Posted: Nov 4, 2009 10:46 am
This is what happened to a dog I tried to adopt a year ago. I had no idea.
I went there about a year ago and saw a dog in there who looked just like my other dog, who also came from a shelter. I saw her in the cage and felt like I had to get her out of there.
The workers told me that she wasn't up for adoption, yet, and that her owner was coming to get her. I went out there every day for a week. I left messages for the director. On the sixth day, or so, there was a note on her cage from one of the shelter vets. It said that she needed to be fed three times a day, because she was starving to death. I looked at her again and thought I was crazy to not notice how starved she was when I first saw her. I thought it was something like beer goggles.
When the director returned my calls, he said that there never was an owner coming and that they were not going to adopt her out, because they don't adopt out pit bulls. He suggested I take the puppy next t her. It was a pit, too, but it wasn't in such horrible shape. I thought I could have talked him into letting me have the dog I wanted, but she was so skinny that I thought she was an abuse case, and I couldn't take that on with the kids and all. I didn't take either.
That poor thing had a better chance crossing the freeway than getting out of there.