Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What to do, what to do (Update)

First of all, thank you all for your comments and sympathy.

I took my other dog, Holly, to the vet yesterday and, while we were there, spoke to him about Mae. He had no suggestions but his assistant suggested that I call the city's animal control officer (he does not handle animal problems in the county unless it is a vicious dog). She thought he could shoot Mae with a tranquilizer and then we could get her to the vet.

I called him. He cannot tranq a dog who is not vicious. He suggested calling the sheriff's office.

I did. They suggested calling the animal control officer.

This is all just so deja vu. Went thought this not too long ago with a neighbor's horse.

He did suggest trapping Mae and then the sheriff's could call him and he would dispose of her. He said to call the Sheriff's Office and get a trap. I called. They have no traps. They're not sure what happened to them. They are gonna try and borrow one from the Animal Control Officer and then call me so I can pick it up. No one has any suggestions on how to make sure it is Mae in the trap.

So, once I have Mae in the trap, I will not call Animal Control to dispose of her. I will take her to the vet. the puppies will be aborted, and she will be spayed.

I love dogs. I love puppies. You literally cannot give away a dog in this town or a puppy. I cannot keep the puppies.

I am certain in my heart that God has a special treat for the assholes who do this to dogs and to those of us who love them. Otherwise, I would hunt them down and do unspeakable things to them.

Update on the update: The Sheriff's Office called. They can borrow a trap from the ACO but a deputy has to do it and then the deputy and the ACO and I all have to meet so that this can be handled. There are no deputies available but when there is, they will call me, and if the ACO is available and I can get off work, this will work. Hurray!


AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

You're like me. I care far too much about the dogs. We drove from Dallas to Houston, Houston to San Antonio, SA back to Houston, and Houston back to Dallas this past week. I cried at every animal on the side of the road. You have a great big heart & I'm so glad you've finally found a way to help Mae out. Cause it certainly isn't her fault she's in a family way.

Sandy said...

aff - thanks for your kind comment. And my, that's a lot of time in a car with a toddler! I hope you had a great time. Oh wait, I know you did. I saw the pictures!

bermudabluez said...

I'm so glad you were able to work this out. You are an angel and the world needs more people like you!

Sandy said...

bermudabluez - thank you.

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

I really hope this works. It such an unfortunate situation. You have such a great heart to try to help this poor dog. Most people wouldn't spend their time.

Sandy said...

Nikki - if I had a choice, I wouldn't. I just keep hearing all those sermons about St. Francis, you know?

laurie said...

good for you for taking this on. it should not be so difficult to help a dog in need.

lisa's chaos said...

Glad to see there is a plan. I feel bad for Mae but you are her little light. :)

ChrisB said...

I am so full of admiration for the way you care for these dogs. I hope the 'plan' is put into action soon.

Karmyn R said...

I think getting her spayed is the best solution! If she already comes to the food - then great. Hopefully you can get her vaccinated at the same time!!

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