posted on May, 26 2016 @ 11:10 AM
So, yeah.. I went running today as I always do. And just as it happened last year... so it happened again today. This time though I had 2 dogs follow
I thought they were my neighbors dogs because they wandered up his driveway and into his yard. I didn't see them following me down the road and it
wasn't until I returned from my run that I noticed they were both hanging out under the shade tree...just laying there.. like they had always been
there..Both are friendly and very loving animals. But I noticed the one had a serious issue right away. His hind leg he wasn't using properly. It was
all stiff and straight when he walked.
So..up to the vet I go. Willing to spend what I needed to in order to make sure they were healthy and get the one dogs leg taken care of. Neither of
them are chipped and only one had a collar...but it had no tags.
The vet says that his leg is not fixable. That he needs to have it cut off. Her best assessment is that he was hit by a car a few years ago and it
healed improperly. The whole thing from his hip down needed to go. She said she would give them to the humane society so they could put him in a
rescued dog program.
I just got back from taking the second one up to the vets..and now I am upset because I feel like I've abandoned them again. All these two want is a
place to call home and I've let them down.. like all the other people who turned a blind eye or ignored them. (two years with a gimp leg and no one
that they came across ever bothered to get it checked out?)
So, now I am torn.. between letting them go and possibly just accepting them back into my home and my life. The vet told me I could call in a few
weeks to see how they are.. and I don't know if they would let me take them back or not..after they go to the humane society and get fixed up. I was
prepared to help them out ..but the surgery is pretty expensive and they aren't my dogs.
Just looking to see what others would do or if anyone has had such an experience before. I feel like I've lost something that I never owned..yet
can't help but worry about whether they'll be taken care of or not..
anyhow.. any advice/experiences would be welcome.