Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
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February 2nd 2002
having losers dump her while she was sick
sausage egg and cheese sandwich
The West Warwick Park
she gets on her hind legs and begs so sweetly
Monday morning, Presidents day February 19th 2007, I was playing with one of my dogs in my own home town.
Penny and I were playing fetch in the ball park for a few minutes
(it was too cold to stay any longer) anyway, I was leaving the park which is right next to the animal shelter that I volunteer as a dog trainer).
While I was at the stop sign, I happened to see an old white crappy car with people sitting in it and a dog looking out the car window.
They caught my eye because the shelter was obviously closed and they looked like they were scheming.
I decided to drive around the park one more time.
Mind you this park is only 1.5 miles long so it did not take me very long to drive around it.
By the time I got back to the other side, the losers were gone and this poor sweet emaciated dog was scared to death running after them whining and shaking due to the extreme cold.
I could not believe they just dumped her even knowing I had just driven around the park and was still in the immediate area!
I had my dog in the car so I was really at a loss.
I called the ACO (who also is a friend of mine) She was going to immediately come and help me but she was a few towns over. The shelter was closed due to the holiday. She called the police to assist me.
I had treats with me and although scared to death, thankfully, eventually the dog did come to me.
I was able to get my leash around her and then I brought her into the shelter. The police officer met me at the shelter. I gave him a full description of the car.
Although very skinny and un-kept, so far, she seems ok.
She is not a young dog probably about 5-6 years old. I'm guessing she is a border collie mix.She Sooooo dammm sweet even after being abused by losers!!!!!
Why oh why do people do this to animals???
These poor animals have no voice, only people such as ourselves.
I guess these are the exact reasons I choose to adopt from shelters rather than to buy from breeders as I know there are sooooooo many other dogs just like this poor soul that need and DESERVE LOVING HOMES!!! Through no fault of their own are they in the situations they are in!
This honestly makes me SICK and obviously ruined my day!
Update: Poor Katie seems to have a medical problem that involves her liver. She is still upbeat and not acting sick. Please keep her in your prayers for a full recovery! This lady is AWSOME what a sad story!!!
Friday 3/2/07 On Friday 3/2/07, I had an appointment at the Warwick Animal Hospital for Katie. My plan was to bring all her recent lab work from the traveling vet and hopefully get x-rays and a course of treatment plan for Katie.
WhenI got to the shelter, she had seemed more tired, worn out and had lost her already small appetite. She had thrown up earlier that morning too. The looks of her was not good.
I took her into my car and drove around for a bit. I kept telling her that I loved her and she still had her dignity.
The ACO met me atthe vets as she was going to drive Katie back to the shelter after her x-rays and office visit so I could pick up my guy Cairo who was getting discharged from the same vet hospital after a bout with acute pancreatitis.
Katie walked calmly into the vets office with us and was weighed in. The poor little soul only weighed 32 lbs and for her size she should have been about 55 lbs.
She was very fragile and sick.
Dr. Ricard came into the room, briefly examined Katie and looked at ther blood work.
Unfortunatly for us and Katie, her liver disease had progressed beyond any type of treatment and the only humane thing we could do at that point was let her go.
I cried my heart out and told her how much I loved her.
I honestly think she knew it.
My friend the ACO stayed with her throughout the entire process and Katie closed her eyes and went to sleep.
I am crying as I type this but I had to do this for Katie's sake.
The shelter workers and the volunteers loved you Katie.
Rest in Peace little lady, I promise you we will find the losers that did this to you.
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March 3rd 2007 9:13 pm
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Katie, I wish I knew why I was chosen to find you being dumped out of the car by the trash that owned you. I can't stop crying over this. You were such a special little lady. I wish we at the shelter could have helped you, unfortunatly, our only choice was to help you pass over to Rainbow Bridge.
Obviously, you did not have a very nice life or family.
For the very short time I knew you, I realized you were special.
Katie, animals like you are the reason people like me push to save others like you. All of my dogs are rescue babies. I would never have it any other way. There are so many wonderful animals just waiting for that perfect family. Honely, I wish I could have helped you find yours, Unfortunatly, you came to us too late. I promise you, Your memory will live on in all of us at the shelter.
You may be gone for now but not forgotten. God saw you were getting weak so he took you into his loving arms. Now you are at rest.
Katie, my plans are to open a Katie fund for others in need that are not as far gone as you were. We are going to honor you the day before Easter at the Easter Bone hunt for the shelter. Prayers shall be said for you too. Katie, you did not die in vain.
We at the shelter are also on hot pursuit to catch the skum that did this to you.
Don't worry Kate, we have their car on the video camera so its only a short matter of time.
We are doing all of this in your honor.
Rest now my little lady.
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