View Full Version : So sad: 81 dogs put to sleep

15th January 2010, 05:16 PM
I'm watching the news and just saw some horrific pictures. An old woman had 85 dogs in her home, and 81 one them have now been put to sleep. Yesterday the police and a vet visited her property, and the dogs had been clearly neglected, matted fur, filth and dirt everywhere. They interviewed the vet, and he was clearly affected by it.
So sad. I guess she had no family, and she must have been mentally ill, since she couldn't see how bad things were. I felt really sick and got tears in my eyes. They showed the deceased dogs lying on rows, pictures of the filth and dirt indoors.

15th January 2010, 05:52 PM
It is really sad...I know we have had cases here where people, well meaning but not equiped to look after animals will keep rescuing/collecting them and it ends up in the hoarding of animals. I also feel for the people who have to deal with these cases, as it is traumatic and difficult work.

Margaret C
15th January 2010, 09:32 PM
So sad.

I often wonder about the people, family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances who must know that there are problems.

How do you hide the fact you have 85 dogs? Smell and noise alone would be overwhelming.

I think people must just look the other way in fear of 'getting involved'