At some point in my life, I was not a fan of dogs, even though we had one when I was a kid, but not for long because it was a stray dog that just showed up to our house. It was a female dog we called her “Pachuca”. I did not know too much of dogs, my parents were not a fan of dogs because she was never trained, or walked, and it was just a dog that stayed in our backyard just hanging out just waiting to be fed.
It was not until years later that I understood what meant to have a dog. Even when I bought my wife (girlfriend back then) her Yorkshire Terrier, I bought it for her because she wanted it, but I didn’t care too much for dogs that much. Every time I visit her at her place, she did all the dog related duties because I didn’t want anything to do with dogs. It was not until 6 years ago that I started to understand what being a dog owner meant. Six years ago, we got married and my wife came to live with me and brought her dog Lucy.
Over the years I started to have a certain love or attachment for dogs. When Lucy was pregnant with Tito, my first reaction and thought was to sell Tito 7 weeks after his birth. By that time he was born, I knew and understood how dogs can make a family happy and be part of the big family. So when TIto was born, I decided the last minute to keep him, and now I don’t know what to think of myself I had made the decision to give Tito away the moment he was born.
The reason I started this blog post with my story is because whenever I see or read about stories of dog maltreatment or dogs being abandoned, it breaks my heart because now I understand that dogs do have feelings of their own and able to comprehend suffering. With that said, there are many non-profit organizations whose main mission is to rescue dogs from the streets. SCARS an organization based out of Europe that is well known to rescue senior dogs out of the street that had been abandoned in the streets.
Below is a video of how three seniors dogs were rescued by being abandon by their owners but because organizations like SCARS these three dogs were able to have hope and now are living a happy life in their new home
I am not sure if the previous owners of these dogs were not able to provide medical treatment for these dogs financially, I understand financial constraint, but there are right ways to give a dog to a shelter and allow the organization to provide the right medical treatments necessary for these dogs in need instead of blatantly throwing the dog in the streets to fend for themselves.