Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How Could They Do This!


As many of you who read this blog know..we live in the country. The nearest tiny town is at least 7 miles away and the city is about 20 miles away. One of the great things about living in the country is the peace and quiet... our nearest neighbor is about a half mile away. Country people always wave to you even if they've never seen you before. You know you can count on your neighbor and they can count on you to be there for them. It's a wonderful place to live. This morning I had my first experience of the bad side of living in the country. My husband came home from work this morning and told me that someone had dropped off 3 puppies down the road from our house. He said they were there when he was going to work last night but he couldn't stop as he car pools and he was the driver this week. This morning when he came home the pups were still there so he came and got me and we drove down the road to pick them up. The poor little things were frightened but happy to see us...even then their little tails wagged. We put them in the front seat with me and I talked to them and scratched them as we drove home. They are about 2 1/2 months old lab cross puppies...two black one yellow...two males and one female. We put them in the garden shed in the straw pile and gave them some food and water and it wasn't long after that they were running around and playing with each other and feeling at home.







I can't help but wonder about the people who would do such a thing...leave 3 sweet puppies on the side of the road hoping that a farmer would pick them up and take them home. Did they ever stop and think that they could have wandered onto the road and been hit by a car? It was thick fog this morning when we found them! Did they ever stop to think that there are coyotes in the country? I shudder to think what would have happened if the coyotes who frequent our area would have picked up their scent! If they didn't want these puppies why didn't they just take them to the humane society where they would try to find good homes for them. Most farmers have dogs of their own and usually more than one. These dogs are going to protect their own property and if these pups had trespassed they probably would have been attacked.  If we didn't already have 3 dogs I would have kept at least one of them. Instead we took them to Caring Hands Humane Society about 20 miles from us. They took as much information from us as we could give them and weighed them then took them away for inspection. The people were so kind and gentle to the pups. They told us that if they couldn't find homes for them (which they felt wouldn't be a problem) that they would be sent to Colorado to a place where they will try and find homes for them there and if that doesn't happen they are sent to an animal refuge where they will NOT be put down.   
What a relief it was to hear that!




I'd love to find the people who left these puppies and give them a piece of my mind but I'm sure it wouldn't do any good. There will always be people like that out there. Thank goodness there are places like the Humane Society who take these sweet animals in and care for them and try their best to find them GOOD  homes where they will be loved and cared for for the rest of their lives.


15 comments:

Julie said...

I don't know how people can be so heartless they are just so cute! I'm sure they will find homes soon! I so glad that you have such a sweet and caring husband.

Pondside said...

Thanks heavens for good people like your husband and you, who would stop and pick up the little creatures. If we lived closer I'd line up for one of them - we're always talking about getting a bigger dog to keep Rosie company (and me too, when The Great Dane is away).
It sounds like this story has a happy ending - thanks to you two!

Beatnheart said...

Oh Angel Maura, People like this make my blood boil..heartless, cruel, self centered...Its a sad world filled with people like this. And you can bet that their female dog hasn[t been fixed yet either. They treat animals as just a bit of garbage that they can use for their own means. My heart shudders, breaks and it makes me sadder beyond measure. Animal cruelty is on the top of my list of things that make me sadder than sad. Blessings to you and your husband for taking the time to do a job that some heartless #%@! couldn’t do...and worse didn’t even think it was necessary.

Janean said...

i knew a man who'd drive 20 miles to *dump* kittens every few months, but wouldn't drive 4 miles to the vet and get the cat spayed. ugh!

Melissa said...

Maura, how sad! It breaks my heart that people can be so cruel. We live in a fallen world, for sure. I'm so happy that you guys did the right thing by those pups! It warms my heart that there are people like YOU in this world. I pray a special blessing upon you and yours today. : ) Melissa

Catherine said...

Maura , they look lovely .How can people do that it's so cruel! thank they crossed your way! i care about the rabbits in my garden , wild animals ,so little pups... THANK YOU MAURA!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Maura,
Those poor little angels. What is wrong with people these days? Thank God for you and your husbands kindness or who knows what would have happened to these little sweetie pies. I'm sure someone will be happy to have them, and it won't take long for them to be placed with a loving family.
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Flat Creek Farm said...

Bless you both, Maura! We have one beautiful wonderful dog, Chloe, who was a 'drop-off'. Why people do this... how could they... those are questions I would love the answers to as well. At the time we weren't overloaded with dogs, so we happily took Chloe in. She has made the best companion for our Banjo girl too. Praying for good homes for these sweet little pups! And thank you so much for seeing they were well taken care of. You did a wonderful thing! -Tammy

Deb said...

They were very lucky in one way to have your husband care enough to do something for them. Thank God for that. It is sad, isn't it to think that this goes on everywhere. I have seen the same thing happen where I live. I believe these people will pay for this in some way down the road. I hope the dogs find wonderful homes with people much like yourselves. Deb

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh, what good people you are! I'm soooo thankful you have caring hearts and took these little orphans in and showed them there is kindess in the world. God bless you! It's a relief to me, as well, that one way or another, they will be assured a good home. I'm willing to bet it won't take long at all. They are adorable!! Thanks for visiting my blog...it was so nice to have you stop by! Have a great rest of your week!

Millie said...

And thank goodness there are caring people who will help out those puppies! They are awfully sweet and cute. It makes me want one.

Rural Revival said...

Oh my goodness,Maura. I don't know how anyone could ever do such a thing. At the very least, leave them outside the humane society doors if you're too chicken to face anyone. I'm glad they fared well, and will no doubt find good homes. And I think you're right, a piece of your mind would probably fall on deaf ears. Unfortunately, too many people out there just don't get "it".

~Andrea~

Hahnsmum said...

l`m afraid these type of individuals are all over the world..We still have problems in Australia with unwanted dogs.. l am the original dog lover so l feel very angry each time l hear these stories..These little babies were so lucky they were rescued by kind souls.SO relieved to hear these little ones wont be destroyed.. Take care- Love your blog- l sometimes pop in for visits..Always facinated to see how you all live way over the other side of the world.. We are having FLOODS, 40c plus days & you are having snow storms.. Lovely to read about the snow country.. Regards, Pam Clarke.
New England, NSW, Australia

Bridget Larsen said...

That is so sad and you have a great heart to take them in, will you be keeping them? if you do can we have regular updated photos, I love growing up pup photos

Bridget Larsen said...

Thanks for letting me know what you did with the pups. That shelter is good and they are so adorable they will find homes. Hoping anyway.

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