will you do the same?

United States
August 5, 2008 9:14pm CST
My cousin threw his dog in the middle of the forest..It was heartbreaking to everyone when he revealed it..The dog was eating almost all her chickens(the little one) whenever he can catch them, My cousin tried to punish him hoping he will not do it again but everyday, he will have a victim! The dog was given enough food, we just don't know why he loves to eat those chicks..ANyway, My cousin was fed up and without anyone's knowledge, left the dog in the forest! Will you do the same? How will you avoid such incident if it was your dog?
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Aug 08
My Granddad always said that if a dog gets the taste of blood you might as well shoot him because they will never stop killing. I thought he was cruel. What your cousin did was worse. She could have found a home for him. She could have had him put to sleep. But to leave out in the woods is the ultimate show of cruelty. I would love to kick her azz.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
6 Aug 08
So now the dog has the taste of blood, what happens when he is so hungry/starving that he attacks some campers in the woods or some innocent kids, you know kids like to play in the woods. This really could turn out bad. I also would like to know the breed of this dog.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi Lady, Exactly right...I know he was very upset with all the chicken he lost but what he was doing is entirely wrong!
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• United States
6 Aug 08
He is just the native dog howard...He was given by a friend to my cousin but he was not like that before, he is very good to kids in the neighborhood and just love to chase chicks and hen until such time that he tasted for sure one of them and continue attacking and eating them!
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Actually, I think sometimes we all FEEL like doing that, but I wouldn't do that. There was no other family member or friend to give the dog too, maybe even a Kind Shelter. Wasn't there another option, I mean like seculde the Chicks, or the dog. I am worried for the dog, but you know that dof just might wind up back at her home, they are very intelligent animals!
• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi nanciem, The problem was my cousin didn't ask the wife how to solve the problem, he was deciding by himself since he was very upset! I am sure they are very smart in following smells of people but with the distance, I am not sure! Thanks for sharing!
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Alot of times we react out of anger, and sometimes what we decide to do to take care of the situation, may not always be the best decision, we have a "knee-Jerk" reaction. You cousin should have discussed this before taking the measures that were taken, fact is that it is already done. Maybe someone will happen to come upon the dog, take it home and care for it. Let's hope this happens. I myself have happened upon an animal and took it home (usually a cat), sometimes they stay, sometimes not. I have one that doesn't come into my home, just shows up for food! Hopefully that dog will find someone to take care of it as well! Keep your fingers crossed!
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• United States
6 Aug 08
That's what also I am hoping, it's sad to think about the dog's situation now, I wanted to cry for him!
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
6 Aug 08
oh that's very sad, it breaks my heart that your cousin have to throw/left the dog out of nowhere and it hurts me to know there are chicks dying coz of the dog. i wont do it coz i cared so much about my dog and any animals too. i will try my best to keep each other from harm like placing the chicken to a safer place (making them their own chicken house) and elevate it so the dog wont be able to get them no matter how hard he tried. he can also make a kennel for the dog so whenever the chicks are out i make sure that my dog is inside so he cant harm and chase them away. there are some dogs whose nature is to chase animals and they cannot help it as it is their personality, if that is the case who ever owns the dog should be responsible for making it possible that there is no one harmed - no matter what it takes. i know the dog killed few chicks already and it is sad but it is sadder that the human (who should know better) did something worst than an animal can do. i am not judging your cousin it is just how i feel as i care bout animals that much. if you cousin really dont want the dog around, she could just look for a new family for the dog who can really take care of the dog instead of leaving him astray - it is just inhumane IMHO. i believe that humans are capable of doing something that can balance the situation and doing the least care is something that is unacceptable. i wish your cousin have thought the consequences of having both animals in her home before she decide of having them both. anyway, im sorry that i have not much good to say about this topic as my heart goes for the dog despite his bad nature as i feel the situation becomes worst when your cousin didnt do his part as human who should know better. takecare
• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi jairgirl, No problem, I felt the same and until now, I was thinking how was the dog, is he safe and etc...It was very cruel indeed and i do know if my cousin will sleep good after that! I know the dog was already loved by them but he was just too insensitive not to consult his wife for whatever solutions they are going to implement!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
6 Aug 08
thanks for the understanding and yes it is sad indeed. i just hope that the dog find a better home that will take care of him better and will love him more. i hope your cousin learns from what had happened and be able to think and ask those around him before he makes decisions that involves others feelings as well. it is good that you cared about animals. i often see others have pets but dont really know what they are for, for them they are just a piece of toy laying around and to some a protection without realizing that dogs have feelings too. we have friend and people that we met (asians often) who only have dogs for the sake that i mention above so when we go visit them the dog is so happy and just cling with us coz of the attention he/she can get. takecare
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
That is a awful thing to do to through any animal out in the forest. If she didn't want him I am sure someone else would have been happy to give him a home.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi Shaun, Maybe my cousin was thinking that most of the neighbors has chicks and hens so no one would love to accept! I am sad really, I hope the dog will find someone who will take care of him!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
That is proberly true then if everyone around her has chickens also. I hope the poor thing makes out alright also.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
hi che! yeah. i think i would do the same. or maybe put the dog in a dog pound. a pet should be helpful and not create a mess all the time! eating chicks is a mess dogs should not do. the dog is not just eating helpless chicks, (by the way, that is such a gross thing for a dog to do) the dog is also ruining a source of income and food (if your cousin is raising them to sell in the future or to be a source of food). that is just really not a good thing so i'd probably let the dog go no matter how sad that would be.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
[i]Hi secretbear, Yea, it was their source of income also apart of his regular job but doesn't pay good..I know it was hard for him to do but it was the last option he thought because none of his friends are willing to adopt the dog! Truly sad![/i]
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Hello checapricorn, I won't do that. I don't like animals but I don't have the heart to hurt them. I have a similar case here. I went back to my mother's house two days ago and found a cat that loves our house so much that it doesn't want to go. None of us know whether it is a stray cat (but it looks very clean) or a neighbor's cat. None of my siblings like to have a pet and one of my sisters is so afraid of cats that she can jump whenever you mention the word 'cat'. So, my niece put the cat into a paper box and drove it somewhere. She put the cat at a nearby shoplot so that it is easier for the cat to find food. I hope a pet lover will find the cat and take it home as a new pet *smiles*
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• United States
11 Aug 08
Hi gr8life, ohhh..I'm sure she will be taken or saved by someone...It's really heartbreaking!I hope they will not try to get another pet in the future!
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@jsmith12 (438)
• Canada
7 Aug 08
That was wrong, and depending on where he lives, he could be charged with animal abandonment which is against the law. If your cousin lives near a woods like that, and his DOG can get at his chickens, then so can foxes, coyotes, raccoons, and other wild animals. He's still going to loose chickens because clearly they aren't kept right. It just won't be to his dog.
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi jsmith, No we have no law like that in our Country and we also don't have those animals as foxes and all..I am not sure either if the dog will be safe, how if he will starve, wish someone really will meet him and take care of him!
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Some breeds of dogs are more [prone to chicken killing that others are. Once a dogs does kill a chicken there is nothing that can be done to stop them. When we lived in the country we tried several times. Even penning the chickens up didn't help. The dogs would just dig under the fence. If we could not get the dog a home far away from chickens it would have to be put down. Dogs dropped off like that will find a pack then as someone else wrote they will kill larger and larger animals and could eventually turn on people.
• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi dee, I also hear that from different people who have this type of dog and even they tried to tie but when chicks will come closer, the dog will still exert an effort to reach and eat it!
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I've always heard that once a dog kills a chicken,they will always kill the chickens. And I think that is because once they get the taste of blood,they always want it. I could be wrong..LOL..But anyway, I wouldn't of just dumped the dog,I would of at least taken him to a shelter or given him to some friends who don't have chickens. I shiver at the thought of what could happen to that poor dog out in the forest..
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• United States
7 Aug 08
HI rose, Y[i]ea you are correct about that, I have read many people confirming that if they start tasting chickens, they always love to eat it! Anyway, in their area, everyone has a chickens so he ended up leaving the dog in the jungle but still not an excuse, there are many options if he was willing to save the dog![/i]
@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
6 Aug 08
if i was in this situation, I would prefer to seperate them, or keep the chickens in the cage or proper protection. I dont know how to tell the dog not to do this.. because it on us when they are growing we have to teach them the right way. I think the dog should have send for training. but If at the end nothing goes right, then he should have given the dog to another family where he gets a new home.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
That would be the nice option but I do know if my cousin was thinking about that, maybe he thought no one would accept the dog because of its strange attitude!
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
6 Aug 08
I don't agree with his actions leaving the dog in the woods but what happens if this dog gets so hungry that he attacks some people in the woods, maybe some campers. I am also curious what kind of dog is this?
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• United States
6 Aug 08
He is just a native dog howard! A very common dog in our Country which you don't buy..People will give it to you if you want one! SO far, when I was there, he never attack any people, he loves to play with kids! That happen when he tried to chase a chicks and attack it!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I would never do that to a dog. I love them. I would make sure that the dog could not get to the chickens. I would not punish my dog. It is a natural instinct for some dogs to hunt wild animals.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi steph, Thanks for sharing, I will do the same and if I need to just let my dog stay inside the house, I will do that so he can't chase those animals!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Che Why didn't she try to find him a new home? Once a dog tastes the blood of a chicken he will continue to chase and eat them. It's just animal instinct. He was probably chasing one for fun and when he caught one he tasted the blood and ate it. There are other ways to solve the problem. I have a story I will share another time. It is just too painful right now. I don't know what I'm going to do, so maybe I'll see if any of my mylot friends can help. I'll tell you later. Hugsss leenie
• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi leenie, Thanks for sharing...I know if my cousin informed the wife, she will be looking for another alternatives to solve the problem! I do know, he was just very upset!
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@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi checapricorn, That's not right, even though he is being a bad dog, he should have took him to the dog pound. I wouldn't have been able to leave him there. You know that he will eventually find his way home. It's not my cat, but there's this cat that comes around and has had her kitten and left them here. We now have 2 extra kittens. She is now pregnant again, and tomorrow we're taking her to the pound. I can't keep her here for to keep having kitties. My husband even told me that he would drop her off somewhere in the street, I told him no. Not to be so mean. I feel so sorry for the dog. but that is strange that he kept attacking the chickens.
• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi kaleegirl, I have the same feeling also and I hope if ever the god will not be able to find his way home, he is safe and someone will take care of him! Thanks for sharing kaleegirl!
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• United States
11 Aug 08
your cousin should never should own a dog. if your cousin got fed up with his wife would he do the same to her? he should think before doing.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Aug 08
hi dear well if dog is pet then u should not leave it and have to keep chicken in cage, not open. u cant keep dogs and cats away to eat chickens and rats. its in their nature Take care
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi cupid, He is the only dog who eats chicks in the neighborhood and they have no clue what made him do that since from the beginning, he never eat them! Anyway, I am just sad about what happen to the dog, wish he will find his way home!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
9 Aug 08
Hi dear if thats case, then its dangerous as if he is in habit of eating chick, then he may attack kids as well I think in that case ur cousin did right, and i am sure he can get a lot of food in Jungle/Forest Take care
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
9 Aug 08
Hey i just notices a lovely pic in avator making the id more attractive and i am lucky to have u as friend b4 Hey chec, honestly tell me, how many NEW friends request u got after putting pic on avator Take care
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Ok, I already responded to one of your posts about your FIL abusing his dog. Now your cousin has done so also? Its beginning to sound like the rest of your family needs to be banned from pet ownership. No, I obviously would NOT abandon a pet in a forest. Geeze... if he cannot have the brains to tie the dog up, or fence in the chickens, then he should have turned it over to someone else or a shelter. I really do hope if you have pets that you are more responsible than everyone else you seem to be related to. What is it with people and their pets these days????
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi Tess, Maybe really they don't deserve to have any pets! My Parents are having dogs and cats since I was a kid until now but I have not seen them hurting them badly...My husband is very loving to dogs and cats too.. It was just really a coincidence that we had these situations right now! But, I would agree, they don't need any pets right now!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I also already read about the father inlaw & mother in law putting their poor family do on an electic fense...As well Tess..I am like you all these family members are cruel people & not worthy of being pet owners...It made me want to take bothe mother in law & father in law on that electrical fence & telling it shock the hell of of them both,and see how THEY like it.....
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
[b]i wouldn't do that to my dog especially me being a dog lover would not do such thing that could hurt it. if my dog eats something that he should not be eating at all i would patiently train him that that food is not good for him and that he must eat the right one. saying NO to dogs are being understood by them. that is an awful thing your cousin did by leaving the dog all by himself in the woods. your cousin should not have bought a dog as a pet if your cousin would just leave it behind in a place where no one will take good care and show love to the dog. dogs are still animals so we should still try to understand them ourselves because we know for a fact that they can't do things like what humans do. so we must give justice to these faithful animals. [/b]
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Hi skbh, I can't imagine myself also doing what he did! It was truly sad to imagine how the dog now, what is he doing, for sure he is hungry, things like that! But, I do know, I just wish someone will be able to find him and take care of him!
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@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
well i guess if he grew up a tamed dog then im sure he'll find a good owner who will take care of him and show him love.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I would have built a fenced in area for the dog high enough that he or she could not get out. Certain breeds of dogs have things that are just natural to them and are part of their breed. If someone lives on a farm where they have small animals they should be careful not to get a breed of dog that has a natural desire to hunt or catch prey. I think if someone gets a dog they better be well prepared for that dog, and they are responsible for giving that dog a good life. But each breed of dog has its good points and bad points, people should be aware of those when chosing a dog for their family.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Hi ladym, You are correct about it..It's hard to be having pets and just throw them..Very sad to think since we know there are other options to solve the problem!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I think i can never do such a thing... maybe i will give the dog away to someone who can take care of him... but to just leave him in the forest is like killing him slowly... i hope the dog will find his way back home and never eat a chick again...
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi aseretdd, I wish for that too but about his attitude in eating chicks, I know it's not curable so the best I guess is to tie him or to place all the chickens in an area safe from the dog!