Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:50 AM
I agree with you Rony.
I am sorry for anyone's medical problems and have recently had two brain surgeries myself, but getting a dog to the U.S. isn't particularly difficult or expensive. The idea that a dog, who is completely dependent on its owner, can become a mere inconvenience is so sad.
I also don't like the wording of all these ads -- "I need to find a home...", "I can't bring my dog...", "My new housing doesn't allow animals...". One chooses to give up an animal, one chooses not the bring their animals to a new location, and one chooses to accept housing that doesn't allow pets. These are choices; they are not "have to's" or "needs".
And before I'm flamed, I have lived in a number of countries, on a boat, and have had several medical situations. My animals' comfort has been a priority in every move and every situation. Am I the perfect pet-owner? No. Has it sometimes been costly? Yes. Have I made sacrifices? Yes. They are worth it.
I too, don't mean to criticize this particular woman. There are a number of posts like this. This one just happens to be the one I am responding to. I too, hope this dog finds a good home.
Unfortunately this area, like many, is already so overburdened, and the idea that an animal, that has been loved, being shuffled around and God knows what will happen to it, is just sad.