reply to post by ofhumandescent
I read this thread, and wasnt going to post, but I cant help it. You should know before I say my piece, I own cattle, goats, 3 house cats 1 inside
Malinois/shepherd, and two outside dogs, one shepherd, one mutt.
And yes I can afford all of them, and they are all vetted regularly. I am not a goody two shoes snooper into other folks lives. But, one thing I
will not tolerate is animal or child abuse. I will pick up the nearest thing handy, and break a car window over a child, or dog left in a hot car.
But, I also have enough common sense to know that if it is hot outside, and I can feel cool on the window, and the dog OBVIOUSLY doesnt look in
distress, that the owner has left the air running to keep the animal cool. thus no need to call anyone or break a window, but that doesnt mean I wont
wait until the owner gets back to ensure the car doesnt die, or break down and allow the animal to suffer.
I once watched a rottweiler die of heat and lack of water, why did I watch? Because the animal was so vicious I couldnt get close enough to it to help
it. Even the sherrif couldnt manage it, and the animal control folks wont leave city limits for anything-we couldnt locate the owner. When he did get
home he was mad because he swore someone poisoned his dog, and he wouldnt listen to reason from myself or the sherrif. It was very sad and made me
cry, my husband and I tried for three hours to get a bucket of water close enough to save him, and got bitten several times for our efforts. The dog
was so frantic to get loose that he tore up everything and anything that came near him. A week later the guy had a new puppy, I moved a few days
later, and never knew what happened to the pup.
What really gets my goat though is these people who take thier dogs to huge crowded hot events in the summer time. We have a 4th of july event coming
up in our town that draws thousands of people, I can gurantee you I will see folks walking dogs on the hot pavement, or carrying them around in thier
arms. The weather is gonna be over 100 degrees this weekend. do these people not realize what hot concrete does to the skin on a dogs feet? I say
everyone we see walking a dog on that type of heated concrete, we force to take thier shoes off and spend the day walking on hot concrete just so they
can experience the pain and blisters. Or, force them to be wrapped in a blanket for the day to experience what its like to be carried around in
someones hot arms all day. I agree with the previous poster, animals are not accesories.
To sum up, yes I would gladly break a car window to save a dog, or a child, or a cat, or an invalid, or an elderly person, etc. And, take the property
distruction fine if need be, because its the right thing to do. No one, human or animal shoudl suffer that way ever, it would not bother me to have
people who do that sort of thing be convicted, and sentence to suffer the same way thier animal did until they died. Serves them right.
when animals suffer for our stupidity, we show the planet how horrible humans can be.
edit on 29-6-2011 by Rossa because: to add