Monday, July 2, 2012

Don't want to make anyone mad....

I hate making hard decision when it comes to dogs but it is even harder when you are trying not to make anyone mad.  I feel like sometimes I take in a dog and I am totally optimistic and think we can fix her up and make her feel better and then I can't.  I feel like a failure and I feel like the entire world (I know it isn't but my world anyway) is watching my every move and all though it is ME who has to make the hard decision and choose what is best for the dog, the welfare of the public everyone has an opinion on what I should or shouldn't do.

I don't want to upset anyone and I try to explain it but sometimes I feel like they don't understand.  Then sometimes people do get mad at me and I think to myself... I am the one that is putting my name out there, I am the one putting my life, my family, my pets at risk they aren't.

Ultimately if I am a fearful of what a dog may do, I can't in good conscious allow the dog to potentially harm someone.  If I do allow a dog that may hurt someone into society the reality of it is I AM THE ONE RESPONSIBLE!  I am the one who is going to be sued. I am the one that could loose everything I own.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE dogs and I am willing to do a lot and willing to give up  a lot for the dogs.. time and money but I am not going to #1 risk hurting, scaring or killing a human or another dog #2 I am not going to loose everything I have worked my ass off for.

It is a hard decision and one that SUCKS but ultimately I am responsible for the safety and well being of everyone.

I wish no one to have to be in my shoes, although I know so many who are.... all those who are rationally and logically involved in dog rescue.

To them I say.  Stay Strong. Someone has got to do it!


Life Of Susan, A Dog Shelter Worker and Animal Lover. said...

Hello Rescuer, luckily I don't have to make the decision of which dogs are a danger to the public, our council does that for us. They are responsible, however I feel partly responsible as I wonder if I could have helped rehabilitate that particular dog in a different way, so that final decision was not made. I'm going through the process at the moment where I'm partly blaming myself for a dog about to be put down because it is classed as "A Menacing Dog". Could I have done something? Did I do something wrong? It does suck.
Until They All Have A Home - Susan.

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