Rant about people

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keirik

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918 posts

79 months

Monday 16th July
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Bear with me. Its a bit long but It is about animals, or rescue animals specifically.

So we have a rescue staffy we've had for 3 years and have been looking for a friend to join him.
This weekend we found the perfect friend. Another Staffy, quite small, but beautiful and with a great personality. And both dogs got on really well.

So today we went back to let the two meet again and get more comfortable.
And we find all hell has broken loose.

Apparently the new dog was brought in by the female owner who is splitting up from her husband so wanted to dump the dog and she then told the husband that she'd had the dog put down!

So a week later the bloke has found out what's going on and has reclaimed his dog.

I don't have an issue with him having his dog back, although we had set our hearts on him joining the family so we're all upset, but what really gets my goat is that people exist that actually would use a pet as a weapon against their partner in that way.
Some people need putting down.

Sorry just needed to rant and couldnt do it at home as my wife is upset by the whole episode.

kowalski655

7,541 posts

79 months

Monday 16th July
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People can be s
My son's ex gf had his beloved Dottie put down.
Sure,he was ill and it had to be done, but she didn't even give him a chànce to be there at the end.
Friends of the missus had their elderly Newfie put down so they didn't need to pay extra rental deposits!
She was old and knackered but we would have taken her,she was a lovely drooly old thing
Selfish, putting themselves before the dogs

moorx

1,271 posts

50 months

Monday 16th July
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Sorry to hear you've missed out on this dog, but pleased it will go back to it's owner. The dog for you is out there waiting.

Some people are just nasty pieces of work.

bexVN

14,241 posts

147 months

Monday 16th July
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It is a very real situation frown.

The stories people have told to have a pet put to sleep in revenge for a relationship gone bad is sickening. I have personally witnessed this twice I am glad to say we saw through the situation and we didn't put the dogs to sleep (happens with other types of pets as well)

A disappointing out one for you but so relieved the dog is safe.

Berkshire bred

985 posts

11 months

Tuesday 17th July
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People willing to use animals like that deserve nothing better than being set on fire and cut into pieces.
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Steviesam

757 posts

70 months

Tuesday 17th July
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I walked home from work one day to find a note saying that the "f****ing dog had eaten one of her shoes and she was on the way to the vet to have him put down"

I ran up that road like Linford Christie, and stopped just as she was going in the door.

I grabbed the dog, went home, chucked my stuff into bin liners and never saw her again. Psycho.

Buddy lived happily with me for another 12 years. And never chewed anyone elses shoes.

HTP99

13,200 posts

76 months

Tuesday 17th July
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bexVN said:
It is a very real situation frown.

The stories people have told to have a pet put to sleep in revenge for a relationship gone bad is sickening. I have personally witnessed this twice I am glad to say we saw through the situation and we didn't put the dogs to sleep (happens with other types of pets as well)

A disappointing out one for you but so relieved the dog is safe.
As a vet where do you stand if someone comes in and wants to have their healthy pet PTS for whatever reason; ultimately are you obliged to carry out the owners wishes?

hkz286

109 posts

20 months

Tuesday 17th July
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no, generally the vets ask to the owner to sign over ownership to the vet, then they are rehomed.

bexVN

14,241 posts

147 months

Tuesday 17th July
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HTP99 said:
bexVN said:
It is a very real situation frown.

The stories people have told to have a pet put to sleep in revenge for a relationship gone bad is sickening. I have personally witnessed this twice I am glad to say we saw through the situation and we didn't put the dogs to sleep (happens with other types of pets as well)

A disappointing out one for you but so relieved the dog is safe.
As a vet where do you stand if someone comes in and wants to have their healthy pet PTS for whatever reason; ultimately are you obliged to carry out the owners wishes?
Unless it is an aggression issue or ongoing health complication most vets will do their utmost to get the owner to sign the pet over to them if the O' feels pts is the only option they have.

We have had situations where they have taken their pet somewhere else to a vet that will do it (and there is an argument that if a vet doesn't an owner may try and do it themself) but most are relieved that someone will stop them being 'forced' to make that decision.

I personally (and my family) have rehomed signed over pets.

keirik

Original Poster:

918 posts

79 months

Friday 20th July
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So a week later, we've had a call from the rescue centre.
After all this the owner has said he doesn't want the dog and has signed him over to the rescue.

So as from next week we will have our second Staffy! Beyond ecstatic.

My wife promptly burst into tears, as she us unable to have children so dogs are her babies - and mine to be honest.

Been a roller coaster week but so looking forward to having two boys in the house.

Jasandjules

61,607 posts

165 months

Friday 20th July
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Glad to hear that the dog will have a loving home in the end.

lrdisco

126 posts

23 months

Friday 20th July
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Well done. Very well done.

moorx

1,271 posts

50 months

Friday 20th July
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Really pleased for you all.

We expect photos! wink

Autopilot

963 posts

120 months

Sunday 22nd July
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Amazing news, congrats!!

juice

5,102 posts

218 months

Sunday 22nd July
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That's great news, I have no doubt he will have a wonderful life with your family, congratulations !!

Escort3500

3,903 posts

81 months

Sunday 22nd July
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Really chuffed for you and your missus (and the two dogs of course smile )

Rumblestripe

956 posts

98 months

Sunday 22nd July
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Fantastic news, we need to see them on the PPOYD thread as soon as you can.

(Oh and the "Staffies" thread please)

Usget

4,656 posts

147 months

Wednesday 25th July
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This thread is worthless without pics!

johnxjsc1985

14,274 posts

100 months

Saturday 28th July
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Another great Rescue story well done these precious animals deserve a second chance.