I may have come to terms with the harsh reality of it, but I will never, ever understand why people abandon dogs they don’t want anymore.
Dogs will give everything and more to their owners, and the idea that someone can simply tie them up and walk away, or sell them on without any sort of vetting is enough to boil my blood.
That’s why it’s even more difficult for me to write stories like this one, where a man was witnessed in the act of throwing a dog – one that obviously loved him to a fault – out of his car window. The man then drove off, leaving the pup confused, distressed and alone. It’s what the dog did in response to his owner’s behavior that really chokes me up though…
Michigan, USA. Dion Cole found himself late for work one day, driving on a rain-soaked road and probably muttering curses under his breath.
In hindsight, he’s probably thankful he was behind schedule. Had he not been, he probably would have never witnessed a driver in front of him tossing his dog out of the car window and then speeding off.
Dion’s wife Danielle wrote a lengthy Facebook post after the incident, one that has since been spreading like wildfire. She did so in the hopes that the culprit responsible will read it…
“To the dirt bag that threw his dog out in the Allegan forest on 48th street Friday at about 3:30 pm,” she begins.
“Let me tell you what your dog went through, as you sped off your dog chased after you and ran as fast as his little legs would let him until his legs gave out and collapsed on the side of the road. My husband seen this all happen he stopped to help your dog, but the little guys was so scared that he ran into the forest and hid.
“Later that evening we went to look for your dog he was right where you left him waiting for you to come back, once again he ran scared for his life.
“Saturday morning I took some treats and my dog in hopes that he would feel comfortable enough to come up to my dog. Well, he was thinking about but then someone else stopped to help, and he ran back into the forest.
“A couple hours later we were heading to the fair, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about this poor little guy who was thrown from a car, lost, and confused so I decided I would take a bowl of food to him and leave it where he has been hanging out. Once I turned into 48th st there was a group of hunters, a nice family, and an older man trying to catch your dog.
“He was terrified but with patients and the help of a sweet little boy we were able to catch him. How could you throw your dog out like a piece of trash? This handsome little guy is so sweet and loving; he loves my kids especially my son, he likes my other dogs. I truly believe my husband was supposed to be running late that day so that he was able to see what you did. It’s just to bad he couldn’t get your plate number.
“You are a real scumbag, and you will answer to what you did one day. PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE SO MAYBE THE DIRT BAG WILL SEE THIS POST.”
We can only hope the person responsible gets what’s coming to them. As I asked before, how can someone take a pet that is solely dependant on them, and would likely fight to their last breath to defend them, and simply dump them at the side of the road without a second thought?
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