This morning as we arrived to the office, we were met with this little girl and her so called owners, the same old story, “we don’t want her any more, you take her”. Oh yes she’s pregnant, it’s too much hassle of to take care of her.
Their little dog, wagged her tail at her owners and had such love in her eyes, they didn’t see this, she growled at us, we meant nothing to her just strangers, not a bad bone in her little body, she was just terrified. Her owners even had the cheek to ask for her collar and lead for their new dog and without a second thought for the whimpering little dog turned around and walked away from her, while she cried for them. Not one second glance, she whimpered and growled until eventually she allowed us to stroke her.
We brought her for a little walk, she saw some of her so called family and tried desperately to get back to them. She doesn’t understand she was a commodity to them, she doesn’t understand they don’t care about her, she doesn’t understand why they left her with strangers. Whilst we’re aware circumstances change, this is certainly not the case here. The little dog was just too much hassle, they have a new dog now, little Asha doesn’t matter to them.
We’re so sick of picking up the pieces from people who just don’t think, all across the board, we spend our days, weeks, months and even years trying to rebuild the lives of animals who simply don’t understand they are no longer wanted. It is so infuriating to think that there is people out there whose attitude is “some rescue will take it, it’ll be their problem now” 2017 has brought so many good animal welfare charities to their knees including ourselves because of this flippant attitude and little support, the same people making demands who would never ever put their hand in their pocket and give a donation to a rescue.
We’d wonder if the person who bred her and sold her (not microchipped or spayed) knows that she’s now unwanted and in pup or was she just a euro sign to them too.
This little girl is warm, fed, vaccinated and laying in a bed now, at least we can draw comfort in that.
None of us can continue making a difference without help.
If the good people of Ireland would like to donate towards little Asha’s care and veterinary attention or for any of the animals in our care, you can do so via pay pal by clicking the link below.