My friend called me this morning very upset. she was talking so fast I couldnt understand most of it but i did under stand "im just gonna kill that dumb dog" I said hold on what the beep did you just say? So she tells me her mother in laws corige just had a puppy (3 or 4 days old) and she is thinking about killing it. Im all confused. So she tells me the puppy was born sick, the mom wont feed it at all, and her mother in law will give it powdered milk every now and then. Last night it stayed in the garage by its self, she didnt feed it today, and the puppy is getting worse and worse by the day. So she was thinking of having it put down (not her like murding the pup or anything) So i though about it and asked if she would let me take it untill it was bigger and healther. I have never taken care of a puppy that young befor but im sure i could do alot better then shes doing. She said no she wouldnt let me take it but she thinks the pup could make it if it was taken care of and not just given powder milk when someone rembered and tossed in the garage.
So now Im real sad. I could go down there and steal it but hubby would not be very happy to have a stolen puppy, and they know me and I would probly be cought.
That's so sad..sas it your friend or her MIL that said "no" you couldn't have the puppy. If it was your friend, then I would go directly to the mil yourself, explain what your intentions are, and see if you can get the puppy that way. Good luck and keep us posted
Well.... what they are doing is inhumane. They could be arrested. I would recommend stealling it if you have to. I am in the process of raising 6 newborn chihuahuas. The mom died 24 hours after birth. It is a little tiring... but it is really easy. And with only one pup..... it would not take much out of your day. Please consider begging them or stealing the dog. It cant help itself someone has to do it for them. It WILL die if no one steps in.
Never mind. My friend just called and said the pup is probly going to die ina few hours. she tryed to feed him but he wont eat at all.
She said next time her mother in law has pups shes going to take them she likes it or not, and if she cant care for them (she has 3 sons all under 5) ten she will give them to me.
Damn thats so sad I want to cry. Poor puppy I hate hearing about crap like that expecaly if its caused by someone I know. I mean how in the hell did I end up knowing so many people that dumb? I dont like all the people I know but it seems like everyone i know is like this, I know an old lady who wil fix your cat for free she hhoves it in a shirt sleve makes a cut they drop out snip and then she lets the cat go. My guess is its just the way you are rased.
I could call the cops but the sad thing is nothing would happen, I have called them a few times on people down there. One guy Killed a ton of dogs, he had well over 50 and he had to move the pound would only take around 20 so he killed the others. Another guy I know breeds dogs and he will only take the pups to the vet (health check for selling) when his dogs get sick he will kill them and no he does not always shoot them he has beat them in the head. I have called many times and nothing ever happens. It sucks I hate it. Ive even gone so far as to talking to alot of rescues and having them call for me and still nothing happend, I got the cops to listen once, I had peta call them they went down looked at his papers (the breeder) and left. They didnt check out the dogs or anything. they said with out me sending in pictures thats all the could do
***Edited By: monkeyeatbutt on 9/11/2006 11:08:22 AM*** Reason: Add
I live in rogersville Missouri. The puppy and all the people I know who do things like I listed live in chadwick, Garrason, or oldfield.
Is it normal? No I dont think its normal but it is very common. The cops there dont like to mess with things unless its a drug bust, drinking and driving, or being drunk in public. We had a cop blow us off wile I was trying to find out about a sexual assult case. The cop working on my case tryed to talk me out of pressing charges and finaly decited he didnt want to mess with it. Its been 5 years and nothing yeat. The last time i called him he said "well I called once no one answered and thats all" that was 2 years after it happend.
I used to like cops. when I was living in cali we had alot of cop friends and they were great cops, very nice and always did there job. When we moved here I got a very diffrent view of cops. Im sure there are some good cops around but I have not come across any around here yeat.
You know if you took the puppy and tube fed it and gave it some lactated ringers under the skin and some nutri-cal it may still have a chance. Go to the house, ask if you can try to save the puppy. It is likely too late, but you never know. It sounds like they have written him/her off already now. They may just let you have it.
Sometimes, but not always, mothers reject puppies when they have problems that we as humans don't know about. Mother dogs know. There may have been nothing even a vet could have done to save the puppy.
That's really sad. I myself would go and take the puppy. I am certainly not telling you to do that at all. But I'm the type that if I see a dog locked in a car on a 100 degree day and absolutely cannot find someone to come open the car, I would bust the window and take the dog if I had to, and I would also go into someone's yard at night and take a dog if I felt the need to. That's just me.
I have no problem taking the pup as long as I knew I wouldnt get cought. I know shes working right now but I dont have a ride up there, I cant drive legaly. When hubby gets home Ill call my friend see if the pups still alive and then try to talk hubby into stealing it. It will be a hard case to ple (there animals are not in the best shape and he would be worried about one of the girls or rocky getting sick) but I may be able to pull it off. Honestly from what my friend said I dont think he will live that long, she said flys were starting to attack him.
If he is still alove when hubby gets home and hes willing to drive me up there what do I do? I know nothing about feeding and caring for a tiny little pup. I herd about making them go potty but I wouldnt know how to do that, Sence they dont feed him much I dought they make him potty is there anyway he could be going him self? How would I keep him warm? Im thinking a bonding bag. Hes pure corgie so hes smaller would he fit in there? would that keep him warm? Were should he be at night? He couldnt sleep with us because hubby is a evil sleeper. We have had alot of pups growing up but our dogs were always very good mamas and took care of them. We never had to do anything like this befor.
I didnt get the puppy. I think he died because My friend wouldnt talk to me about him anymore. If something dies she always changes the subject.
Hubby said no too. If he was not in such bad shape he would have said yes but I cant handle death very well, ok i cant handle death at all. I cryed when i saw a guy kill a random snake, Ok i didnt just cry I balled and yelled at mike because he didnt run the guys car into a ditch. I dont think anyone would want to see what would happen if a pup I was taking care of died.
That is so frusterating, and sad. I may not want to talk to that 'friend' too often. Or, I grill people until they tell me the story and then I say 'next time you should.........' but with very very young puppies, I have never had a vet do TOO much other than get them nutrients, hydrate, warmth, and antibiotics. The rest is up to mother nature and the puppies will to live.
Often if they are that young they are just too small to do invasive proceedures. Now, my vets are both old, so maybe younger vets are doing more aggressive treatment of young puppies. Does any one know?
I dont blame my friend she at all. Its her mother in laws dog not hers and she just found out.
there are days when i want to slap my friend over animals. dumb things like her dog had a tumor on his neck they got him to the vet the vet draned it and sent him home a few weeks later it got bigger they took him to the vet the vet draned it and he went home then it got real big im mean bigger then a very large fist and the dog was running it got cought riped open drained and healed. At this point I would have called a diffrent vet to see if they could do anything other then draining it and wating for it to get bigger then befor. But she had her husband shoot him because she though it was cancer and he was gonna die anyway. It could have been cancer but no one told them if it was or not. things like that make me want to slap her. But she was rased were if you think there is nothing that can be done you kill the animal. She has gone out of her way to help animals. Picture this. Shes 5 foot 4 when she was 8 1/2 preg she saw a stray dog across the highway and tryed to talk her husband into taking it home at least untill they can find it another home finaly her husband said fine if yo ucan carry it you can bring it home and keep it for all I care. She said Ok gets out of the car and walks up to this dog he looks like a lab, mastif mix (mastif sixe lab looks) she picks this dog up and carrys it back to the car. she has always gone out of her way to try to help animals.