People can be so cruel. Watching this news story comes on the heels of my sister telling me the story about a four-month-old puppy who was kidnapped last week after the next-door-neighbor to the puppy's family couldn't take it anymore. Apparently, children told the neighbor stories of somebody in their household throwing the puppy up against a wall and numerous instances of abuse. She also witnessed firsthand the puppy being tethered outside constantly and rarely being fed. The neighbor banded together with a friend and kidnapped the puppy when the timing was right and allowed them to. Puppy is now living a happy, cruelty-free existence in a totally different town. No one had worked with this four-month-old to housebreak her or give her any kind of obedience training whatsoever. Thank goodness this neighbor/good samaritan stepped in when she did. Whether this was legal or not, it was the right thing to do (at least in my opinion). I would post a picture of the puppy (she's absolutely adorable!), but I don't want anyone to be able to trace anything or put two-and-two together. It's a small world after all.
This news report was from last night: