This thread makes both my head and my heart hurt.
Also another question I have...
If the dog is already born into this world, it is wrong of me to take a dog that has not been health tested over a dog that cost 3-4 times as much and has a high probability of not having the same connection as the dog I got did?
So you would rather not take a dog and leave it to be put into the pound or death because of something that is not in your control vs a dog still has a chance of having health issues that cost much more?
Yes. Yes, I would leave that dog. Only, it's almost always a PUPPY, isn't it, not a dog?
And if it crosses your mind for one millisecond that I'd enjoy leaving that puppy, just wipe that thought right out.
It would kill my soul, to look at an animal in horrible conditions, and walk away, but if anything I did caused that person to have more incentive to continue the abuse...then that would kill my soul even more.
It's clearly about saving money, for you.
It's about saving more lives, for me. The big picture, not the short-term instant gratification.
I don't have a pic of him on this computer, but he only weighed 37 pounds when pulled from the shelter. He's at a healthy weight now, at 88 pounds.
Probably only two to three years old, blinded permanently because someone hit him in the head so hard they detached both of his retinas.
Bite marks all over him, one into the carpal joint on his left front leg, with massive infection, from, presumably, being used as a bait dog.
Gee, I wonder if his breeder knows where he is now? I wonder if they feel proud of the screening they did on that puppy buyer?
I wonder if they feel they did a stellar job following up on Phoenix, to make sure he was safe and well-cared-for, his whole life?
And gosh, I am just sure they have a bigfatcheck waiting to send to all of us who dug into our own damn broke wallets, to pay for his very expen$ive rehabilitation.
It honestly blows my mind that you can't see how much of a hypocrite you are.
Apparently its a "do as I say, not as I do" thing when you talk to people? Do you tell them you knowingly bought (not rescued) a puppy from a BYB, and then turn around and tell them they should get educated and not do it themselves?
I'm not being sarcastic, I'm being serious, because you are making no sense at all.
It's one of the things I deal least well with in this world--total illogic.
I just cannot handle it.
I have a few last questions:
Why is it always puppies
BYB supporters feel that "connection" with?
Why can't it ever be a shelter dog? Or even puppies stuck in a shelter?
Why does it seem so often that it's either some "bad-ass breed" that these types are attracted to, or else some parody of a dog that's a "micro-teacup Shorkie-poo"?
All of you folks talking about how awesome you are, for "saving" and "rescuing" puppies from BYBs, who among you will step up and pay to rehab Acorn?
Who feels a "connection" with this sweet soul, who is one of the nicest, best-behaved dogs I've ever had in my house? Who is just dying to please a human?
Because, I'm over my limit now, and so are all my friends--we have housefuls of animals that BYBs produced, and never followed up on.
So, there you go. Since this week we seem to have an influx of attendees of BYBsRockCon posting here, maybe one of you will step up and actually rescue this very nice purebred dog, who doesn't at all deserve to be homeless.