(Closed) Is this ethical??

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: If you couldn't afford care, would you just let your dog die on its own?

    yes

    no

    depends (explain below)

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Heartbreaking. People who think like that should not have animals. I understand that treatments can be prohibitively expensive, but you should ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have enough to euthanize your animal that you took responsibility for who depends on your mercy.

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    No you are not being over sensitive, that’s a horrific situation.  Can you see if the friend can get her brother to take the dog to a shelter?  Poor thing all cold and alone in the basement feeling terrible and thru no fault of it’s own.  

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Disgusting. 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Please call animal control or the local animal shelter – that is not right!!!!!!!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    This makes me SO angry. How does your friend think that this is ok??? That is disugusting and is absolutely, 100%, animal cruelty. Please please please call Animal Control/Humane society. This poor animal is being tortured….makes me so sad.

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    @Newly_MrsA:  +10000000

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    This brother is a jackass who has no business owning a hamster never mind a dog if he’s “too cheap” to give it proper care (i.e. whether it be surgeries or humane euthanasia). It stuns me that people this cruel exist.

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What the actual fuck. Please call someone. 

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Noooooooo this just made me so so sad.  Please call a rescue and see if they will take the poor thing in, rescues have the resources to help.  He would likely not get the dog back, but honestly I wouldn’t be very worried about that.

    I understand being broke, but I have a hard time with that excuse.

    Our first dog that Fiance and I had together went into kidney failure and died about 8 months after we adopted him (he had a genetic issue that didn’t manifest fully until he turned a year old, we didn’t know about it when we adopted him).  I was in college, he was working a very low paying job at the time, but we couldn’t just let him die without trying!  We are still in debt (2 years later) paying off his final vet bills.  It was absolutely, 100% worth it to know we did everything we could.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What a fucking prick.   Personally, I’d get the guy’s addres and just take the dog and get the poor thing taken care of myself (then either keep it or rehome it).  But if you cannot afford that, then I’d absolutely call the humane society or animal control or someone right now.  I get that your friend’s brother is broke and can’t afford the treatment, but to lock a dog up in the basement is beyond cruel.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That’s one of the worst things I’ve ever heard.  People like that should not be allowed to own pets.  Give your dog to a shelter if you don’t want it or can’t afford it- at least then it will have a chance to find a forever home.  

    What that guy is doing is a crime.  It is cruelty to animals.  Not OK.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    “Easing the symptoms” for what sounds like advanced parvo is a joke. Seriously.

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would call  the Police. You very well loose a friendship over it, but that’s animal cruelty. I wouldn’t be able to sleep a wink knowing a sick helpless dog was locked in a basement and basically left to die. I know that it’s espensive to have animals to the vet, but geez lousie thats just horrible. 

     

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper

    What is wrong with people? This story makes me so angry and sad that people could even think about doing that to a poor sick defenceless animal 🙁

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @the_newlymintedmrs-s17:  You can still call animal control or the humane society even if you are far away, which is what you should do.

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