Originally Posted by Irizary
I think he's at a shelter. I won't watch it again to get their exact words, but I think they're just busy getting their lives together after the storm. Fine, but if they had a child who got disabled - especially in trying to get to them - they wouldn't give the kid to an orphanage, they'd figure out how to adjust their lives, shill for donations, whatever. There are some cases in which it's really the best thing for the animal to be given up, but mostly I think people just don't care all that much because they're "just animals." I would move heaven and earth to keep that dog, and I don't get that they did that.
They aren't getting rid of him, looks like the Huffpo article was vague about some details: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...er-after-stormOriginally Posted by sallyomally
Oh dear. I thought the family was keeping him there temporarily while they were looking for housing and working toward getting their lives back to normal. Didn't know they gave the poor thing to the shelter for good!
I'm very happy he made it home and is getting proper medical treatment, what a brave dogWorkers at the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter are now caring for Mason, since his owners say they can't take care of him while they piece their lives back together after the storm. "This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long. It's kind of tapering off, the amount of animals we're seeing because of the storm. For an animal just to show up on someone's porch after this time was pretty remarkable, especially with the condition he's in," shelter worker Phil Doster told the news station.
Mason is "doing fantasic" after his May 20 surgery where metal plates were attached to his bones so they could heal, Doster told The Lookout in an email. "We are excited that he will be going back to his family and to the home where he finally returned after 3 weeks," he wrote. Mason is expected to be able to walk completely normally after he recovers in about six weeks, though his front legs will be a bit shorter than his back legs. Mason's family has requested to not be named in the media, Doster added, but they are "very excited" for Mason to come home when their house is again habitable in about five weeks.
Yeah, that Huffington Post article was totally misleading! I was really surprised, it's not like they're the best paper in the world but I'd expect them to have more info than Yahoo! NewsOriginally Posted by Irizary
That's a relief. The original video that showed him at the shelter did not indicate that at all. I still think though that he must be very confused without his owners, but since he's kind of a star I'll bet he's getting lots of special attention.