The story below, made national news today. I find it hard to believe, that this dog would be put down, because it was aggressive. Actually … I find it hard to believe, this puppy was aggressive! At 12 weeks old, most puppies are going through a teething stage. It is ridiculous to think, this dog could not have been saved, even if there was a bit of aggression.
So many times, have I heard of Veterinarians doctors suggest that a dog be put down, because it is aggressive. I truly wish these doctors would stick to what they know, and stay out of what they don’t! They are Doctors, not trainers or handlers. They need to stick to medicine!
This is just another sad case of someone not knowing what they are doing!
THE STORY …
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (WOAI) — Was a dog described to have “demons” put down at the Humane Society of New Braunfels Area?
Controversy and questions are swirling around the town after a 12-week old puppy was put down last Tuesday. The puppy’s fate has Elaine Buchhorn up in arms.
“It really hurts to see this is the way they manage the facility,” she said.
She fostered the puppy her son found for about a month and she worked hard to find “Baby George” a home before dropping him off Friday, Oct. 11 at the shelter. The Chihuahua-Dachshund mix was euthanized last Tuesday.
“It did go after one of our employees. The employee left it alone, because it is a younger animal we wanted to give it some time to relax, went back a second time and it did try to bite her again. It was showing aggression,” explained Billie Zercher, executive director of the Humane Society.
“That just doesn’t sound like the dog I brought in. I said, please check your records this does not sound true,” Buchhorn said. She kept the puppy around her other two dogs and her toddler granddaughter while she was fostering it.
A Facebook post on the Humane Society page only fanned the flames.
“They had posted they were sad they had to put this puppy down it was filled with demons and showed aggression,” Buchhorn said.
“What it was meaning was something was causing this animal to be aggressive. It was unknown why,” explained Zercher. She could not quote the exact post, but said a board member posted the message, which has been deleted.
Zercher stands by the decision to put the put to sleep. “Under our shelter policies, anything that shows aggression can’t be put up for adoption,” she said.
Buchhorn is still upset. “I was willing to take the dog back. It didn’t have to be euthanized,” she said.
Buchhorn signed a release form when she dropped off the puppy, releasing the rights of the animal to the Humane Society.
There is a petition online to prosecute the person who authorized the euthanasia. So far, it has about 14 signatures.