Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I killed a dog today...

My friend called me today and said "I am at the shelter and there is a female 10 year old JRT here. They are going to put her down right now unless I can take her."

I asked why is she there? Is she vetted? Why are they putting her down.

She was an owner surrender because she was nippy with the grand kids and was a resource guarder. She is up to date on shots and spayed. The shelter won't adopt her out because if she did bite a kid they would be held liable. The owners said she has NEVER bit anyone, they were just afraid she would.

I have ZERO places to put another dog. I had to say I am sorry I can't take her in right now. Totally sucks.

Her name is Rudy and as I am typing this she is already dead!

8 comments:

crystal said...

Im sorry, that has to be very hard. It is absolutely not your fault though!! Saving dogs from being euthanized is not the same as killing them when you can not save them! It is the owner's responsibility, try to not feel bad, you are the "good guy!"

Dogman2 said...

I feel your pain with the loss of this dog, but are are unable to save them all. I can only say that the owner of this dog must not have really loved this dog.It's just sad...

House of the Discarded said...

So upsetting. I can't tell you how many times I've had to play God like this and it hurts so badly.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why these people can't keep the dog away from the grandchildren. Grandkids come over - the dog goes into another room.

Mel's Way or No Way said...

You didn't kill Ruby...her former owners did. I know it's hard, but you are not the one responsible. I hope her former owners are happy with themselves. Hugs to you.
-Mel

Original_Wacky said...

You didn't kill her. It's not your fault in any way that you don't have space for yet another dog. Try to keep your head up, and know that you are doing as much as you can, and more, for the dogs already with you.

Royal Dog Accessories said...

I find it strange when a dog acts up; The owner surrenders it, But when their kids act up, They live with it. A good bit of obedience and it would have been sorted. Or even better yet, when the grand-kids came over, Put the dog outside in in another room.

Such a loss.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Hi!
I read your story today in the Morning Journal and to say I admire you is an understatement! I am a pug person, live in Lorain, and work with Ohio Pug Rescue. Yesterday my 10 year old foster that was dumped at the Cleveland Kennel had to be put to sleep. I only had her a short time but she stole a piece of my heart as they all do. It is just aching. I know I am only doing a small part - I foster one at a time.
Thank you so much for what you do for the JRT.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren
www.rugsandpugs.blogspot.com

Dumpster Rental said...

Don't feel bad. you haven't killed Ruby...the owner of that dog really don't cares of him .That's why all these happens.. It's not your fault...