Did anyone watch Animal Precinct last night on Animal Planet? It was a really good episode. They rescued a pit bull named Boomer with a severe (and week old) eye injury. He was such a sweetie pie and friendly, it was obvious that the dog was a favorite of the staff members at the NY humane society. He really exemplified all the best attributes of a pit bull, friendliness and enthusiasm.
They also had a guy on there who was living out of his lincoln Navigator, because his wife had basically said, "The dog HAS to go or you're outta here." So he packed up his dog and left. The dog was a little underweight but the guy obviously loved the dog. The AP investigators were like, "This guy has to be telling the truth, no one is going to make up a lie like this." The dog looked like some kind of american bulldog or mix there of. She had a non malignant tumor on one of her nipples. And the guy had all her vet records with him and everything so he was still taking good care of hereven though he was living out of his car. The investigators were helping the guy out by bringing him those big buckets of dog food for her, to help keep her weight up. It was kinda cool.
The other story involved a small poodle (maybe a poodle mix?) that had some kind of allergy and basically had chewed all the hair and skin off of it's rump. But all the stories ended up happily for the dogs involved, they didn't have to euthanize any animals and none died in surgery or because of infection. I wish all the episodes were so good and ended on such a good note.
out of all the animal cop shows animal precinct is the only one i can tolerate. but i don't watch it because the disgust i have for people on those shows makes even the happy endings not worth watching.
I would watch that show more if I could be sure it would be a good episode like that one, and not leave me crying and runny-nosed! That second story is great, I guess he took the wife up on that offer!!!
it was funny, the two investigators went by and talked to the wife (off camera) and they were laughing about it. They were like, "man the guy really really loves his dog if they left that, that house was very nice and the wife kept it immaculately." Apparently the woman wasn't the kind of person who tolerated dog hair and wet paw prints on the floor.
I really like watching those animal cops shows. A lot of times they are so sad and depressing, but I always hope that maybe someone that doesn't treat their dog as good as they could will watch it and a lightbulb will click with them. It's a stretch I know, but maybe in situations where maybe the dog is taken care of, but doesn't get a lot of attention or isn't taken to a vet regularly,stuff like that, that they will start treating them better.
I cant watch those shows, they remind me of how cruel people can be, and show me that people without money can not afford to love an animal, love shouldnt cost anything but "love". I have empathy for all involved with these situations, there is no easy answer. Its in Gods hands.