I don't understaind how someone can hurt a pet

United States
July 27, 2010 8:17am CST
My family and I were looking in the pound for a dog to join our family. someone in the pound told us about a pit bull that 3yr's and is great with kids and is trained already. But he is in a foster home so we would have to go there to see him. So we went to these peoples house to go and look dog to see if he would be a good fit with us or not let me tell you i wonted to die when i saw him. He has a scare on his back leg a cut on his front leg his skin was all dried up and pink and you saw his bones.so i asked the people what happen to him she told me she gives him baths in tide with bleach laundry detergent and how she keeps him in his cage 14 yrs doring the day and then she takes him out for 1 hr and then puts him back in the cage. so at this point I am like holey cow. so I call the dog over to me and he crawls to me and I'm like ummm ok then she tells me she doesn't allow him to walk around the house that he has to crawl or sit in the corner of the room. So at this point I am thinking if he is not a good fit for my family I have to take him out of here and I will find him a much better home. well needless to say he is an amazing dog we named him Rocky and now he sleeps in bed with me and my husband now and he runs around the backyard with my son we are still trying to teach him what dog toys are and how to chew on rawhide's and dog treats.
7 responses
• United States
28 Jul 10
I hate people mistreating animals too. Poor dog! I can't believe she bathed him in laundry soap with bleach. Thats awful. I am glad that you rescued him.
• United States
28 Jul 10
she told me it makes his coat shine i can't believe people
@jugsjugs (13045)
6 Aug 10
A sad story to begin with.It sounds like the poor dog has had a really nasty start to life,also for foster people to cage him all those hours is really nasty aswell.I am soo happy to hear that he has got you as his new owners and even better knowing that he will never suffer again.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
28 Jul 10
I really hate people like that, who can do these things to innocent animals. Thank god you guys came to get this poor dog! I am sure he will be happy with you!
• Argentina
27 Jul 10
i can't believe that someone could hurt an animal. i think that world belongs to them, we came in 2nd place, so humans should respect nature and animals in this case in particular.
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
27 Jul 10
Someone has to be sick to do that to helpless animals...Kudo's to you for rescuing Rocky....I hope he gets past his abuse and sound like he's adjusted to your family!
• India
27 Jul 10
Animals are same as human beings.They can also feel,they can sense.Only the difference is they cant talk.They know how to love people.Thats why they are every time attached to their owners.When we scold them they know it well.They are so much attached to their owners that when strangers come they bark at them .but we should never hate animals because they are also a part of human being. they protest un when ever we are in problem.
@Outcast (633)
• United States
27 Jul 10
I really dislike the people that treat animals in that way. Good for you for taking that dog out of that situation. If that lady was a foster boarder for that dog and she treated it like that then she needs to be reported.