- Feb 15, 2005
Why wouldn't you have at least, taken the dog to the RUFF or other, shelter? If he didn't seem friendly enough, that's understandable. Then, you could at least tell animal control about it and they would get it. But, if he/she was, then I would hope that someone would take my pet, to where I might look for it. His family might be frantic and if he were sheltered, he'd at least have food, water and safety!
Wow, Romeo, we screwed up! We didn't stop everything we were doing to throw a strange, fully male dog into our car, with our kids, and drive it to a shelter. If I did this for every roaming dog in my neighborhood, I would be running a freaking taxi service. I know a few people who have suffered from some nasty bites and scratches trying to do this.
Diane, please don't tell people what they should or shouldn't do with stray animals. Spend your time instead educating owners about spaying/neutering, ID tags and microchips, and REAL fences.