I have a sweet little stray puppy that wandered up my house near South Shore Rd. He is a tan and white of the stumpy legged variety. I called the animal shelter and nobody has asked about him. I'll put a poster up at Catherines Rest store and try the vets tomorrow...Does anyone want a puppy ? He is very sweet.
If you are anything like me, you shall fall in love (HOPEFULLY) within a few days and integrate into your home and life.
Almost every single pup (or kitty) I have been fortunate to be a caretaker for over the course of the years since I was a child has been a rescue and just wandered into my life and become forever pets thru, thick and thin. Sometimes it wasn't convenient and I just couldn't see taking on another animal but it worked out and all gave challenges, great laughs and pleasure. There were those times that I also thought "what the heck am I doing" especially after the latest new puppy ATE all my dining table chair legs! (Thank You, Rita, who asked me to hold Hershey who was only 5 weeks old covered with fleas, ticks, had worms and skin problems at a SNIPS event at Bolongo 3 Yrs. ago!) My 3 other dogs took a week to allow her to crawl all over them, chew, torture, sleep and cuddle with them. The pup was 5 lbs and my biggest dog was 115lbs. as well as the sweetest with her!
However, with the options of relinquishing an animal to a shelter with almost 100% chance of them not finding a forever home and end up being euthanized just because there are too many animals and not enough caring homes always breaks my heart.
That being said, it is better to bring them to a shelter than allow them to be on the loose, abused, run down, beaten, used as bait dogs, infested with fleas, ticks, worms, heart-worms and other parasites or starved to the point they kill have no other option but to kill other domestic animals.
Spay and Neuter your animals! Support your local Animal Shelters and support Paws for the Cause and all SNIP events!
Have collars, license your dogs and/or good ID/Micro-chips.