The email came about a lonely dog, deserted on a country road. It was the following day before the email was noticed and by then the poor animal had been sitting alone, frozen and hungry waiting for his heartless owner to return. Return would never happen.
The rescuers knew it would take time to gain the beautiful animals trust. Lying on the cold earth beside him the job began. They were patient and calm. They did not try to rush the animal. They sang to him, eased up on him, offered him food and showed him they could be trusted.
Every car that ventured down the road was watched carefully by the dog. He was looking for his master. He was tired, shivering and so hungry. But he did not move away from the spot where his companion had dumped him. The animal rescue unit knew if they could not get the dog to shelter, he would die on that spot.
Animal owners have a responsibility to their pets, No matter what the situation is; they owe it to the dog to make sure he is provided for. There are places to advertise free animals. There are shelters and pounds. There are options that do not mean the suffering of the animal. But this animal owner was too busy or too lazy to take those reasonable steps.
Every time an animal is rescued that has been abandoned; the rescuer swallows the words that burn in his or her throat. But this time, the rescuer took to social media. She shared the facts of the email, including dates and locations. She shared the photograph of the dog in the hopes that people would know who the abuser was. And she told him off! She told him just what a lowlife creep he is. She told him that she was not interested in his story as it was probably made up to make him feel better about himself. She told him what she thought of him and wished karma upon him.
Finally there was a way to publically express what rescue workers internalize every day. Finally the animals have a voice! As long as there are people who abuse people and animals that are helpless, there must be people who speak for them!
Read the full text here:
Dear The Callous POS owner of this dog,
Today we noticed a couple of emails from people that had noticed your dog that had been abandoned on 15th ave and Excelsior ave. After looking at date, your dog had been sitting there since Saturday morning at least. It was 3:00 pm today when we finally noticed the messages because we have been so busy. We decided to drive over and see if we could help. Sure enough there he was.
He waited for you.
He hadn’t left the place you made him stay. He was being a good dog. He stayed close to the last place he saw his favorite person in the world. He thought you were coming back. He was watching every car that would come down the road hoping it was you coming back for him. Your dog has been freezing, hungry, and scared for days because you are a heartless piece of crap.
He waited for you.
He was so hungry that he was eating sticks. Nice people had stopped to drop off food but he was still so hungry and confused. But even with food sitting in front of him he knew he had to wait for you to come back.
He waited for you.
He isn’t a bad dog. He is a very good dog. You were a bad friend. You abandoned someone that would give his life for you. Someone who doesn’t care how long you stayed away at work. Someone who is just as happy to see you if u just go outside to check the mail or if you leave for days. Someone who would lick the tears off your cheeks and the leftover food from your plate when u were done eating.
He won’t be waiting for you anymore.
After he was seen for day curled up in a ball on the road you left him, we came back for him. We came back with a fellow rescuer named Yvonne from Raven’s Rescue BullyBreed Sanctuary. It was getting dark and we could hear the coyotes in the distance. We sat there for hours. We talked to him. We sat there singing to him. We fed him and offered him a banket.
Your dog ate from our hand after hours of throwing him wet food. Your dog finally came closer to us as we laid in the cold dirt telling him “everything is going to be ok and this is the last time anyone will hurt you”. Your dog finally let me pet the top of his head. Then behind his ears. Finally he didn’t run when I scooted over and sat next to him. He finally laid down and allowed me to give him belly rubs. He let me put a leash on him and didn’t try to run.
He didn’t panick until it was time to leave. He wanted to wait for you. He refused to walk to the van. I carried your huge dog to our van; your big, gentle, scared, and loyal dog. I carried your dog away from the last place he saw you. He howled the whole car ride to our shelter. He howled the most painful howl I have ever heard. It was the sound of his heart breaking. He desperately tried to get back to the spot that you left him. He frantically checked every window then watched out the back window as we drove away. His howls lasted until he came to the driver seat and howled at me. As I reached over to pet his head he looked at me so confused and laid his head on my lap and whined as we pulled up to the shelter.
You don’t deserve this amazing puppy. You don’t deserve any dog at all.
My dog will forget about you. He will find a good home and will get the love he deserves. He will know what it’s like to have a real home.
I don’t care who you are or your excuse as to why you abandoned my dog. It’s probably a BS reason anyways. You are a scum bag. I pray your year is filled with karma and bad health.
For the love of animals. Pass it on.