Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:10 AM
Bandit lived the past 11 years with this lady and was one of the best cared for BCs around. Bandit was a regular at the vet clinic where I work, he was a beautiful dog and has not had any health problems until some joint problems recently. My friend who saved him 11 years ago as a pup also works with me, she's kept in touch with Bandit all these years. Last friday Bandit got out of his yard - there were fireworks close by that day so we think that was probably the reason he escaped.
This is Bandit's story, as told by the local paper:
I am so, so angry. I can't even write what I think of my town's only animal shelter, run by the biggest animal welfare league in my country. They have let me down in so many ways. This is also a lesson to everybody to microchip their dogs, and the this is one more reason why this state should make it compulsory.
So RIP Bandit, we will never forget you.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:07 PM
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, a sparky pup..
Jazz (my handsome boy - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds
Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:20 PM
I would be FURIOUS!!!! I would be more than furious.. I can't even find the words.
The family WILL be in my prayers.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:11 PM
Bandit did not pass the veterinary test because of his age.
That is terrible!
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:13 PM
Then I got to thinking about the technician that ended Bandit's life. That particular job must be extremely stressful for all but the most stoic of individuals. I wonder what is now going through that person's mind after learning a STUPID mix-up ended the life of a loved family pet. Egads!
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:30 AM
To lose a dog when his time is coming, is one thing. While you may not be ready, you're aware.
To have a dog ripped away.. this brings tears to my eyes.
Run free, sweet little Bandit.
I am because my little dog loves me.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:56 AM
If my dog got out of the yard today, I would be at every animal shelter nearby 3 times a day. I wouldn't trust AC officers enough to give them a description over the phone. Unless there are Animal Shelters I am unaware of that don't allow you to view dogs.
"Mrs Lye said she called the RSPCA last Saturday after noticing Bandit was missing the day before."
"She tried again on Thursday only to be told no dog fitting Bandit's description was at the shelter."
She waited 5 days to contact them again? Maybe the story is incorrect, but if it isn't, that is inexcusable IMO.
Like I said, it is a very sad situation and I would hate to have to explain it to the kids, but it doesn't seem like she did everything in her power to track him down.
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