Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Broken Heart

The same day that I found out my bid on the house went through was the day that I ended up with a stray dog jumping into my car. These pictures break my heart. They were the pictures I took of her before I took her to animal care and control which I will NEVER ever do again! She was lovely and would have been a perfect pet for someone but unfortunately they have a policy at Animal Care and Control about not adopting out any kind of pit bulls. Also they only have to keep them for about 5 days before they euthanize them so she was put to sleep instead of having a home found for her. I'm really upset about it because I even put wrote on the paperwork that I would have been more than happy to pay to adopt her if her owners were not found. They however did nothing to contact me and when I called back about her was when I found out she was already gone. Please, just read this post and realize how important it is to take care of your pets--spay and neuter them! Keep their tags and collars on them--she didn't have anything! Microchip if you have a dog that wanders! And if you are interested in getting a new pet please consider doing something good for yourself and the world by taking in a stray--from the newspaper, from Animal Care and Control, from the Humane Shelter, from a neighbor who can't keep their pet, from whoever--but realize that dogs who are free are often just as great if not better than pure breeds that you pay a ton for!

I called her Zara--I loved her for the short time she was in my life!
I wish I could have saved her and if I had known what was in store
for her I would have tried harder!

Here are some pictures of my dog--
he was a free dog and he is the best thing that's happened to me in a long time!
I love him and would definitely recommend strays to anyone!
He's a great, fuzzy, little snuggler!
Please take care of your pets!
Or Gussy will bark at you!


Stephanie O' said...

She does look very sweet. I can't believe they didn't contact you even after you left a note. I get torn as to whether to adopt from the animal shelter to keep a dog from getting put down or go to a humane shelter to support them for not even putting dogs down. It kills me to see people who don't spay or neuter their pets. Come on people- you aren't going to make any money breeding your dog! That's why pure breeds are so expensive- they're expensive and time consuming to breed!

Mellissa said...

OMG I can't believe they didn't express that up front to you, that's ridiculous. That would have been a rough day. -hugs-