A LITTLE BIT ABOUT DOMESTICS
"Humane Society Special"
"Hi. My name is Boo-Boo and I was rescued after being
hit by a car. I am a product of why you SHOULD Neuter and Spay
After I was born I struck out on my own, I did the usual dog things, raided garbage
cans, chased cats, left deposits on lawns. Until one day when I was hit by a car. Oh did
that hurt. Not having a owner to help me I crawled off. The person that had hit me called
the Humane Society and they came out to pick me up. Man was I scared. I was taken to the
shelter and I could hear them saying something about going to sleep. Now I was not tired,
I was just hurting and scared. Tom, the guy that picked me up said "No way" and
the next thing I knew I was whisked away to the Dog Doctors Office.
Now this Dog Doctor had no bedside manner at all. He pushed and probed, took
pictures of my leg. Looked down my throat, checked my gums. Hey Doc I barked, its my leg
that hurts, your at the wrong end. Anyway to make a long story short. He put my leg in a
cast, gave me some shots with a long needle, shot some awful tasting stuff down my throat.
And Tom took me to his home. I have been there ever since. My message to you is simple,
Please Spay and Neuter your Pets. Also, if you want to get a GOOD dog or cat, visit your
local Humane Society. Keep the pet population down. Hey I wonder why I was called
For several years I worked for a Humane Society as a Cruelty Investigator. It
was very interesting, but at times, depressing work. But that is another story in itself.
While working there I ran across this article and I would like to share with you. It has
nothing to do with Wildlife but may be interesting to you.
It is about the late Senator George G Vest of Missouri. In a court
action to recover damages for the wanton killing of a neighbor's dog he made a speech to
the jury. The suit was for $200 damages but following this appeal, the jury, after two
minutes deliberation, found for the plaintiff and assessed the damages at $500, after
asking the Judge if defendant could not be punished by imprisonment or be more severely
EULOGY ON THE DOG
By Senator Vest
Gentlemen of the jury:
The best friend a man has in this world may turn on him and become his enemy.
His son and daughter that he has reared with loving care may become ungrateful.
Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our
good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has he may
lose. It flies away from him when he may need it most. Man's reputation may be
sacrificed in a moment of ill considered action. The people who are prone to fall on
their knees and do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of
malice when failure settles its cloud upon out heads. The absolutely unselfish friend a
man may have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never
proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
A mans dog stands by him in prosperity and
poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, when the wintry
winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only may be near his master's side. He will
kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in
encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if
he were a prince.
When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches
takes wings and reputation falls to pieces he is as constant in his love as the sun in its
journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast into the world,
friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of
accompanying him, to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last
scene of all comes, and death takes master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the
cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will
the noble dog be found, his head between his paws and his eyes sad, but open in alert
watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.
Another Humane Society Special.