You never know the real story, and its unfair to make assumptions, especially when it comes to someones pet. Maybe the owners had just rescued these dogs from an abusive home, maybe the dog was in an accident and thats where the scars came from. You never know. Here is a pic of my dog dirty as hell:
Is my dog neglected, abused or a fighting dog? NO! Am I a bad pet owner? NO! My dog loves mud, water and dirt. So, I let him play in it before I gave him a bath one day. My dogs have gotten out before, as have most everyones.
I'll admit that I wouldn't have picked up the snarling adult dog, but if I were a dog, I'd probably do the same for taking my kid. I would make every attempt to find its rightful owner. To tell them they called the wrong number is stealing. How would you feel if you kept the puppy and in a week he/she got out again and someone else felt that he/she wasn't clean enough? Or that you obviously abused him/her because he/she has scars?
Someone else said it already, but Karma's a B!tch!
***Edited By: HeatherFeather on 5/30/2006 2:55:07 AM*** Reason: I spelled Karma wrong
Just a little piece of advice since I know this thread is upsetting you. Just don't check it. This is a lose-lose situation. It's best just to agree to disagree and walk away. There's plenty of other threads on here where people may need your help.
I understand both sides of the situation. You thought the puppy was abused and should be kept from harm. But Pope was just pointing out that there is two sides to each story and without the puppy being able to talk, we don't know what happened. And she was just trying to show you how you would feel if the situation happened to you. But your puppy is your heart and you just didn't take it too well. Either way, the way things were said and interrupted just escalated this situation to something ugly.
You got to realize that not everyone on this site is going to like you. Hell, I know I'm probably not most people's favorite on here. But who cares, I've learned a lot on here and I even enjoy it.
Don't let something on an internet forum upset you. If it does just sign off and go give Max a big hug. Laugh it off and sign on tomorrow.
Having experienced the loss of a much loved pet, I can assure you that it is NOT always something the owner can control. In my case, hurricanes and a downed tree did the trick. The end reult was the same, I lost Angel.
Someone might have found her wandering the night she escaped, have taken her in and thought "a dirty (white dogs get that way easily) matted (run through some woods and see what it'll do to a double coat) dog on the loose. Must be she was unkempt or not properly cared for".
Nothing in this world could have been farther from the truth. She DID have her collar with tages and micro-chip, but that didn't seem to matter to the driver who hit her nor the guy who dumped her down a drainage ditch.
Many folks SAW her. No one thought to catch her and check for her tags.
And to the OP... perhaps alldogslover can give you a hand? Sorry, but that's funny!