Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Sad Thing

I saw a dog on the site of the road near my house several days ago but I thought nothing more of it. I drive almost a hundred miles a day so it stands to reason I should see dogs and all kinds of critters on my commute.
This morning as I was driving in that same area - my mind was on things I needed to do at work but I glanced by the road and not only did I see the same dog, but I saw two puppies that looked as if they were half starved. I would have given them my lunch but as it turns out today I didn't carry my lunch so I had nothing to offer.
On the way home this evening I stopped at a quick stop and picked up a small bag of dog food and some treats. As I approached the area where the dogs were stationed, they were in fact still there but I noticed as I slowed down that someone had beat me to the draw as there was several hamburger buns and a bowel of dried food as well as a pan of water sitting there by the road. The dogs looked like they were about to pop.
There are very few things in this world that get my hackles up but mistreating animals or small children is something gets to me. Why would someone dump a mama dog with two puppies by the side of a rural road and leave them there to starve?
I'm not sure what to do about the dogs but I intend to make sure they have food while I come up with a plan. Perhaps I'll shoot some photos in the morning and post some notices at work to see if someone would like one....or better still, the whole family. I'd prefer to place them in a home because if they are taken to the humane society, there is a good chance they won't leave there alive. That's not an indictment because those folks are perpetually under funded and there are simply more unwanted animals than people willing to take them. It's a sad thing.
If you are looking for a family of small dogs, please drop me a line and I'll hook you up.

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