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Sydney wasn't treated properly


  |  Posted: Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 06:00 am

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So, I have been watching the letters coming, and question why no one has spoken up for that poor Mexican dog Sydney.

This dog was crated, put into the cargo hold of a plane, flown to a country that speaks a different language, travelled in a vehicle with strangers to a new place, left there, confused, frightened, and traumatized to what extent we will never know.

Lost for several months, negligence of the worst kind. Found in another town and no one questions the ethics of this so-called rescue organization.

Every legitimate rescue organization that I have dealt with for the past 50-plus years have one simple rule when taking a rescue into your home: do not leave the dog unattended and petrified for a period of not less than 48 hours! So now that the poor creature has somehow survived all of this, let’s be done with her rehabilitation and just ship her back where she came from, problem solved

But boy did we get great press coverage at her expense. But, she’s just a street dog. Whatever lingering trauma she must now deal with, ho hum – no longer our problem.

Where was the rescue in this rescue? There appears to be no shame by anyone involved in the destruction of this animal's emotional and physical well-being.

Gandhi said the honour and heart of a nation is only determined by how they treat their animals.

Am I the only person in this city that finds something wrong with this picture?

Sandra Norton, St. Albert


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