Traveling Dog Lady: Helping Colorado's pets, and a puppy named Doe

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Helping Colorado's pets, and a puppy named Doe

Helping Pets in the Colorado Flood Disaster - BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets


The badge posted above is to help spread the word (and sorry I'm so late in doing so) to help the pets (and people!) in Colorado as they deal with the horrendous flooding situation out there.  I have never been to Colorado but have family and friends who've spent time there, and my heart goes out to them.  I hear it is a beautiful state.  One of these days I'll have to check it out (have seen it from the air!).  Go to Twitter and search #COFlood to find out what you can do to help.  There are plenty of options.  Check out this article on BlogPaws for starters.

Also, I've struggled with how to write about another pet-related item in the news. I have a general rule against focusing on extremely negative and graphic animal-related items.   I do NOT like to post, write about, draw attention to, or spend energy on unpleasant animal cruelty cases.  In fact, I have been known to block people on social networking who insist on posting photos of abused animals, writing only negative articles about animal abuse, or worse.  We all know this is going on in the world, we are not stupid.  We do not need to see it in our face in "all its gory".   I have a very visual mind and even though I'm not a visual artist like my mother was, I carry those images with me for hours and days on end if I see them.  I can't watch violent TV shows or movies, I can't play violent video games, I can't read violent books.  G-rated only, please!

With that said as a somewhat apologetic lead-in for breaking my own rule, I have been incredibly affected by the story of "Puppy Doe" who was found right here in Massachusetts, just south of Boston in the city of Quincy where she was abandoned on the expressway or something.  Apparently whoever was abusing her got sick of her being such a survivor and decided to dump her in Quincy.  I wouldn't be surprised if they live nowhere around here, and I certainly hope they do not.  We in Massachusetts are mostly liberal, mostly Democrat (not that that matters, I have very little interest in politics), and we pride ourselves on being one of the few states in the U.S. to not have a pet over-population problem.  Massachusetts residents love their pets, we really do.  So, to find out that Puppy Doe, described as the worst case of abuse ever seen by the unfortunate veterinarian who was chosen to try to treat the poor, defenseless creature, may have been treated so despicably inhumanely right here in Massachusetts really bugs me. When I read the story about Puppy Doe yesterday morning (I will not post a link or pictures here, you can find it on Google if you want to), I sat on my bed with my two dogs afterwards and sobbed for almost an hour.  I cannot imagine what evil consumes a person's soul and brain to be able to do such unspeakable acts to one of God's creatures.  Puppy Doe had to be euthanized and literally "put out of her misery" by the wonderful veterinarian whose life has probably been shaken forever having to deal with what she encountered.  But I always believe things happen for a reason, she was chosen for a reason, I read that article for a reason (I normally would not because of afore-mentioned hyper-sensitivity issues).  The reason is, we need to catch this poor excuse for a human.

The person or people who did that to this dog (and who knows if there are other creatures undergoing the same fate) must be found, caught, arrested, tried and sent away for a long time.  We need to get the word out.  Someone, somewhere knows something.  They need to feel guilty and disgusted enough to come forward and put this person behind bars.  I wish animal cruelty laws were tougher still, but they aren't.  I've been following a Facebook page someone created for Puppy Doe (again, I won't post it here, you can find it if you want to just search "Puppy Doe" in the Facebook search bar and it'll come up... I warn you, graphic photos and words, if you're sensitive like me, be forewarned and approach accordingly).

Anyone with any information regarding this case, should immediately contact the authorities:

SEND TIPS TO
Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department at 617-226-5610 OR 
email them at cruelty@arlboston.org
CALL Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774

This is a serious, ongoing, investigation.


Thank you for listening.