May 27th 2010 12:48 pm
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I was surfing around looking at news about animal adoptions the other day and I came across an article about a rescue that was helping a man that had hundreds of dogs living on his property. The man seemed nice and was frequently seen in the pictures helping the rescue workers move and identify his former pets. There was a comment section after the article and it really made me sad. A lot of people were saying very mean things about this man and completely forgetting that understanding people and not judging them is very important.
I'm certain the man never meant for things to go the way they did. He was probably trying to help homeless pets that he found and things got out of control. What this man needed was help not judgement. All of the dogs had names and it seemed like he genuinely loved his entire pack. Did he need to be educated? Yes, we all know the importance of spay/neuter. Did he need help? Of course, and thankfully there were rescuers around that were helping him. He did not, however, need snide remarks from people that didn't know anything about him. I sincerely hope that he never sees what those people said about him because I'm sure he would be devastated.
Doing rescue work for all these years me and mom have met lots of interesting people and their pets. We always do our best not to judge them and to help them in any way we can. Sometimes it is difficult not to judge people, but we do our best and try to understand what happened to them and where they are coming from. We have accepted surrenders before and seen the tears in the eyes of the people that have to get rid of their pets. They didn't love them any less because they weren't going to have them the next day. They were genuinely going to miss their pets because they loved them.
Anyway I suppose that is enough of my ranting. The point is please consider what people have been through and are going through before making a judgement on them. We all love our pets and never know what kind of situation we may be in one day. I hope that it never happens, but one day any one of us may need an understanding, helping hand.
Love Your Pets and Love Your Fellow Humans,
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