Originally Posted by Jen
I tried to, I told her I saw her post and wanted to help. In just a few quick sentences I explained that the best thing to do might be to put the dog down because it would be too traumatic to try to rehome such an old dog. I gave her my number and said please elt me know what I can do to help. I also sent the link to the Senior Dog Rescue in Ohio and she sent a very nasty reply back that if I can't take the dog then butt out basically. She said by telling her to put the dog down I made her feel like *beep* and she had been crying non stop about it since she found out she can't have pets.
I was like, ooookaaaayyyy... so much for trying to help... I didn't send anymore emails, I just hope she looked into that senior dog rescue.
Well, you did the right thing by speaking up. You made her feel bad...what a joke.
I was very young when I got Sheba, and was more focused on the great luck that we got a wonderful dog when we couldn't afford to pay the adoption fees at the shelter. But looking back...the fact that the original owner was hugging her and crying showed that she was going to leave Sheba to be euthanized, rather than have her be a problem when they wanted to travel. (Hello, ever heard of a dog sitter?)
And I'm sure there are people without families to help out. I've been very blessed to have a pet supportive family, even if they all live in different states! I cannot imagine trying to rehome an elderly pet to strangers. Poor old dog...