Care for Your PetA Story by George Love
My rage at losing another rescue animal.
Care for Your Pet!
I feel rage inside at the thoughtless, careless acts of indifference carried out by some of our fellow man. Once more I had to sit and hear the words of a veterinarian as they told us another rescue animal had to be put to sleep because of two fatal and highly contagious diseases.
This magnificent animal, so full of life not mere minutes ago now lies limp in my arms as his light fell from the sky. What care you? How DARE you destroy this life you chose to take home with you and nurture? This was a companion, a friend who looked to you for love and comfort. How dare you dump this creature who needed only a warm place to sleep, a little water, and mere pennies worth of food.
Could you be so selfish to think no one else would care for your pet? Well we did, and today because you dumped your pet in our neighborhood, we suffered the pain of watching this wonderful friend and companion pass from us. He chose our home for comfort because you dumped him. He walked us to our front door, greeting us with unconditional love and friendship. He slept in our garage, safe from the elements.
Our hearts are broken because you didn’t care enough to ask someone to care for your pet. We held him as his last contact with humans on this planet. He purred his way into that deep sleep and I felt his last heartbeat. Your pet died in my arms, and I loved him. Why couldn’t you have loved him more than me?
He did not deserve this fate. He was magnificent, loving, warm, and charming. I hope you never dump another pet as long as you live, but if you do, we’re here to ease their pain and suffering. We will give them a warm place to sleep, fresh water and food, and we will love them as much as we loved this last handsome animal. We will enjoy the company of the pet you toss aside, and hope for a better end for your next outcast animal.
© 2012 George Love
Added on April 14, 2012
Last Updated on April 14, 2012
AboutI am a retired Paramedic with over 20 years of Emergency Medical Services experience. While attending Middle Tennessee State University and Volunteer State College, I majored in Music, English, Preme.. more..
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