I caught this story over the weekend and it caught a nerve mainly because as a dog owner/lover like many of you, it’s frustrating and infuriating that we’ll almost certainly never know who this jerk is. Great on the Good Samaritan that not only rescued these two little gems, but loved them, nurtured them and began assimilating them to a level or normalcy that all pups deserve.
The letter posted to Craigslist Atlanta below seems to be an honest and angry letter to the former owner/dog abuser that treated these pups with the level of humanity fit for your worst enemy. It’s pretty easy to act like a tough guy to defenseless little animals behind closed doors but there’s not a chance in hell this pathetic human who this letter is directed to has the courage to come forward. Whomever this person is that rescued, loved and wrote this letter, good on you. And if you ever find out who it is or get to “kick his ass” please keep us updated.
“You aren’t looking for them, but I found your two dogs.“
“Sigh. No one is looking for these guys. And I see why. They hump everything in sight, try to dominate our old doggies, try to eat our cats and pee on everything and bark at everything. Neurotic, lick constantly. They know no commands, either in English or Spanish. They are aggressive and probably lived in a puppy mill. You dumped them, probably, and we picked them up before they were killed by traffic. Unneutered, no tags, under 1 year old small males. I hate you, person who dumped these dogs.
There are no lost ads on phone poles, no lost ad on Craig’s list, no lost ad in the paper. We put signs up all over, put a found notice in at the local pounds and if you were looking for these filthy little ragamuffins, you would have found them. We are afraid to take them to the pound because under stress, your dogs were snappy and horribly afraid and dogs are judged by temperament for adoption placement. They would not have passed that test. However…..
They are, under their filth, mats and horrible habits, adorable. They have learned “Quiet,” “Come,” “Sit.” They have stopped being so neurotic and we have broken most of their bad habits in just a few days. They are smart and sweet and are looking for guidance and WANT to be good little dogs. One is a purebred little white and buff guy with an under bite, the other is a brown little dog that looks almost exactly like a miniature version of a larger breed dog. They know each other and were obviously (by the same bad habits) raised (poorly) together. We will get them neutered, train them and get them into a good, loving home with people who use the brains God gave them.
If these are your dogs, come on by, I’d like to kick your ass.
What are your thoughts about this letter to craigslist?