(Closed) Lost puppy found, but not returned to heartbroken owner

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oh HELL no.

Post # 33
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Oh my goodness.

Post # 34
5540 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

While I don’t think its right at all, as someone with family with severe autism, bonding for many people on the spectrum is hard and the family may not be thinking clearly because their child finally has shown some bonding and interaction with the outside world. I do think they should return the dog to it’s original owner but do also understand why it may be hard for the other family. 

Post # 35
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


This makes me SO MAD!

I am a special education teacher and I hold everyone of my students to the same standards of being a good person as much as I would anyone else. Having a disibility makes you different, it doesn’t excuse you from life!
As a proud Mama to a rescue dog, I know what it’s like to find a dog and fall completely in love…but you still have to do the right thing!

When I found my dog, I knew that I loved her at first sight! However, I had another dog and I couldn’t stomach the thought of someome being in distress looking for their  best friend. I called every shelter around, the police department, I put up ads…I even went door to door in the general area making sure that no one recognized her. When I got NO responses for a long period of time, I took the steps to make her mine. 


Post # 36
2689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I can’t even believe this! I would be devestated if this happened with my dog.

Post # 37
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I just don’t understand how the police don’t consider this theft… 

Post # 38
3195 posts
Sugar bee

This is nuts. I understand having an autistic child is very difficult, but that doesn’t excuse this behavior. If want your kid to bond with a dog, go out and let him pick one out yourself! There are tons out there that actually don’t belong to anyone. 

Post # 39
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

thats horrible! hopefully that little girls is able to get her dog back!

Post # 40
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wouldn’t care if the family had a child that was deaf, autistic, or missing a head. I’d sue the crap out of that family and make sure the media would get ahold of this story so everyone could see what kind of idiotic values that are being taught here. You have NO right to steal someone’s pet just because your offspring bonds with it. My cousin’s child “bonds” with toys everytime we go out. Should her mother stuff them in her jacket and take them home? NO. 

Post # 41
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is so strange.  I tend to be fairly well versed in the CCC, and I’d say this is an easy theft by conversion.  Same as if you use a grocery cart, and then decide to keep it…

Post # 42
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There was a case in oregon this past summer regarding a “found” dog. The girl that found the dog never tried to find his owner. When it was found out that she had the dog, she refused to give it back. She was charged with theft.

the people that have this pup are guilty of THEFT. they know the pup has an owner who is looking for it. 

Post # 43
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Messed. Up.

This is a case of “MY kid is more important because they’re MY kid and not yours.”

Just because the child has autism doesn’t mean he should be spoiled and get everything he wants. My ex’s life-long friend was born autistic, and because his dad worked with him so much and didn’t just baby him, he’s now what is considered a high-functioning autistic person. He drives, has a job, and has had girlfriends. He never did anything even remotely social when he was young, and it was a long and difficult journey, but it happened.

I could rant longer about this from many angles, but I won’t.

That’s just horribly selfish.

Post # 44
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL

I’m sure if the shoe was on the other foot, that family would be making a big stink over it. Disgusting!

Post # 45
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That is horrible!  And how is it not theft?  It’s one thing if they didn’t know the dog was lost, but they know… they know who the dog belongs to, and I’m betting if the local law is that pets have to be given annual shots or licensed, then the owners have a pretty good shot at alleging theft.

That’s just wrong.  ‘Sorry your child is heartbroken, but mine is just too special to suffer any of life’s disappointments.’  Pathetic.

Post # 46
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

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@yanamari:  This, x1000. I really understand wanting to make someone’s life easier who has a disorder, but you do them no justice by babying them. If you start with justifying that your child deserves someone else’s dog, who’s to say that it’s going to stop there?

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