I wasn’t going to post anything for this prompt as I couldn’t think of anything at the time that truly enraged me. Since going through my day today though, the most obvious thing that brings me feelings of rage, or righteous indignation, has reared its ugly head.
Animal neglect and abuse! There you go.
For three days now I have seen the same dog wandering around the parking lot of my local corner store. She is wearing a color, and looks to have just given birth. The store owner has called animal control and each time they show up the dog is gone. Well, today I saw her again, and this time I realize I know who she belongs to! I don’t have contact with this person by phone since we had a falling out some months ago, but I left messages on her facebook.
I went back out looking for the dog, bowl of food and leash in hand. I found her on one of the side streets, and she came right to me when she saw I had food. She is extremely emaciated! I got the leash on her without any problem, but she would not get in my car, so I let her go. I was originally going to let my the owner know I had found her, but after talking to a couple of people in the area, it turns out that the “owner” knows her dog is out wandering and is claiming she feeds her!!
There is no way I am going to give this dog back to her, not from me anyway. I can’t get a hold of animal control as they are closed on Thursdays, but first thing tomorrow I will call my friend who runs the shelter, I will help them find and take this dog, and I will make sure they know who owns her. This person, who I had the falling out with, is now going to have another reason for not speaking to me, and I don’t care. This poor dog can not speak for herself, so I will speak for her.
I am so sick of the abuse and neglect of these dogs. I see it every day in my neighborhood, and try to do what I can. One person pointed out that if she is taken to the shelter and they can’t adopt her out, she will be “put down”. I know this. However, which is more humane…being put down or starving to death? A shitty choice either way, but I don’t want to see any dog suffer the way this poor dog is suffering today. Screw that!
Sorry for my language, but I am beyond upset…I am enraged! I’ll pray for that dog, and about my language later. sigh