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Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

Postby brandtrn » 04 Jan 2015, 23:29

http://www.examiner.com/article/while-on-vacation-sc-doctor-abandons-newly-adopted-dog-by-tying-to-phone-pole

THIS is disgusting! Those of you who read this so-called "doctor's" letter which tries to somehow justify his behavior will probably find it as full of holes as I did. In the first place, WHAT kind of freaking idiot could feel possessed to adopt a shelter animal, with the health problems this poor baby had, just before he's ready to leave on vacation??? Shelter animals come from a highly stressful environment and, even if they're healthy, need some quiet time to "decompress" and to bond with their new pack members in the best of cases. Unfortunately, it sounds as if THIS poor little soul was sadly neglected prior to being dumped at the shelter to begin with. If so, he'd need even more of that "quiet" time. Quite honestly, I think that the Doc's letter is bogus...simply because I saw the video of that poor pup's rescuer (a stranger he'd never met before) hand-feeding him while he was calmly in the sit and stay position. If he could be so calm, quiet and sweet with a total stranger, how is it possible that he'd have been so freaking out-of-control and aggressive with someone who'd been his supposed "owner" for several days?? Also, while he was abandoning that poor pup and leaving a note attached to him, any so-called "doctor" should have known that he should have included, in his note, the fact that the dog was suffering from kennel cough and a groin infection and was still in need of medications. The fact that he neglected to do so only shows further, in my opinion, that this so-called "doctor" is a man completely without compassion for his fellow sentient beings. I'm completely convinced that this man is an irresponsible bastard who adopted this poor shelter animal on impulse to please one of his kids, without taking into consideration the amount of time and commitment that responsible pet ownership entails. With that in mind, I can only hope that this story goes "viral," and that this Doc's patients "abandon" him just as suddenly and as surely as he abandoned that poor pooch. :bleh:
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Re: Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

Postby Ice.Maiden » 05 Jan 2015, 17:42

OMG, that poor, poor animal.

I don't dispute the man's profession, but he should never've taken an animal in that required veterinary treatment - and then taken it on holiday!

The dog'd just been neutered as well. They recover fairly quickly, but he'd probably be sore and confused. He'd been left by his previous owners, taken to a shelter, "adopted" by someone else (who already had a dog, plus young children) and then abandoned again! That's seriously going to distress him, and how does anyone know that he wasn't shouted at, or teased/treated badly by the kids, which'd be bound to make him snappy?

As you say Cindy, he needed patience and love, and time to adjust to his new surroundings.

Whether the man felt he had no option or not, he'd considered shooting the dog. Nice owner! I know that you don't want a vicious animal around children and in your home, but he should've taken it back to Pawmetto if he'd had any concerns at all, not simply dumped it. The stress must've been awful for the dog, and I don't accept the flimsy excuses dished out by this doctor.

He's bound to justify his actions, but I agree with what you said. I think the dog was bought or taken on a whim, and its health conditions could've made it gripey. To my mind, the family gave no thought to how the dog might've been feeling, and what do you expect if you're shoved from pillar to post, not knowing where you are and possibly not being used to travelling anyway?

Pets aren't there to show off, or be loved "so long as they toe the line". Training takes time, and that dog needed someone with an understanding of his needs. He never got it, and probably reacted accordingly. : (
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Re: Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

Postby brandtrn » 06 Jan 2015, 11:24

I don't dispute the man's profession, either, Icey. I put the word "doctor" in quotation marks simply because this man was SO completely without compassion that he's a blight upon his profession and all that it's supposed to stand for! This man, believe it or not, is a pain management specialist. Surely a man who deals with patients in chronic pain on a daily basis should have a bit of compassion???
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Re: Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Jan 2015, 12:29

Yes, you would've hoped so, wouldn't you, but obviously not in this man's case.

Over here, it's against the law to abandon a dog in such a manner, thanks to a law made in Scotland in 2006, but when you see strays wandering the streets (thankfully not very often round these parts) you just know that their owners didn't want them, and so it probably seemed an easier option to simply leave them somewhere or let them go.

It's heartless, and I hope that dog above finds a really loving home where he can learn to trust and be happy again.
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Re: Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

Postby pilvikki » 06 Jan 2015, 19:07

    way to attract patients... idiot.

    feel sorry for the pooch AND his kids.
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    Re: Doctor abandons newly adopted dog while on vacation

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Jan 2015, 19:45

    Good point, re. the children.

    The way that guy tried to justify himself was pathetic.
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