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Animal dumping
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Robin    Posted 07-16-2004 at 12:58:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi,
I was just wondering if anyone else has the same problem I have....People dumping their unwanted animals out here in the country. I just dont know what to do anymore. I feel so bad for the animals and I kills me to call the animal control. I was wonding what you guys do in these situations or if you have any suggestions.

Thanks for your time.

Robin


DigitalMat    Posted 07-16-2004 at 22:14:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

Our house is just up in the woods from the road in an isolated spot. Happens all the time. Last night late, coming in from work, I saw another little cat probably 4 or 5 months old. I scared it as I pulled in the driveway. I walked back to down to find it and couldn't. I don't know what happened to it. People who don't have the guts to face the people at the animal shelter and turn them in shouldn't be in posession of an animal in the first place.


RayP(MI)    Posted 07-16-2004 at 17:44:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
So bad around here that I don't even need to tell animal control where I live - just say, "This is Ray - gotta nother one for ya." Sorry, I've had it with all those animals being dropped off. I don't have time to call all the neighbors looking for the owner. They are drop offs after all. I've got more animals than I need already, and I pick the ones I want - not what someone drops off. Many drop-offs are poorly cared for, abused, unfed and ill.


seahag    Posted 07-16-2004 at 17:04:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This sounds so like what happened to me. About a month ago a cat showed up at my door, with a flea collar no less, and decided she was just going to live with us. I asked my neighbors if they knew whos cat it was and they said,no but we tried to pet it and it was drooling and we dont want it around here. I sat in my chair in the front lawn and she jumped up on my lap, she had little bone in her tooth, she let me take it out(with tweezers and gloves) and since then she is my best friend. Loves the grandkids and even tolerates the dog. She is fixed and quite a killer, I had snake in my yard she pounced on it and next thing I knew DEAD SNAKE.... Well the old man wont let me make her a house cat but he made sure that the old dog house out back has lots of straw for her and she has a good water supply. She came to me two weeks after I put my little dog who was 15 to sleep after many years of love and devotion. God sent her..to help me not cry anymore...Luci is a blessing.


~Lenore    Posted 07-16-2004 at 17:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is so sweet.
I know God loves us and He does send us gifts to help us through the hard times.
Sometimes we just dont recognize them till later.


Larry806    Posted 07-16-2004 at 15:46:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get that on my twp road several times a year.About always Amish they put kittens & puppys in feed bags tied shut for them to starve. Found 4 kittens last month 1 was to far gone & 1 hit its head when they through them out. The last 2 are doing great. So far I've been able to find good homes for all I've found


Chas w/a true story    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:58:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my father was alive, he would take rides in the country to look at fields and probably to try to think things out. That's another story.
One day he was driving very slowly past a field of potatoes in full blossom when a car went by him. The people in the car opened a door and threw out a cat.

The cat was dazed and confused so it hunkered down and sat by the road.
Dad drove up and called to it and it jumped right into his car. He sped up and followed those folks,at quite a distance, until they put on a signal and drove into a driveway. He sped up again and stopped in front of the house while they were all at the side door and couldn't really see him. He let out the cat and it ran right up onto the porch and waited for them.
He laughed about that until he died. Just the thought of the looks of amazement on their faces kept him laughing.

Charles, laughing with him, up here in Me.


Donna from Mo    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:22:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now I'm wishing, in a way, that someone would drop off just the right dog for us; old Brandy died a couple of months ago, and I'd love to have a dog again, but can't talk Cliff into going with me to look at them. What I really want is a German Shepherd puppy. Do you think God will answer my prayer and send one right to my doorstep? Oh, I know the old saying... the Lord helps those who help themselves. And I'm scheming and working on it. Wish me luck.


banned in boston    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:40:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
All the luck in the world to you. I like Germam Shepards too, but good dogs come in all sizes and colors.


~Lenore    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is an "old saying" but it is no where in the Bible.

I believe God will answer your prayers, Donna, one way or another.

Just remember when that special dog comes to live with you to be sure and thank Him. ;-)


Mike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:08:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have this problem alot at my house, but lately it has began to work itself out. In the last 2 months 6 cats have showed up. About 2 weeks ago a cat killing dog showed up. Now the last count I had was 1 dog 2 cats. I figure that after the other 2 cats are gone the dog will leave. This is working out pretty well.
Mike


Ennis    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:58:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
You sound like a "Real Nice Guy"

Have you thought about moving to the vacation spot of the year Iraq?


Mike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 15:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ennis, This post was mostly a joke. I am in a rural area and it is Kill them, or let them fend for theirselves. I am not about to dump them on someone else. You can't call the animal control people in this area, because they are not any. Don't take my post to serious.
Mike


Ennis    Posted 07-16-2004 at 20:27:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry i guess I mis-read your postin my mind. We too have the same problem with people dumping animals.

Please forgive


MJike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 20:49:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
No problem Ennis, It is just a bad situation that no one knows how to deal with. I had just rather the dog kill the cats than me have to. Maybe I am wrong, Just easier for me.
Mike


Burrhead    Posted 07-16-2004 at 16:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
afore yall get too fired up I need to know if yer gonna have any pups offn that dawg??


Mike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 19:46:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead, Forgot to tell you in the other post, if the dog is still around when all the cats is gone i will e-mail for an address and ship him to you iffen it don't cost too much.
Mike


Mike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 19:37:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead, That's what I thought also about getting too fired up. Some people act like animals are humans. Don't get me wrong, I have hade some pets that i truly loved, but never lost the concept that they are animals. They have a short life span are are going to die. If someone doesn't understand this and want's to treat them like they are humans instead of animals they don't need to get pets. JMHO
Mike


~Lenore    Posted 07-16-2004 at 20:20:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love Top Cat, 12, but I love him knowing he will die.
if he starts to suffer then I will have him put "to sleep".
I am a realist about animals and humans.
They live and then they die.

We live, we die....
...unless Jesus returns before I die.
If He does, I will just take off and leave with Him.

PS: I do not believe in euthanasia for humans,
just thought I would clarify that.
When I reread my post it sort of sounded that way. :-)


New-Gen    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's how I got Dawg. Somebody dumped him ina little town near here. In amatter of 2 weeks he became the town pet, but he wasn't too welcome at the local grade school. The word was out on the street that if he showed up the next day he would be sent to the pound. A friend of mine called and told me that, so I made a quick trip over there and the rest is history!


Patria    Posted 07-16-2004 at 16:45:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeap..that is how I got Fonzy, our little chiwawa [sp]..somebody dropped him close to where we live..he was badly wounded with a hole on his leg..now he takes his naps on the bathroom mat and eats when we eat. We give him dry food but he has to have from our beef also..


TB    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:22:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think Ron/PA said it best the other year.


Robin    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:38:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
TB

Thanks for the reply! You are correct, He said it perfectly!


Paula    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:07:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't think you can do much more than take them in,
shoot them or call animal control. Otherwise starving
dogs and feral cats become a menace to safety and
livestock. GRRRR that's why I don't like people: why in
the heck would anyone think it's acceptable to;
1- turn out a domesticated pet to fend for itself.
2. - inflict his or her unwanted pet on someone else.

The HSUS estimates we put down 4million cats and
dogs in shelters in the US every year.

Paula


Robin    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:34:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for your reply Paula. I don't understand how people can just dump their animals either, It just makes me sooo angry, I mean what do these people think when they are dumping them? That they will be instantly found and and taken into a loving home? I just wished I could reach out and talk some sense into these cowardly irresponsible pet owners that dump their animals.
It is the crulest thing I think a person can do to their pet. I am sorry for ranting, It's just that I have a big heart where animals are concerned. I wished I could take each and everyone one of them, but the sad fact is that I cannot. I have to think of what is best for my pets and animals first. I have in the past taken in a few strays that did well out here, but others have eaten chickens or what not, and I cant keep an animal that does that. I guess I was just hoping that someone would have an alternative to the common solutions...:)I guess there is never an easy answer to this kind of thing....Thanks again..

Robin


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