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My sister came home from work one night and was talking about a man and his son (or grandson) going into the local country restaurant we work and sitting down. My sister was their waitress and doing her job when she overheard their conversation. They were talking about dogs for some reason when the man said something like, "Do you remember that black mutt that kept coming over to our house?" They continued to discuss how they kept driving it away from their property, but the dog kept coming back. They then laughed about shooting the dog in the leg and beating it. The dog ran off and was never seen by them again. Their last thoughts on the conversation was "good job."<br><br><br><br>
The story is sad to begin with, but me and my sister immediately came up with something. We have a black mixed breed dog. We had found her in a field starving in the middle of winter about 2 years ago. She had a bullet in her shoulder. She was also terrified of men when we rescued her. The dog, (whom we named lady) has had a mysterious past that we could never figure out. I don't know if the dog the man and the kid was indeed Lady, but it sure fit the discription. I was immediately appalled that someone could even do that to an animal in need.<br><br><br><br>
Chances are likely, that dog was indeed Lady, and she had a rough time, but she is now safe. If I ever see those people again I will confront them about the whole thing.
 

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There are a lot of people on this planet that I really, really hate.
 

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my only comfort when I hear or read about people who abuse animals is this:<br><br><br><br>
When they get to whatever version of the afterlife they believe in, the powers that be say,<br><br>
"well, remember that time when you did _____ and laughed about it? well, sorry, but god/allah/jehovah/gaia/buddha/Kali/shiva/albert einstein is really, really, pissed at you. enjoy getting your liver eaten by this eagle for the rest of eternity. Buh Bye."
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>purrpelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
my only comfort when I hear or read about people who abuse animals is this:<br><br><br><br>
When they get to whatever version of the afterlife they believe in, the powers that be say,<br><br>
"well, remember that time when you did _____ and laughed about it? well, sorry, but god/allah/jehovah/gaia/buddha/Kali/shiva/albert einstein is really, really, pissed at you. enjoy getting your liver eaten by this eagle for the rest of eternity. Buh Bye."</div>
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What a story.<br><br>
Lady is a very blessed doggie to have found you<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"><br><br>
I'll bet she was dumped by her previous owners and was looking<br><br>
for food.That's why they had to keep driving the poor thing away.<br><br>
My sister in law's dad lives in the country and said they have<br><br>
a constant stream of dogs and cats dumped on their property.<br><br>
Thankfully, they are very kind people and have adopted<br><br>
some and found homes for the rest.<br><br>
We all know that's not the norm though.<br><br>
I just don't understand why people think their pets will fare<br><br>
just fine if they're dumped along some country road.
 

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If you would like to see a picture of Lady, go to the photo section under Companion animals, scroll halfway down, and next to a picture of a horse named Casey is Lady girl!<br><br><br><br>
sallyomally, we also get an uncountable amount of animals that come to our house. We have even rescued two domesticated rabbits found wandering outside. I think people intentionally dump their animals at our place because they know we will care for them. I'd rather see people take their unwanted pets to rescue facilities or give them to friends--we can't take them all!
 

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Aww, she is so beautiful... such a sweet face and expressive eyes. Good for you! I'm so glad she is safe with you now and has the safe and comfortable life she always deserved. She is so lucky to have found you and I'm sure she is so grateful returns all your love threefold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br>
I would be careful about confroting those guys... they will probably get all uppity and in your face and in essence, tell you to go you-know-what yourself... I doubt they have any regard for human life if they don't even care enough about a dog to spare it from being injured. If you stil want to pursue it, you should take a picture of Lady with you and say something like "Does this dog look familiar/have you seen this dog?" and if they say they remember her, smugly reply "Thanks for shooting my dog, you're lucky I haven't charged you with attempted murder and animal cruelty. Have a nice day" and just walk away.
 

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Wow, that's an amazing story. You could well be right about that. I saw the picture of her, she looks like a lovely dog, and happy. It gives me hope that there are people like you in the world.
 

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I'm glad Lady found you. She's adorable!<br><br><br><br>
As for the two men, too bad you couldn't have topped their food with death caps or added rat poison to their drinks.<br><br><br><br>
Or at least spit in it.
 

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OK..... I must be having a senior moment here. I can't find<br><br>
the photo section!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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OK..... I must be having a senior moment here. I can't find<br><br>
the photo section!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"></div>
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It's the watermelon at the top of each page. Or click <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/gallery/" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/gallery/</a><br><br>
~Wonder <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:">
 

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Gracias!<br><br>
(Oh. Makes sense. To see photos click on the thing that says photos. )<br><br>
Red face.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/stupid.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sign:">
 

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my only comfort when I hear or read about people who abuse animals is this:<br><br><br><br>
When they get to whatever version of the afterlife they believe in, the powers that be say,<br><br>
"well, remember that time when you did _____ and laughed about it? well, sorry, but god/allah/jehovah/gaia/buddha/Kali/shiva/albert einstein is really, really, pissed at you. enjoy getting your liver eaten by this eagle for the rest of eternity. Buh Bye."</div>
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Unless they're like me and they believe there is no afterlife, just oblivion. So no just rewards for scum like them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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Damn I was waiting for the part where you called the police and had them charged with animal cruely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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But the thing is, in the country no one cares. Kids at school throw dead raccoons and badgers in the back of their truck to show off to everyone and destroy. Rabbits are the most common victims of meaningless violence, and stray dogs and cats are on their own, or murdered for tresspassing. People joke about running over their kittens with cars. No one gives a damn here!<br><br><br><br>
But, someone has to care. It's up to me and my sister to become the voice of the voiceless.
 

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It probably wouldn't have made any difference.<br><br>
I grew up in the country .Most country folk put plants and<br><br>
animals in the same category.They just don't care if the<br><br>
animal feels frightened or in pain.<br><br>
I've sat on my uncle's front porch and listened to sickening<br><br>
deer hunting stories like the time they found part of the leg<br><br>
but couldn't find the deer, or the deer had to be shot five<br><br>
or six times because "the dang thing wouldn't die"Trying to<br><br>
talk to them is futile.My uncle would just say"Now Melinda,<br><br>
that's just an animal."<br><br>
My cousin's husband had a dog that fell out of his truck and hurt<br><br>
its pelvis.He spent a fortune on vet bills and was just worried sick<br><br>
about the pain the dog was in, but had no problem whatsoever<br><br>
with bow hunting deer or shooting the neighbor's tom cat.<br><br>
Thank God for Tuff and Sister.They're guardians of the country critters!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/angel.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":angel:"><br><br>
Keep up the good work!
 

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I'll second what other people here said, it's that these people have a different viewpoint of non human animals. Many agricultural people seem to be like this.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes it makes you feel like you are the only person who cares and it gets lonely.
 

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I live in northwest wisconsin....the town i live has population of 1000. rural city. but that dosent mean i still dont speak up to people like that. they obviously say whatever they want so i give it right back to them. if no one ever says anything nothing will ever change.
 

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That's a very good point. I still spoke up to my relatives, even if<br><br>
they did get all smug on me.<br><br>
I understand what you're saying.
 
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