Many Animal rescues are saying that they are not judging people who can not take care of their pets any longer. Well, Rosegate has a total different view of this. We are not sugar coating, simple is that...
You took those pets into your life and home. If any situation comes up that you do not want to take care of them any longer, you are a jerk. There is always a way to solve a problem. I wonder how many of you would throw your children or parents away, put them to sleep or take them to the orphanage? Probably not a single one. Same thing with pets. When you brought that innocent critter into your life, you should've know that they are a lifetime commitment.
Here's a story of GiGi, a black lab we gave a forever home to. GiGi probably was a cute, chubby Christmas present (just sayin' since the holidays passed recently) given to someone more than a decade ago. Then she grow big, ate a lot, and was no longer the apple of their owners eye. She was left to be alone, unattended on a farm, infested by fleas and ticks.When she became sick from a tick bite, her owner tried to be rid of her. She was given to the neighbors. They then in turn passed her off to other people and then she was dumped at the shelter.
She was 12.5 when I found her in a shelter near us. Her slightly white and sad face melted our hearts. We took a ride to check her out and she was the only friendly dog in the shelter's kennels. She wiggled her tail and licked our hands. It didn't take us too long to decide and she became our newest member of the family. She has Lyme disease and probably the last owner was not able to afford her medicine. That's how she ended up in the shelter at her senior age. The truth about her disease is not even that terrible. Good veterinary care, an annual Lyme vaccine, some antibiotic 1-2 times a year and this makes her condition lessened to the point where she is a happy dog again.
GiGi is so gentle and loving and she has no problem with sharing her bed with the cats or let the cats try her food first. She is about 15-16 years old with weak hearing and her vision has diminished but she is as happy as can be.