A Golden Retriever was killed on Western Avenue Wednesday evening. It was awfull, His painful cries could be heard houses away, I'm still trying to erase them from my mind.
He was however, able to get up and run home. I later learned that his injuries were extensive and he was euthanized. I remember seeing him from time to time in his yard. He had a big warm smile. I would see him with his owner walikng from the house to the car and he willingly followed her and was never leashed.
This puzzled me especially living in a high traffic area. Even the most obedient dogs can be led astray by squirrels, other dogs, or a friendly looking pedestrian.
Several weeks ago I eascorted 13 yr old deaf frightened dog out of the road and got him safely home. "hello everyone", is it at all possible from people to take better care of their pets? "And I'm talking to you", think about it before you toss your dog into the back of your pickup truck. I'm hopiing for a law, that puts an end to animals riding in back of open vehicles.
Is it just me or do other people experience the animal control department as being apathetic? I don't believe they offer any type of safety education for pet owmers. Their approached to the problems appears to be monetary punishment. "Yeah more revenue for the department".
There are a lot of people that could benefit from animal safety awarenes. Many people fail to realaze that caring for a pet also entails keeping them from harms way. That's why they live with use, they count on use, to feed them (of course), love them and keep them safe.
Please if you near a bussy street or road, take a minute and put them on a leash, it could save them. I imagine the owners the the dog that died are struggling with that today.