Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is depressing.....

Ok, I am getting really depressed lately. I have received an overwhelming number of emails from people asking to get rid of their 8 year old boxer, 10 year old JRT, 11 year old JRT, 13 year old JRT and then last night I received an email from someone whose now husband got a JRT from a rescue before they were married. They got married, had a baby the dog didn't like the baby and they put the dog outside where he has been living for 2 years ;-( I seriously emailed back and said how horrible that was for the dog. She said well he is living with the beagles we raise. Oh great so on top of being cruel to the JRT and forcing it to live outside you also have beagles living outside which you are probably breeding b/c yea lady that is what we need more dogs and beagles on top of that b/c they are not a dime a dozen in the kill shelters.

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

What is wrong with people???

Oh and then on top of that I received an email from someone who has a Rat Terrier who is looking for a JRT to (his word) "mate" with just one time. WHAT??? Yes, that is what I do is bust my ass and getting these dogs out of shelters moments before someone is going to kill them so I can breed them and make more. OMG!!

I don't know why but dogs in shelters are really bothering me more lately. I went to the shelter to pick up Bumper the blind dog.. God is he cute! And even though this shelter is really good and really clean and the people there are nice and they really try very hard not to put any dogs to sleep I looked back at the rows and rows of cages with dogs in them. I looked at all those faces and thought how sad that no one loves them, that they are here instead of in a home. How did they end up here? Were they bought at a Pet Store? If they were someone wanted him really badly and paid a lot of money for him.. hundreds of dollars. I am sure they went home and told all their friends and family about the cute puppy they just got. Then what went wrong? Why did the dog end up in the shelter?

I don't know why but the thought of dogs being killed has been really bothering me lately. I look at my dog Petey who came so so so so close to death. I am going to be honest death bothers me, the thought of not existing really bother me. Doesn't it bother other people? That is why I have to try to save as many dogs as I possible can. I just can't imagine what goes through their minds being tossed out on the street, being taken to a shelter to sleep on a cold floor being hosed off with cold water in order to clean my cage with poo and pee being mixed with the water and spraying on me, being lead down a hall way thinking that I am finally going to be able to go outside to potty but instead shoved into a small oven looking box. Other dogs in that box scrambling to get out but the person just keeps pushing them back in. Being trapped and no matter how loud I bark no one is getting me out of this box. Having the gas turned on and filling the box. Oh is smells so bad watching some of the smaller dogs start to fall down, having a hard time breathing, things start to go black, not being able to bark any more b/c I can't catch my breath, unable to stand any longer, more dogs around me falling down......

That doesn't bother anyone???

9 comments:

NoviceLife said...

Ugh, that puts a pit in my stomach. People SUCK that allow this to happen....and to top it off, one of my vendors at work just told me she got her husband a puppy for Xmas, so of course *gulp* i asked from where.....PETLAND :( GOD PEOPLE WAKE UP!

House of the Discarded said...

It hurts so much.

Keep telling the stories...not every one is deaf. It just feels that way sometimes :(

Anonymous said...

To watch an animal die is horrible, even by injection. That is why I stopped volunteering at animal shelters. No-kill shelters-the yuckky ones- are worse than death, so I don't know what the answer is.

Anonymous said...

OMG! So sad... I'm sitting here with tear filled eyes... Can't help but think of them all & wishing you could help them all! Keep doing what you are doing Amy - you are their voice & hopefully people will help or at least listen to what you are saying so there is hope for all these poor little dogs! Dawn

Anonymous said...

If you can't help them then don't even look. That is the easiest solution. What you don't know wont hurt you. Hope this helps. Its only common sense, you know?

Dog Rescuer said...

hard not to hear and see the others when you go to the pound and pick one or two up.

And trust me I don't even open the 10 - 20 emails I get a day of dogs in need b/c it is only torture :-(

And I don't go anywhere near the website called Dogs In Danger. That is just MEAN!

Anonymous said...

Yes it is. One person can only do so much and if you cant do anymore then you just cant. so you have to do what you need to do to protect yourself from worrying about the animals you cant help. JUST DON'T LOOK!

Mel's Way or No Way said...

That's the problem-too many people don't look. It's easy to pretend there's nothing wrong. That is a big reason why the animal over-population exists. People always find ways to rationalize their own behavior and keep their heads buried in the sand.
There are days I can't get the eyes out of my head too, the images are so over-powering, but I keep telling myself to remain strong; someone has to be their voice. Hugs to you for the great work you do.

Joni said...

Keep your focus on what you can do to make a difference and keep posting your thoughts on your blog, some people will find it and learn from it. Keep on keeping on one day at a time and keeping hugging the ones you can help. Thank you for caring and sharing.