It has always been my wish to do something for the society. Why choose to help those stray dogs instead of humans? Everyone knows about helpless, disabled, poor, old people but how many know about those dogs that have been abused, abandoned and the many strays that roam the streets?
For humans, they have a lot of people helping them and giving assistance but how many people actually help dogs? Stray dogs have no permanent shelter like us having a roof over our head, a bed or meals that we could keep ourselves going. Even handicapped people can find jobs, whereas a stray handicapped dog will probably be left on the streets to fight for himself, to try his best to survive and if his injury is severe, maybe even die a slow torturous death somewhere in the drain or bushes without people knowing.
People buy pets on impulse, for their cuteness usually. When they are older and less cute, sometimes they abuse and neglect them. When their dogs are young, they don't teach them properly and don't bring them up right and when their dog grows up and starts biting people, they give them up. Whose fault is it? It is always the human's fault, never the dog's fault. The dog looks up to you for guidance. If you didn't teach your dog well, you have only yourself to blame.
If you want to give up your dog, put in some effort to find it a new home or send it to SPCA and have them rehome it. If it can't be rehomed, your dog may be put down and it is your responsibility to answer to the dog, and tell your dog you let him down. Do NOT take the easy way out by abandoning your dog at the park or tying him at the void deck. If you throw your dog on the streets, your dog will not survive. Do you think your dog will know how to cross the road and where to look for food?
|Cleaning the puppy after bailing her out from SPCA|
|Her right eye seemed sore|
A scared little puppy
One-eyed Jack (no pun intended)
Looking like a cute mousedeer
|Having her eye checked|
Written by Patrick Lim