Originally Posted by RSbunny
Thanks Kim. I could strangle the owner though for refusing him to go to the pound...instead she chose to pay for him to be put down when she could have had him off her hands with a chance of life for free.
I think you're being a bit unfair to the woman now. I doubt that dog had much of a chance in the shelter. The shelters I've had experience with would have euthanized that dog. He wouldn't have lasted the full 72 hours they give "vicious" pit bulls to be evaluated.
Anyone who could have worked with that dog likely wouldn't have taken him, based on his size and history. The only people I could think of interested in a dog like that would be a professional, experienced trainer with a HUGE heart (a huge heart to fit a dog of that size into it.
I think that, at least in her mind, she did the right thing. I don't feel that poor boy had much of a chance in a shelter. And honestly, how many dogs with "perfect" histories are euthanized every year because they're aren't enough homes?
No matter the fact he could have made a great companion to someone with a little hard work, there just aren't enough homes, and with obvious reason, people are real picky about what "has the right to live."
I don't think she's a real likable woman, based on how she's treated this dog before, but I can't judge her on this one. I'm not sure what I would do, knowing the statistics and knowing what people and shelters are like.
You tried, and that's all that matters.