Join Date: May 2004
Location: Near San Antonio, Texas
Great Pyrenees rescue-gone bad (long)
I haven't written here for a long time...sorry about that.
I have a sad story to tell. In the city that I live in, almost a yr. ago, someone "dumped" two Great Pyrenees off. They made their way around town, through the parks and different areas, and finally made their way about 1 mile from where I live. They seemed to kind of settle in that area. They were 2 females. One day I noticed that one was gone. I called Animal Control and they said that they had caught her and she was very ill, so they euthanized her. Then I felt so sorry for the one that was left. My daughter started calling her "Puppy" and it kinda stuck. So every morning, and every evening, I would go to the area where Puppy hung out and give her fresh food. She would never get any closer than probaby 30-40 yards from me, and barked at me for a good week or so, then after that, when she would see me, she would just sit up real alert, and wait for me to put the food down. After I drove off (and ONLY after I drove off) she would amble over there and get the food.
It really kinda gave me something to look forward to. I had someone that needed me alot, and that is rare in my world. I grew to love Puppy, but knew she would never be a pet. I had talked to Animal Control about her, and they had no problem with where I fed her. But they did (for some reason) take away the dish I put there for her.
About 2 weeks ago, I didn't see Puppy for a couple of days. One morning when I went to feed her, the dish was back, and there was a note underneath it. Animal Control had finally (after a year) caught Puppy. Puppy had an embedded collar, severe internal parasites, and bleeding ulcers. They said she was very very ill, and could not save her. They euthanized her. I am happy that she is no longer in pain, and she's back with her companion, but I am livid that someone could dump two beautiful dogs like that and not have a second thought about it. For the last year, they have been eating garbage and deer carcasses. Every time I think about it I cry.........sniff: