I'm working on a dog park project and I thought it would be great to visit as many dog parks as possible in our county. The day was beautiful and our adventure started off great, I am still upset over how it ended.
We went to three dog parks and took a break at the pet store, where I picked up a snack for Marley. I plan on posting pictures of each park in separate posts throughout the week. We ended our day at our favorite park where I noticed two teenagers bringing their dog to the park.
While I was checking the water situation I noticed the teenagers leaving...without their dog! I called after them asking them about their dog. THEY JUST KEPT WALKING AWAY. They left their dog in the park. That poor dog was scared and skittish. She wouldn't let me approach and she kept crying. I am so appalled somebody would just dump their dog.
After conferring with other people at the park and trying to catch the dog I ended up calling animal control. I am so impressed by their professionalism. He was calm and basically sweet talked the dog until she let him put the leash around her neck.
There are so many options available for people who can't keep their pets, I don't know why they would choose to just dump their dog. If you can't keep a pet please try to find them a new home. If that doesn't work, how about driving yourself to the shelter and dropping them off. As traumatic as that might be for you it is probably safer for your pet.