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Saw this ad on Pets4Home. Very sad.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rottieboys, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:10 AM.


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  1. rottieboys

    rottieboys PetForums Senior

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    I saw this ad on Pets4home, very sad situation this owner is in. Sorry, I cannot download this ad. so I will say what it said. I am looking for a home for my beautiful Rottweiler girl. I have owned Kane,since she was a 8 week old pup, and this is really hard for me .Kane has a spinal problem and is loosing the use of her back legs.We don't no what is causing it. I can't afford the MRI or her treatment. So I need to do what is right for her, she can still walk is house trained and a fantastic in every way.
    All she wants to live out what life she has left being cuddled by someone . We are out all day and she is left on her own, she needs someone with time to rebuild her muscles vet suggested hydro therapy.
    Only the best home and homes will be seriously vetted.
    Kane is 5years 8 months, and Neutered.
    There is a lovely picture of Kane. My heart is breaking for this poor dog. I have sent her messages, saying get in touch with Noel Fitzpatrick or try go funding . The lady said she has been in touch with Noel, but he is unable to help. She has also got in touch with any animal charities.
    I am not sure what the answer is.
     
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    I know what the answer is and to rehome the dog is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. If even Noel cannot help the dog needs putting to sleep. That is absolutely disgusting, in fact it is making me seethe with anger.
     
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    I think it's probably the lack of available finances/insurance which is why Noel's clinic cannot help.

    Perhaps harsh - if an animal is suffering and you cannot financially afford to help, it's the owners responsibility to do the right thing and the kindest thing. Euthanasia isn't the worst option imo. No insurance company will cover the condition for a new owner and finding someone with spare thousands to investigate plus possible surgery costs - that's a long shot.

    https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classi...million-price-neg-to-right-home-chigwell.html
     
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    rottieboys PetForums Senior

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    Why am I the only one who is trying to make sense of this lady situation. I do not think Noel even saw this dog. Would we all rush down the vets to get this dog put to sleep. Why are you seethe with anger... This lady is trying to help this dog . Not kill it. Yes, someone might come forward to work on this dog. I hope they do.
     
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    I agree with the others, TBH. Palming this dog and her problems off to another owner is a cop out. "Let someone else make the tough decision that I can't.". Or "Give someone else the financial burden of forking out hundreds or thousands of pounds for MRI and potential surgery" If she doesn't have the money for MRI, and the dog's deteriorating, then the kind, responsible thing to do would be having the poor girl PTS.

    I wonder if that's why the owner hasn't approached a rescue centre?
     
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    He wont see anyone without a referral and then he will charge about £280 for a consultation. Vets arent charities - referral centres even less so.

    What you see on TV and the reality are miles apart.
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Noel has in the past given free treatment in certain circumstances, but he can’t do that for everyone, nor should he.
    I feel the same as @LinznMilly about this, the poor dog should be allowed to go peacefully if she is unable to give the specialist care required.
    Would you take this dog on @rottieboys given the expense involved?
     
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    rottieboys PetForums Senior

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    If this was my dog I would do whatever I could...There are people out there who would not mind spending a lot of money for others. Go on funding page, another dog needed money help with a broken legs. Got over 9,000 pounds. Perhaps, this was the last chance.
     
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    Imo the kindest thing would be to have her pts, rather than pass the dog on with such issues.

    Whilst I understand the heartbreak, just because we can operate doesn’t mean we always should.

    Dogs aren’t like humans - they don’t have the same reasons/motivations for surviving .... family, kids etc.

    They have no concept of “lifetime” nor understand what is happening if pts is on the cards.

    I don’t think it would be a kindness to put the dog through a complicated and potentially painful operation and recovery on top of being uprooted from a family and home she’s always known.
     
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    @Siskin didn't ask what you'd do if it were you dog. She asked if you'd be willing to take this dog and her problems on given the expenses required.
     
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    If I had the money. Yes, I would .
     
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    I have to agree with the others that pts would be the best option.
    It wouldn't have to be now if the dog is ok being left all day and isn't in pain that can't be controlled. That way she can live out her remaining time in surroundings she knows.
    If she were rehomed she could well be passed from pillar to post once the true cost of everything was discovered.
    Hydrotherapy alone can cost £40+ a session and these need to be frequent to have an impact.
     
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    I don't agree with passing a dog off to someone else hoping they will do right by your dog.
    Your dog, your responsibility. The smacks of someone who doesn't have the guts to PTS their own dog so they're passing her off for someone else to deal with. I'm with @Blitz makes me incredibly angry. I'm sorry I read this thread
     
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    your dog , your responsibility. Go funding is just not right. The dog needs putting to sleep, not money spending on it.

    I wish I had not come back to it, it truly is one of the most horrendous things I have ever read.
     
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    I really believe that the trauma to any dog being rehomed is very much under-estimated, let alone a poor , terminally sick one. I agree euthanasia is by far the kindest option.
     
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    And where are these supposed homes for old dogs with massive medical bills? Who are these people with disposable incomes to spend on dogs they find on gumtree? I bet the person is asking for money for the dog too :rolleyes:
    I mean, even the OP won't take the dog on. If any of us have extra cash, we're spending it on our own dogs.
     
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    rottieboys PetForums Senior

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    Are you referring to me.? I said I would if I had the money...But I have two dogs already.
     
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    Yes I'm referring to you. Exactly, you don't have the money, you already have two dogs you're responsible for.
    Anyone with the right home and knowledge to care for a dog like this is already going to have their own dogs they're responsible for, won't have the extra money, etc.
    These magical homes with unlimited cash and dog knowledge just waiting for a sob story dog to rescue just don't exist.
     
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    I think there are people out there who MIGHT take on a dog like this. The same people who take dogs from other countries after hearing sob stories. If I won the lottery, I would want to help dogs like this. It might not be everybody cup of tea. But there you go.
     
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    To what end?
    This isn't a young dog with a treatable case of mange or a heartworm load. This is a 6 year old Rottie with spinal issues. She's not going to get treated and get better. She's going to remain in pain, her issues managed at best. So what is the point of uprooting her, putting her through the stress of a rehoming, keeping her alive through pain - for what? Is it the right thing for her? I don't think so. I think it makes the humans involved feel better, but it's not in the dog's best interest.
     
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