May 22, 2010

Get Involved

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:


Priscilla said...

How sweet of them. What a touching video :)

Bella/Dodger/Izzie said...

Stories like that make me sick to my stomach. How can people be so cruel? How wonderful so see that they were rescued and have good homes now. The neighbors who turned them in are heroes in my mind.

K9friend said...

It's hard to imagine how anyone could be so cruel. I'd give a medal to anyone who stepped in to save an animal from abuse.


Shopgirl said...

I do not understand what these people are doing with a puppy to begin with. I am very proud of those who took this into their own hands and gave a home and love to this puppy.
I have a hard time with people who leave their pets out in the freezing cold here in Idaho.
Thank goodness there are good people out there...Hugs, Mary and the gang

RYKER said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. There is nothing worse than animal and or child abuse. I will never understand or condone it in any form.

Reena said...

I can't believe people are so cruel....thank goodness the neighbors did the right thing and reported them. As to the ones that snatched the dog, they did too..although I hope they don't get in any trouble for it!

An English Shepherd said...

Some people :-(

Very sad how some people treat pets.

Glad they are saved :-)


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Sallie said...

It makes me want to cry. :(

Mean people stink!