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Lost Dog [Jun. 21st, 2018|10:34 am]
Tony Grist
Peter showed up this morning with a black Labrador in his van. He'd found it holding up traffic on the road about fifty yards from our front gate. He and I took it to the vets' practice in Paddock Wood where they scanned it but couldn't find a chip. They took it off our hands and the RSPCA or the dog pound will take it off theirs. Big healthy animal, well groomed, obedient, no ID. Lost or dumped? Probably the latter.

[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-06-21 11:31 am (UTC)
I hope they find the owners, I hope it wasn't dumped. That makes me sad, that people think life is disposable.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-21 02:25 pm (UTC)
The Law requires dogs to be chipped. The absence of a chip or any identifying tags (though there was a collar) makes me think this guy was dumped.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2018-06-21 02:37 pm (UTC)
Some people are callous and just dispose of pets when they become a nuisance, but some people get desperate. They lose their home, can't find a place to rent that takes pets and instead of doing the sensible and kind thing, just abandon the dog or cat.

Of course it is possible that he wandered away or even was stolen and then dumped, but I suppose we will never know.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-06-21 11:49 am (UTC)
I really hope tois dog was not dumped otherwise it would be ruff justice for the poor mut.(Sorry i could not resist the pun on words)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-21 02:27 pm (UTC)
My guess is someone bundled him out of a car at the roundabout at the top of the road. He's a nice dog. I should think he'll find a home.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-06-21 03:00 pm (UTC)
If the dog was indeed abandoned (and so many people don't chip their dogs as they have no intentions of being faithful to them), I hope there is a special hell for them. It's one of the things that makes me very angry and sad. Dumping a dog on the road is almost a death sentence and many are not lucky to be picked up like that.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
I don't believe he would have lasted very long on the roads round here. They're rural and twisty and people drive very fast.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2018-06-21 03:40 pm (UTC)
the poor dog.
labs do get lost
but not well behaved dogs

that's a tragedy ;(

I like the idea someone will adopt him too
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-21 03:48 pm (UTC)
I think he's the sort of dog that will find a new home. Likeable, in good condition and so on and so forth.
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