shea_nb wrote:For all of you "Rationalizers", "Move On", "Let it go", lets think about something real quick. You can check any vet site or animal clinic and find out that dogs who suffer from severe dehydration will have permanent kidney and liver damage ranging from severe to not so severe. There is a very good chance that in order for this dog to live a long and healthy quality of life it will require monthly vet visits with blood work, medication and even shots. This type of care could cost upwards of $100 - $200 a month if not more. If someone didn't even want the burden of asking for help anyway he could find it, even if to just get the dog food and water till a real rescue could happen. What makes anyone think he will take on that sort of financial burden and on-going treatment knowing what has happened already. I guess for all of the "Give him a second chance." people it would be someone finding out the dog has died in a year or less due to improper medication and treatment. Something to think about.
Good point but, it is his dog. Ya, he made a mistake and has to live with it maybe this second chance will make him a better owner??
The dog is alive and well do the right thing and reunite them.
Burning someone down for a mistake may feel good he has had his share and will continue to. The ones who want to take from for this one mistake what happens when you make your next mistake??
Emotion has gotten the better of some give it time it will fade...
Would I like to see the dog reunited with its owner, heck yeah. Would I also like to see a animal protection agency work the way a child protection agency does checking in and making sure Missy is getting all the required treatment she may need, definitely. All we can do on this forum at this time is hope, pray, cross our finger or do whatever other mantra you may believe in that Missy never goes through anything like this ever again. Not burning anyone just asking what I feel to be important questions about Missy's future. I'm glad you
responded to the post, yes it bore some negativity but those are real issues that need real answers. Maybe not to me but to the people who have the dog and to the legal system if it ends up going that way. I have no grand illusions of whether or not any of us here will make a mistake or not. It's how we handle those mistakes and what actions we take to negate them from happening again. So with keeping emotions out of it as you are so inclined to try and do. Lets look at the facts we have right now.
1. Dog left on Mt. Bierstadt for possibly eight days.
2. Good samaritans find dog post on 14er.
3. Rescue attempt is made dog is found and brought down safely.
4. Due to 14er.com many people are calling news stations, papers, posting on facebook.
4. Story airs on 9news and 9news website.
5. Mystery man comes forward as owner, wants dog.
With just that little bit of information even the least talented of writers would have a hard time failing to draw emotion from 5 sentences.
So yes I am emotional about this as are others. Yes, I will continue to post to do what I can to help those who are intimately involved to do what is best for the dog. Even if it means the owner relinquishing on his/her own accord the dog to a home more capable of handling real life threatening issues the dog may have. As many have said its not just about the owner, it's also not just about the dog. It's about the dog and the owner and what challenges may lie ahead and how they will be handled and with what resources they have to do so. Make no mistake just as emotional are the people reading all of this and trying to wrap their heads around it. So is the owner of the dog and anyone he may be close to. It's not just the emotions of the patrons of this board but the emotions of the owner as well that need to be checked and cleared so true thought can be given when a vet gives information that needs to be understood and fully comprehended about what care will be needed.