I just have to write this. We have thick snow on the ground, it has been falling for two days, and the sound of dogs barking has been getting worse. Now there are three street dogs (I won't call them ferals because some of them are dumped pets) in the field by the house. It seems we are a natural target up on this hill for those who want to get rid of their dogs. But how can people do it at this time of year? There is no Christmas here, but it is cold, dark and the dogs look so miserable. The only thing for anyone to do is call animal control, who, if they can catch them, put them down at once. I don't want to feed them or encourage them to hang round my gate, because of the cats. And my friend Vicki, who rescues stray dogs, has five at the moment and no foster homes for any others. Many of them are not socialisable anyway. It is so sad.
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12/18/05 at 11:46am