Court Rules Pets Have Sentimental Value

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Court Rules Pets Have Sentimental Value
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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 1:25am

I'm a huge pet lover, but I worry how far this could go...

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Court-reinstates-suit-filed-by-owners-of-2267334.php

FORT WORTH — A Texas appeals court reinstated a couple's lawsuit against an animal shelter that accidentally euthanized their 8-year-old dog, ruling that they can sue to recover the sentimental value of their

 

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 1:47pm

This is the lady we adopted two dogs from when we were lived in San Diego. She started the foundation & is so dedicated. They scour the shelters for smaller dogs then take care of their medical needs & get them ready for adoption. I keep in touch with her & always send a Xmas $gift$.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA09.html

Here's some of the dogs for adoption........

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=CA09%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520%2520&status=A&preview=1


It's unbelievable what some humans do to animals. :(

 


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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 4:12pm

I don't know what we are going to do when our last guy goes. We have a green cheeked conure that grew up with our dogs. She has no fear of them. She'll perch on the side of their food dish and drink out of their water bowl. She'll even climb on top of them occasionally. My female dog, who was the sister of my last guy standing, was actually afraid of this little tiny bird. LOL! My female dog, Hana, had a stroke last May. I've really been going through it with the dogs this past year. We have the one old dog (Tahoe), the conure(Marigold), and a gecko(Hermoine) in the house now. Two pet ducks, and some livestock, and two donkeys outside now. My H was saying he'd be okay with just a conure and a gecko for pets from now on after the dog goes. I really think he just can't take the heartbreak of losing them. I told him I don't think I can live without furry creatures. But it will be hard to get a dog that the bird can live with and vice versa. The bird cage is never closed in the daytime. If it is, she thinks she's being punished. She sits and says "Get in your cage Marigold. Now be a good girl." Over and over, if you close her in. LOL.



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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 9:22am

 


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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 11:24am

Tahoe and Hana were found freezing in the snow. This woman had cabin fever, and went out between storms with her daughter. Her little girl kept saying "look Mommy, puppies." She kept saying "No Honey, there wouldn't be puppies out here." but sure enough........ They were past the cute puppy stage, along a bend in the river. Tahoe is very fluffy. Hana, not so much. They had crawled under a cave under a log. Hana was so cold the inside of her mouth was cold. She would have been dead soon. In spite of being allergic to dogs, this woman took them home, gave them warm bathes, blow dried them, and kept them by her fire. Then someone told her about this big, bleeding heart animal person.......me. Hana was always afraid of thunder and loud noises. She would charge the fence/windows/doors........try to stuff herself under the bed. Tahoe was always mortified of swimming. He looks like a golden retriever/shepard cross and people always thought it was weird that water and rivers freaked him out. My husband would have to carry this 75 lb dog across the river, because he would panic so bad if you forced him in he would



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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 12:02pm
I don't know people can just leave little animals like that. Take them to a shelter for crying out loud.

"Not to mention he broke my ex-husbands hand (long story, he deserved it.)"
Hope you gave Jack an extra treat. ;)

My little Missy shudders with fear when there's a t'storm or when she hears fireworks. I have to put her in her crate when I vacuum because she attacks it.

Dogs sense when people like them. A co-worker of DH's trains dogs for the handicapped & brings them into work. Every one of these dogs comes to him even though they're trained to ignore others.

 


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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 11:48pm

The irony of this conversation and another I had, earlier today.

I worked in dds classroom this AM, doing the Thanksgiving Feast. All the kids said what they were thankful for, which made me teary eyed. I don't do teary eyed for much. I leaned over to another mother and said "The only thing that gets to me is kids and animals."

I leave the school about a half hour later. I'm about 300 feet from the exit and this dog literally comes staggering out of the brush and lays down in front of my car and looks at me. It's limping really bad. It's toenails are so long they've curled around and grown back into it's paws. It looks like it's front feet have been broken at some time in the past and they've healed, without veterinary care. It's skinny. He looks like a St Bernard/Aussie Cross and probably weighed 40 lbs.



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Sat, 11-19-2011 - 8:25am
Thank goodness you were there.

 


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