2/27/08: I got this forwarded to me today. Just
another perfect example of why it is just not fair to
dogs (or people) when you leave dogs intact to breed,
over-populate and then become homeless, killed or a
burden to others who had no participation in the owners
neglect and thoughtlessness. I have eliminated the
name of the town and a few minor statistics.
8 yr old
intact male, purebred Pyr, and his 3 sons, Pyr/Labs, 2
yrs old. All dogs are intact, but are said to be UTD on
vacs, worming, good natured, well mannered pets. All
are excellent with tiny children, strangers, all other
dogs, no food aggression, no fight triggers.
will chase a cat up a tree, but never harmed one. They
have killed opossums and snakes that got into yard.
They love fetch with tennis balls, squeaky toys. Will
jump into vehicle and ride quietly, sitting in seat.
Leash trained. Not house trained, outside dogs. Yard
is 4 foot fencing, never challenged any enclosure.
Gate has been
left open 2x or more, owner not home for several hours.
Dogs found on front porch, waiting for owner. Not
runners, diggers, jumpers, or escape artists.
dire domestic abuse situation, home being repo'd, dogs
in imminent danger of being abandoned by week's end if
placements cannot be found. She has exhausted all
efforts to place them, cannot take them with her after
she is evicted. Mother dog and sister pup have been
placed by owner. She's out of time on Dad dog and 3 boy
located in MO. Pyr rescue is working
on this, but fosters and cubbyholes are full. They
are posted on ....... (various adoption sites).
If you, or someone you can recommend, can help with any
or all of these dogs, please contact me.
I sent 2 Pyrs last week to NH, and still have 15. No
room at the inn here.
One reason this hit my 'anger bone' more then usual was because of a
conversation I had yesterday with a woman in Zinc. She had 8 pyr
pups listed on Freecycle to give away. Since we already have 2
approved applicants for females, I figured I might be able to help out
both parties. To make a long story short, 5 male pups
were left. "Don't have no females left but I'm
sure I'll have a bunch next year at this time" and "you never pet a
goat dog or you ruin it".
OK, I was 'light' but emphatic in my response when I told her that by
bringing all these puppies into the world, even if she found them
homes (which she obviously could not), it was taking away potential homes
for other dogs and ever puppy in every litter makes HER responsible
for that many dogs dying that day. I also told her that that
litter of 8 in just 9 months could produce 64 more puppies and those 64
puppies in another 9 months having 8 puppies each would make over 500
puppies in just a year and a half not counting the potential second litter
from the first 8 pups. I doubt she 'got it', but at least I had my
say. Hilljacks in the Bible belt.