems like now. OOOPS. Now I'm ranting too.

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