Really, I put animal cruelty up there with pedophiles.  Both children and household pets are basically at the mercy of their adult guardians.  I simply can’t fathom how someone can put the time into having a pet and then just toss them to the wolves like this.  I’ve had pets my entire life growing up….cats and dogs.  Despite my angry man outlook, this stuff breaks my heart.  I can only imagine what these animals must be trying to process in their heads.  Having a seemingly unfailing loyalty to their owners (you can beat a dog and they can turn around and walk back to you still looking for affection) I’m sure they are still thinking their master will be out to get them soon.  Who knows the level of thought they have.  And perhaps I’m endowing them with too human a level of consciousness.  All I know is that when I read something like this all I can think about is if it was one of my dogs or cats.  Knowing how happy they are when I come home, when we play, or just relax for a good petting session, I have to believe they feel something.  They depend completely on us to provide for them, and I’d have an enormous amount of guilt for not taking care of them.

Pitbull, poodle, cat, hamster….no animal deserves something like this.  I’m glad the owners haven’t shown up to claim him as he certainly deserves a better home, but I hope that they are found and prosecuted.

If you are in the Omaha area the Nebraska Humane Society is running low on blankets.  If you happen to have any spare blankets, dog beds, rugs (without rubber backing) please consider donating them.

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