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Am not really an animal-lover myself but this thread hit a poignant spot somewhere within. You are doing a very good thing, Akshay. Am happy that you've chosen to hold on to the dog for keeps. What are you naming him?
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Found this male Doberman curled up on the platform outside my office, when I went to have a banana after lunch. The petty shop fellow said he is lying there since morning and not going anywhere. Bought a packet of milk bikis and called the dog, and he immediately got to his feet. Poor chap ate up the entire packet. Then curled up again in his corner.

He is quite old - must be more than 10 yrs in my estimate. Thin as a rake and blind in the left eye. Very refined in his manners and it is obvious he has seen better days.

Called up Blue Cross and informed them. They are going to send a rescue vehicle. Hope they arrive before 5.30 PM, as I have to leave for attending a wedding reception. I can have the satisfaction of seeing him reach safe hands.

Looks like he has been abandoned due to old age. If that is true, the owner must be horse whipped in public. It is a most cruel thing to do. It would have been humane to put the poor fellow to sleep instead. I am posting the photo here as well as in FB, in the off chance he has strayed off from his neighborhood and someone claims him.
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It would have been humane to put the poor fellow to sleep instead.
But what right does the owner have to take a call on the dog's life?

In no way do I justify the owner abondoning the dog; but putting him to sleep instead ain't correct.
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thats really horrid I must say. I completely second your opinion that the bla***d owner should be set fire to in public! Just because the poor dog has grown old doesnt mean he can be cast away like this. I really get upset to hear things like this.

Please share did Blue Cross turn up? My Mum used to regularly ring them in the old days because she used to typically come across abandoned kittens, cats, dogs, puppies, cows etc in and around the Palavakkam beach area where they lived at the time, when she went for the morning walk with our Dignified Old Gentleman - a half Alsatian half Dobermann cross.

Gansan - do put in a bit in the Blue Cross Kitty if poss because they do a blessedly good job in Madras with their straitened means!

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Found this male Doberman curled up on the platform outside my office, when I went to have a banana after lunch. The petty shop fellow said he is lying there since morning and not going anywhere. Bought a packet of milk bikis and called the dog, and he immediately got to his feet. Poor chap ate up the entire packet. Then curled up again in his corner.

He is quite old - must be more than 10 yrs in my estimate. Thin as a rake and blind in the left eye. Very refined in his manners and it is obvious he has seen better days.

Called up Blue Cross and informed them. They are going to send a rescue vehicle. Hope they arrive before 5.30 PM, as I have to leave for attending a wedding reception. I can have the satisfaction of seeing him reach safe hands.

Looks like he has been abandoned due to old age. If that is true, the owner must be horse whipped in public. It is a most cruel thing to do. It would have been humane to put the poor fellow to sleep instead. I am posting the photo here as well as in FB, in the off chance he has strayed off from his neighborhood and someone claims him.
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He is here to stay
In fact,we have placed in a room,just next to where our gardener stays.
So he is under observation 24X7,we have been feeding him thrice a day with eggs,milk,and chapati's.Will start non veg from tommorow probably.
And not to mention,i tried feeding him a biscuit,and the chap relished it more than the usual food
Akshay so relieved to know that the dog is now hale and hearty and waiting for the operation to be performed.
In fact, your thread has now become a health bulletin for the poor little dog which would have otherwise undergone untold sufferings in this merciless world.
If the operation is performed please talk with the doctor about the general anesthesia dosage he will be administering.An optimum dose is OK. Overdose means health risk and also the dog will be asleep for upto 12 hours or more. So if the operation is done during daytime the poor thing wakes up at midnight and starts yelling. Mild pain killers can be prescribed for a few days.
At best the anesthesia dose can make the dog gain sense after 10 hours or so in such cases if the dose is OK.

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Gansan sir,my heart bleeds after looking at the poor soul.
The owner a sadist,should be whipped hard,for abandoning him.
I wish,i could help him.
Please let us know of his plight.
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But what right does the owner have to take a call on the dog's life?

In no way do I justify the owner abondoning the dog; but putting him to sleep instead ain't correct.
My friend, let me tell you as a dog lover, that may be the ultimate act of love towards our pet sometimes. This way, he dies a hundred deaths every day. Sometimes a state may arise where we can't keep a pet anymore and it may be too old to put up for adoption. I faced that situation with my German Shepherd when our individual house was developed in to a flat complex, and we had to shift for the interim period. Dogs were not allowed in that place, and they are not allowed in our complex now as well. Fortunately my brother's MIL took him in and he spent his last three years peacefully with them. Else, I would have put him down with a heavy heart, but convinced I am doing the right thing.

Blue Cross will take in and care for strays and abandoned dogs, but will not accept them from owners.

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Please share did Blue Cross turn up?
Gansan - do put in a bit in the Blue Cross Kitty if poss because they do a blessedly good job in Madras with their straitened means!
They did not turn up till 6.00 PM when I went down to check. The dog was not there, but the shop keeper said it is going for small rounds and returning to the same place again. I informed him about the Blue Cross van and called up their number. I was informed they will visit and do the needful, so I left. Will check again tomorrow.

I always do make a small donation to them when they pick-up any animal I refer.

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My friend, let me tell you as a dog lover, that may be the ultimate act of love towards our pet sometimes. This way, he dies a hundred deaths every day. Sometimes a state may arise where we can't keep a pet anymore and it may be too old to put up for adoption. I faced that situation with my German Shepherd when our individual house was developed in to a flat complex, and we had to shift for the interim period. Dogs were not allowed in that place, and they are not allowed in our complex now as well. Fortunately my brother's MIL took him in and he spent his last three years peacefully with them. Else, I would have put him down with a heavy heart, but convinced I am doing the right thing.
No one has the unfortunate privilege of having first-hand experience of this, as my family has, my friend.

We had a Spitz who eventually became the elder son of the family. It so happened that the 3 of us - mum, dad and I ended up being in 3 diff. cities in 2005. Mum and the dog were at one place and circumstances so forced that having the dog with us made him suffer as he had to stay alone at home for long hours when mum was at work. We tried everything - having domestic help during the day, have the watchman take him out twice a day etc. But keeping him alone for 10 hours a day was like torture to him.

So, after 8 years of having him with us, we ultimately gave him away to someone who is passionate about pets. The family happens to be a relative of our driver so obviously the dog doesn't get the worldly luxuries that he got at our place. We'd ensured that he was surrounded by loving people, had a shelter and food at all times. We pay the family a decent amount of money each month for his food, maintenance and medicines.At that moment, I had a faint thought too - should we just "put him to sleep" rather than having him live in a smaller house and have basic food. My folks then reiterated that despite we being his "family", we had ABSOLUTELY NO right to decide if he lived or not. We'd ensured that he'd have a respectable living and in no way could we decide if he shouldn't live anymore.

Till today, the incident of letting him go bothers our conscience and we may never even forgive ourselves for it. I don't think we may even have a pet anymore.

But instead of letting him go, would we have rather "put him to rest" - NEVER. The dog has a life too - and we are NO ONE to decide if and how long he lives. That is the least amount of respect we could have for him.

I deplore the dog's owner for having abandoned the dog but putting him to rest is NOT the answer. I can understand why one might consider putting a dog to rest if they can't take care of him but I can NEVER justify it. I simply can't.

I'm sorry if I'm coming out too strong but I live thru' this every day and I know how badly it pinches the heart.

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^^He was given to a loving family by you, same as mine. What if nobody was willing to accept him? That is what this owner must have faced. And he took a foolish decision.
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Akshay so relieved to know that the dog is now hale and hearty and waiting for the operation to be performed.
In fact, your thread has now become a health bulletin for the poor little dog which would have otherwise undergone untold sufferings in this merciless world.
If the operation is performed please talk with the doctor about the general anesthesia dosage he will be administering.An optimum dose is OK. Overdose means health risk and also the dog will be asleep for upto 12 hours or more. So if the operation is done during daytime the poor thing wakes up at midnight and starts yelling. Mild pain killers can be prescribed for a few days.
At best the anesthesia dose can make the dog gain sense after 10 hours or so in such cases if the dose is OK.
We have decided against the operation for now,as he was able to get up today,and place the foot on ground for sometime.
Also it seems that there is an injury on his front foot as well.
Will get him examined again tommorow.
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But what right does the owner have to take a call on the dog's life?

In no way do I justify the owner abondoning the dog; but putting him to sleep instead ain't correct.
Libran,

I'm a dog lover bro, and I can tell you one thing. The most inhumane thing to do is abandon a dog, especially after keeping it for a long time. It's even more cruel than putting him to sleep, but not in the circumstances.

In the scheme of things, euthanasia is an action that must be justified by the reason. Is the dog a vegetable or is it suffering from a terrible and painful disease? If it is, then putting it to sleep is the best thing to do. Just as humans, dogs will not want to suffer in their old age.

However, euthanasia is a topic that's debated all across the globe. And it applies not just for human beings, but for all living creatures.

In this case though, I don't understand why the owner abandoned the poor thing. If you are not prepared to take care of the dog and be able to stand by it when it needs you the most, then you rather not have a dog at all. A dog is not just a toy. It's a responsibility. The life of the dog is your responsibility.

One cannot be bowled over by its charm and cuteness, and when the time comes to take care of it, abandon it. It's not right.

If he couldn't have taken care of it, he should have given it to a NGO that looks after dogs, or the pound. Not just leave it to rot and fend for itself. Over the years, this poor dog must have been accustomed to having the owner feed it and walk it, and over night, it finds itself on the street, nowhere to go, and no food, like it had earlier. Sad.

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But what right does the owner have to take a call on the dog's life?

In no way do I justify the owner abondoning the dog; but putting him to sleep instead ain't correct.
At times it is.
The day i had rescued this poor soul.
We lost a dog in the family-My cousin's dalmation of 12 years.
He was not keeping well since past month or so,and was suffering a lot.
On doctors recommendation,we had decided to put him to sleep.
but the poor thing passed away,before medical intervention.
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Libran,

I'm a dog lover bro, and I can tell you one thing. The most inhumane thing to do is abandon a dog, especially after keeping it for a long time. It's even more cruel than putting him to sleep, but not in the circumstances.

In the scheme of things, euthanasia is an action that must be justified by the reason. Is the dog a vegetable or is it suffering from a terrible and painful disease? If it is, then putting it to sleep is the best thing to do. Just as humans, dogs will not want to suffer in their old age.

However, euthanasia is a topic that's debated all across the globe. And it applies not just for human beings, but for all living creatures.

In this case though, I don't understand why the owner abandoned the poor thing. If you are not prepared to take care of the dog and be able to stand by it when it needs you the most, then you rather not have a dog at all. A dog is not just a toy. It's a responsibility. The life of the dog is your responsibility.

One cannot be bowled over by its charm and cuteness, and when the time comes to take care of it, abandon it. It's not right.

If he couldn't have taken care of it, he should have given it to a NGO that looks after dogs, or the pound. Not just leave it to rot and fend for itself. Over the years, this poor dog must have been accustomed to having the owner feed it and walk it, and over night, it finds itself on the street, nowhere to go, and no food, like it had earlier. Sad.
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At times it is.
The day i had rescued this poor soul.
We lost a dog in the family-My cousin's dalmation of 12 years.
He was not keeping well since past month or so,and was suffering a lot.
On doctors recommendation,we had decided to put him to sleep.
but the poor thing passed away,before medical intervention.
If the dog is suffering, it is indeed very humane to put it to rest. But, only if it is suffering.

Do we know that the abandoned dog was suffering or whether it was in pain? If not, we are no one to decide his fate.

As I mentioned before, abandoning a pet is unpardonable but if the dog is healthy, I cannot and never will justify killing it. I will not. A abandoned dog will live with a broken heart, but still manage to live. And we are absolutely no one to take that away from him.

I'll excuse myself from this discussion now.
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Libran,

I'm a dog lover bro, and I can tell you one thing. The most inhumane thing to do is abandon a dog, especially after keeping it for a long time. It's even more cruel than putting him to sleep, but not in the circumstances.

In the scheme of things, euthanasia is an action that must be justified by the reason. Is the dog a vegetable or is it suffering from a terrible and painful disease? If it is, then putting it to sleep is the best thing to do. Just as humans, dogs will not want to suffer in their old age.

However, euthanasia is a topic that's debated all across the globe. And it applies not just for human beings, but for all living creatures...


...If he couldn't have taken care of it, he should have given it to a NGO that looks after dogs, or the pound. Not just leave it to rot and fend for itself. Over the years, this poor dog must have been accustomed to having the owner feed it and walk it, and over night, it finds itself on the street, nowhere to go, and no food, like it had earlier. Sad.
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If the dog is suffering, it is indeed very humane to put it to rest. But, only if it is suffering.

Do we know that the abandoned dog was suffering or whether it was in pain? If not, we are no one to decide his fate.

As I mentioned before, abandoning a pet is unpardonable but if the dog is healthy, I cannot and never will justify killing it. I will not. A abandoned dog will live with a broken heart, but still manage to live. And we are absolutely no one to take that away from him.

I'll excuse myself from this discussion now.
That's exactly what I said, Sir. You echo my sentiments.

And oh, Akshay4587 and Gansan,

Credit, where credit's due. A commendable effort, I must say. People don't bother to stop and help human beings sometimes, and it's great to see that you'll give 'life' itself importance. It doesn't matter if it's a man or a dog. A life is a life. You'll have done great deeds, and it deserves a lot of praise, IMO.

I'm proud of you guys. To know that I know people like you makes my world a better place!
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My heart weeps for the poor Doberman, even in the pics it looks old, not cared for and malnourished. The owner should be found and beaten in public, how heartless can anyone be, wish the dog was here, i know some one who would have happily adopted him as he does with other dogs.

For abandoning or euthanasia, i only have one view. I treat my dog as my family member and share the same love for him as for my brother or sister and if god forbids a time comes when i cant take care of him or pay his medical bills, i will ask myself "would i have done the same thing with my son, daughter, father"? And then take the steps.

Throwing your pet in the open like this and left to die under the wheels of a truck/car, its better it dies a peaceful death in a hospital.

For 10 years this poor dog served his master, had food served to him, showered with love and all of a sudden he is left in the streets - some one said right "Man can never be trusted"

@Gansan,
Am proud and glad that you fed him something and called the ngo, hope they take care of him. Feels good that in today's world, we atleast have a few people who really care and have some humanity left.

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