posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:07 PM
This is a topic thats near and dear to my heart. My whole family are dog people. Growing up the better part of my childhood my family had four dogs
two of which were rescues from abuse and abandonment.
Our first rescue was a rascal named sam. Sam was found in the middle of Crescent Heights and Sunset blvd at 6AM. My family lived close to that
intersection at the time. My dad went out for a early morning walk and witnessed sam get run over while wandering terrified and confused in the
middle of the street. The driver of the car pulled over briefly. My dad ran up to check on the dog, who was dragged 100 feet underneath the car
after getting run over and suffering 3rd degree burns on the face and fore legs by the exhaust manifold and muffler. The driver got out, simply said
sorry about your dog, and got back in the car and drove off.
My dad took sam, a greyhound/catahoula hound mix, to the vet and we got him patched up as best as possible. He ended up with a cast on his front
right leg and deep black scars on his muzzle and front legs. But sam ended up living a great life for 17 years with my family. And nobody minded
his scars. His personality was endearing enough. Although it was a problem when he'd beg for food at the table during dinner parties by putting his
head on your lap and either burping or farting loudly.
Our other rescue from a bad situation was a dobormen, black terrier mix. We named her lizzy. Also known as Dizzy Lizzy to her family. One christmas
morning (actually two days after christmas) back in the late 80's in studio city, los angeles my dad and I were taking out the trash. As we dumped
the trash we heard a whimpering. We stopped and listened some more to make sure and tracked the whimpering coming from across the street. We found a
2 month old puppy in a trash bag buried in the neighbors trash. Some scumbag had driven up and dumped a live puppy in a trash bag into the trash.
This was a very cold winter for Los angeles that year and the temperature that night and early morning was probably no more than 45 degrees maybe
upper forties. This puppy had been in there all night literally freezing. She was ice cold and stiff when we pulled her out of that trash bag. We
took her inside and tried to feed her and give her water. She wasn't really into eating at the time so we wrapped her emaciated dehydrated body up in
a hand towel. Placed her i a bread basket, She was that small< and put her onto the bricks in front of the fireplace hearth and hoped for the best.
We honestly didn't expect her to live through the night. Thankfully she lived and we nursed her back to health. She ended up living a great life
till she was 15. Sadly the initial starvation, abuse and cld had taken it toll and lizzy was always a bit loopy as an adult but in a endearing way.
It sickens me to see cases such as this poor abused dog in the article. When I read the thread title on the main board my blood instantly boiled.
Animal abuse and child molesters are a real sore spot for me and it invokes all sorts of rage in me. So I'll bow out from gong into a rant and spare
all of the ATS community. But know that if in some way I could ever come across this guy who did this to this poor dog in a dark alley with no
witnesses around I'd probably be going to confession for the rest of my life to make up for what I'd likely do.
PS. On the bright side the dg got rescued. Is going to live. And will probably find a wonderful home where he'll live a happier and hopefully long
I hope the police are going to stick to their word where they were quoted saying that they will pull out all the stops to find who ever did this to
this poor dog.
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