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  •  Thanks for this diary (6+ / 0-)

    but as a person who lives with animal rescuers and several dogs, it also breaks my heart. That people would drop a domesticated animal into a wild unsure life makes me so sad.

    •  Oh MillieNeon. . . (8+ / 0-)

      if you only knew. That sort of crap goes on all the time, and I sure can't blame the Navajos on the res for being so damn mad at the cruel people who do this sort of rotten thing. One person, who, for a change, a young Navajo female ranger, chased down and stopped (someone reported the person), said words to the effect, "I thought my dog would enjoy the company of those other dogs that looked so happy to being there." I mean, can you believe it? Anyway, I have worked with a variety of animal rescue groups and I think all of you are just utterly fantastic and caring souls. The best thing any of us can do, well, besides giving a home to a res dog or cat, is continue efforts to get free vet care clinics on the res, especially spaying and neutering. This, of course, takes either a vet, or a technician and someone qualified to do the anesthesiologist stuff. That's the tricky part. I think as an EMT I could do the other, and have once assisted in such a capacity, but I'm a bit too old or shaky to do it. I think there's a lot of younger folks out there who could. Anyway, thanks for posting and I'm sorry part of my diary brought out some sadness. Still, that's the reality of a res dog's life. . .the best critters on the planet who will go the extra mile for you, yet have the toughest life of all dogs or cats.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:53:21 PM PST

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