(Closed) NWR: In-laws hate their dog for no reason and want him put to sleep. Help!!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Aww that’s so sad ๐Ÿ™ I don’t really have advice but you’re not overreacting. I’m mad at them too.

I hate people like that.

Post # 4
6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is incredibly sad and makes me soooo mad!!!!!

Look into your rental agreement, most places can discourage certain pets but it is illegal for them to actually tell you you can’t have a certain pet.

If that doesn’t pan out I would talk to local resces and see if they can find a foster for poor hershey!

Post # 5
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@FMM: That’s true in Canada but in the US it’s legal for a landlord to ban pets.

@Swoontobee Mrs.G: I’m sorry I don’t have any good suggestions but I’m glad you’re doing your best to save Hershey. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Oh that is so heartbreaking. I would take him. I know, it might not be ideal situations – but all he wants is a family to love him, and he’s obviously not getting it from them. So sad!

Post # 7
595 posts
Busy bee

This is infuriating, it is blatant animal cruelty. I am so sorry you are in this position. Hopefully their vet won’t do a convenience euthanasia…. 

Is there an organization in your area like a no-kill shelter or a humane society that you could contact to help find him a new home? What about a Lab rescue? Are your FIL’s open to rehoming him? Is there a way to anonymously report them to an organization like SPCA for animal neglect? (Obviously I wouldn’t want you to do this if they would know it was you!) 

I wish I could help. Good luck, please keep us posted. 

Post # 8
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Poor Hershey ๐Ÿ™

Is there any chance you get get him out there before it is too late? Maybe you could talk to your landlord, explain the situation and ask him to allow you to keep the dog for two weeks or so while you try to find a new home?

I think i would search an internet board for dog lovers or labs in special and see if anyone there can give more advice or even offers to take the dog. I used to be at a board for birds that had a category for special cases like these and it saved the life of lots of birds.

Post # 10
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dispicable !   my 13 yr old GSD  wont last much longer and i am dreading the day i have to lose him, and here are these people just trying to put an end to this poor dogs life for no good reason. 

Post # 11
3689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

That dog needs to be out of that situation, and it needs to be quickly, before they kill him.

Your in-laws deserve all the bad luck in the world.

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What your ILs are doing is classic animal abuse. If I saw their dog I would probably be calling the SPCA. If you don’t have the heart to do that, then you need to rehome this dog ASAP. Talk to your landlord, and explain the situation so at least the dog has a home when you try and rehome it. No kill shelters are good but a lab rescue organization would be better. A dog his age will not get adpoted at a regular shelter and he would be put down. I hesitate to say to put ads on the internet or flyers because that is how people look for bait dogs for dog fighting get dogs.


I just have no time for people who abuse animals. 


Post # 13
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

These stories are so upsetting. I’m sure you love your IL’s but they’re terrible people for doing this to an innocent animal. This is animal abuse and the dog needs to be removed from their home. It’s only doing Hershey more harm if he stays there. 

If I were you I would contact some area vets to see if they know anyone who may be interested in taking him. Dogs like Hershey would be great for a senior citizen. Regardless, you need to get him out of there before it’s too late. As for your IL’s, well… I hope they get what’s coming to them. Their actions are completely inexcusable.

Post # 14
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This post made me cry. Animals have feeling too. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 15
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Your in-laws should be banned from ever owning another animal, ever. This is animal abuse. I grew up with a black lab who was the sweetest, most easy-going dog ever. It’s been 10 years since we had to put him down and I still miss him.

Please, please try and get in contact with a lab rescue and find this poor old guy a good, loving home to spend the rest of his days.

Post # 16
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Report them for animal neglect. They deserve it–they’re assholes. This poor dog deserves to have a family who loves him.

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