Friday, September 26, 2008

I am so disgusted

If I read one more story about dogs that were left behind when people evacuated Galveston, I am going to fucking shoot someone.

This isn't like Katrina where people thought they would be gone for only a day or two , (although I know of dogs that were left in yards when everybody cleared out of New Orleans due to Gustav so not everyone there got the memo. And, I know of at least one person who will be prosecuted for abandoning her pets when she took off.) They knew Ike was coming and they still chose to leave their dogs CHAINED UP in yards anyway. Or they were like that idiot woman I saw on CNN who left her Lab puppies IN CRATES in her house when she cleared out. Oh, look, they're dead now. No surprise there. Did she really think they would survive? What a moron.

I don't know if people are amazingly stupid or clueless or what. It's all so very sad to me.

10 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I know what you mean. I would not have left if I could not take my babies with me. It makes me so mad too, the very thought is an outrage to me.

Jenny S said...

That is just awful! I don't get how anyone could do that! I hate to leave Ol when I have to go out for a couple of hours, but to leave him in danger... just the thought of that hurts! No wonder you're upset *hugs*

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I had not heard of this. Yuk. I love dogs, and some people are soooo stupid.

Cricketstitch said...

It is scary to think that there are people out there who can bring an animal into their home and care and "love" it and then when something disastrous comes up, they just choose to walk away from them.

I don't know how they can sleep at night. I do know one thing, KARMA is a BITCH!

Threeundertwo said...

I think people get into some weird state of denial. They think their house and everything in it will be ok.

So so sad.

myboringblog said...

I'm guessing you didn't watch Oprah yesterday. She updated on the puppy mill thing she talked about last year. They said a puppy mill owner in PA shot 80 dogs instead of bringing them to the vet. And it's NOT ILLEGAL to do that in PA so nothing happened to the guy. Makes me sick. But at least people are stopping buying the dogs from puppy mill sources and a lot of them are shutting down. I can't believe those dog owners not taking them with them. They obviously shouldn't be dog owners if they don't have the common sense to not purposely put them in situations where they can die.

Elizabeth said...

When I saw the title of your post, I knew what it had to be about! I had to turn the TV off, I was getting so upset! It's cruel, stupid, and disgusting! I have a friend in Galveston who lost everything, but she got her dog out. And another friend in Houston who evacuated North to a motel with her hubby, 2 kids, 3 labs and 2 cats all in 1 mini van! She just booked 2 rooms and dared the motel to kick them out!

Violette Crumble said...

I don't watch local news for fear of seeing such stories. I think they all be charged with animal cruelty. That's fucking criminal. What kind of sociopath doesn't realize that animals suffer the same pain that we do?

Jennifer said...

I'll just never understand people. Too many many heartless people in this world...

ps/ I arrived via the black box. :)

craft pig said...

I'm with you sister! I'd take my puppy before my husband...woops, did I just say that out loud?