My son had found Molly, a chocolate lab on North Avenue in Plano, IL wandering around several times.
He always brought her back home to the owner's porch as they were never home.
They had a dog yet not a yard completely fenced in less than 100 yards from a train track on 1st Avenue in Plano, IL.
They had a dog and yet let her wander around.
And yes, if it had been me and not my son, I would have kept the dog and contacted the ASPCA or local animal/police agency because of the train
tracks being less than 100 yards away.
One night my son and his fiance heard a loud boom as the train hit it's breaks hard to no avail.
Molly the chocolate lab had been hit by a train and killed October of 2011.
If you are going to have a dog, be responsible.................do not let them wander.
Why not let them wander?
Let's see -
* Poison meant for rats, mice and maybe even wandering dogs (there are mean cruel heartless people).
* Crazy, sick people that either catch and sell dogs (and cats) to labs or simply torture them themselves.
* Out in the country..............traps
* Coyotes that hunt in packs
* Fences a dog can try to jump or crawl under and get their collar hung on and strangulate.
All kinds of stuff can happen to your domestic companion being left on their own.
A dog (or cat) is like having a toddler....................if you really really love them, you will watch and guard over them.
There are too many dangers out there and getting hit by a train is a horrible way to die.
If you are going to have a dog, do it right, watch them closely, even in a fenced in back yard.
* Dogs should not be left alone in a car ever............something could detain you, weather can change, the brakes could go, any number of things
* For God's sake if you live near train tracks or a busy street really keep an eye on your dog. Mine I go out with her in our completely fenced in
back yard and walk her on a leash for 3 miles every day. I never just leave my dog alone unsupervised outside our home EVER!
* A dog is a serious commitment....................if you are going to get one - do it right and not half arse.
If this message saves one dog or cat, just one in honor of a little chocolate lab my son said was a wonderful dog. He wishes now, he would have could
have gotten involved more.
My son says that he will forever feel guilty that he did not get involved more and that he cared more for little Molly the chocolate lab in Plano, IL
than her owners did...........
edit on 11/9/2011 by dbates because: Caps Lock Title Edit.