Target: Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Florida
Goal: To say thank you for taking in and caring for an elderly dog that was abandoned by her owner
Recently, an 18-year-old dog was heartlessly abandoned by her owner at an animal shelter in Florida. This dog, now called Friday, has been taken in by the Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton. Although Friday is now in the care of loving volunteers and staff members, Friday will never understand why she will no longer be able to go back to the place she has always called home. Commend the volunteers and staff members of Tri-County Humane Society for their continued efforts in making Friday as comfortable as she can possibly be.
Friday was originally brought into the shelter because she was suffering from kidney disease. Her owner had the intention of surrendering her simply because of this disease; it did not matter to her owner that she was a loyal member of the family for 18 years. The shelter even offered to supply the owner with special food for the kidney disease, but this did not entirely sway her decision. In an effort to change the owner’s mind, the executive director of the shelter came out to speak with the owner about the importance of owning a dog. The executive director kindly explained that a dog’s relationship with its owner is one that transcends any relationship; dogs are devoted family members and would have an extremely hard time adjusting to a shelter after being with a family for so long. The executive director expressed deep concern for Friday because she feared Friday would be overwhelmed by a sense of loss and confusion.
It appeared that Friday’s owner had understood the importance of Friday’s place in her family. The owner left the shelter with Friday after being told that she should provide Friday with as much love and care until the disease took Friday. Unfortunately, the owner did not reconsider at all. Instead she left Friday tied to a fence next to a busy roadway that was outside of the shelter. Employees who saw Friday immediately rushed outside and brought her to safety.
Friday is now in the care of the shelter. She will be given a special diet for her kidneys and an abundance of love and support from volunteers and staff members at the shelter. Sign the petition below to thank the volunteers and staff members of Tri-County Humane Society for being there for Friday in her greatest moment of need.
Dear volunteers and staff members of Tri-County Humane Society,
I would like to say thank you for taking in and caring for an elderly dog that was abandoned at your shelter. This dog, Friday, was heartlessly abandoned in her greatest moment of need by the one person she trusted and loved the most: her owner.
Despite her old age, the shelter has decided to care for her and provide her with a special diet. I am extremely grateful that euthanasia was not even an option. It is a sad reality that most older dogs, especially ones with diseases, are killed because it is considered to be the most “humane” thing to do. Your shelter has gone above and beyond what most shelters have done. You have shown that you are in fact doing something far more “humane” than killing a helpless dog. You are giving Friday as much love and care as she can possibly get before the disease takes her. Thank you for showing such compassion to Friday.
[Your Name Here]
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