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    Family Sues To Get Back Dog Lost In Katrina

    http://www.wdsu.com/family/10034629/detail.html
    I have a feeling she left the dog and evacuated, if the dog is that important she wouldn't have lost it to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sisters
    http://www.wdsu.com/family/10034629/detail.html
    I have a feeling she left the dog and evacuated, if the dog is that important she wouldn't have lost it to begin with.
    I don't think the family had a choice in leaving their dog behind. They were not allowed to take their pets with them. Families were being split up and during that time, and could not even find their children. People were moved to other states. A lot of the animals were rescued by organizations after the families were evacuated. How were they to know where their dog ended up. Apparently they do love their dog to take the time to track it down. The whole Katrina thing was a cluster******.

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    many motels allow animals and a whole lot of pepole evacuated with animals, all of my family and friends that evacuated took animals. Some left their animals to drown. i know of a person who put their dog in a cage on the kitchen counter, their house held 9 feet of water I don't need to tell you what happened to the poor dog, along with many other stories of people who out of laziness left animals. i don't know the whole story on this woman, like I said, it was just a feeling I had about her, i may be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae
    I don't think the family had a choice in leaving their dog behind. They were not allowed to take their pets with them. Families were being split up and during that time, and could not even find their children. People were moved to other states. A lot of the animals were rescued by organizations after the families were evacuated. How were they to know where their dog ended up. Apparently they do love their dog to take the time to track it down. The whole Katrina thing was a cluster******.
    I think that the people who evacuated earlier on, voluntarilly, took the pets, but the people who were forced to evacuate at the final hour had no choice to leave their pets behind. I agree with you SadieMae.

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    How sad. I feel terrible for the people who had to evacuate and leave their pets behind. I also feel terrible for the family who took this dog in and gave him a home and I'm sure love him very much now.

    I'm glad I'm not the judge who has to deal with this case. I'm not sure how I could tell either family they have to give the dog up.

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    Everyone can call bs on me and maybe I'm just screwed up from life experiences but I can tell you one thing. I would not have left my animals no matter what. Even without having been in that situation personally, I can tell you without a doubt I would not have left my animals behind. (I'm not condemning anyone's decision; I'm just telling my thoughts.) My animals have never done a wrong thing to me ever and that's more than I can say for 100% of the human race I've come into contact with.

    Maybe the judge should tell them that they will cut the dog in half and give each family half? *thinking of the biblical story* Find out who truly wants the dog that way... it worked in the Bible. Maybe even just let the families have a showdown and see what owner the dog goes to, honestly.

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    I can't find the thread right now, but there was a story about a little boy who could not take his dog on the bus with him and had to leave it on a bridge. It was a cute white fluffy dog, and the child was heartbroken. I do think that the dog was rescued and reunited with the child. I remember seeing pictures of animals tied to the bridge, with food left behind for them. Animals were not allowed on the buses evacuating people. As I recall a lot of folks had to check shelters and organization web pages from all over the country to try to locate their pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melisinde
    Everyone can call bs on me and maybe I'm just screwed up from life experiences but I can tell you one thing. I would not have left my animals no matter what. Even without having been in that situation personally, I can tell you without a doubt I would not have left my animals behind. (I'm not condemning anyone's decision; I'm just telling my thoughts.) My animals have never done a wrong thing to me ever and that's more than I can say for 100% of the human race I've come into contact with.

    Maybe the judge should tell them that they will cut the dog in half and give each family half? *thinking of the biblical story* Find out who truly wants the dog that way... it worked in the Bible. Maybe even just let the families have a showdown and see what owner the dog goes to, honestly.
    Maybe some of the people who stayed so long felt the same way. I know it would have to be a hopeless situation before I'd ever leave my dogs behind. They didn't want to leave their pets no matter what, which is why so many stayed...but they were forced to leave and leave their furbabies behind.

    ETA: I have mine all microchipped in case they are lost to make it easy to find me if I can't find them.

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    I agree with SadieMae that we shouldn't assume the original owners of the dog did anything wrong in leaving it behind.

    Nonetheless, the noble course here would be gratitude that the dog survived and found a good family. And then get another dog. (I know, I know. We treat our cat as if he were our human son. I'm not saying it would be easy; just that it's the right thing to do.)

    Suing a family for being gracious enough to take in your homeless dog just stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova
    I agree with SadieMae that we shouldn't assume the original owners of the dog did anything wrong in leaving it behind.

    Nonetheless, the noble course here would be gratitude that the dog survived and found a good family. And then get another dog. (I know, I know. We treat our cat as if he were our human son. I'm not saying it would be easy; just that it's the right thing to do.)

    Suing a family for being gracious enough to take in your homeless dog just stinks.
    You're right. I think it is taking it a bit far to sue. What if they just let the dog decide? One family on one side of the room and the other on the opposite side, bring the dog in and whichever side he goes to first, gets the dog.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Melisinde
    Everyone can call bs on me and maybe I'm just screwed up from life experiences but I can tell you one thing. I would not have left my animals no matter what. Even without having been in that situation personally, I can tell you without a doubt I would not have left my animals behind. (I'm not condemning anyone's decision; I'm just telling my thoughts.) My animals have never done a wrong thing to me ever and that's more than I can say for 100% of the human race I've come into contact with.

    Maybe the judge should tell them that they will cut the dog in half and give each family half? *thinking of the biblical story* Find out who truly wants the dog that way... it worked in the Bible. Maybe even just let the families have a showdown and see what owner the dog goes to, honestly.
    many people barely escaped with their childrens lives let alone their pets. I believe you would chose saving your children above the lives of your pets. Saying no matter what when you havent been faced with those decisions is an impossibility.
    Welcome to the World Baby Caleb!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae
    You're right. I think it is taking it a bit far to sue. What if they just let the dog decide? One family on one side of the room and the other on the opposite side, bring the dog in and whichever side he goes to first, gets the dog.
    I am in the process of adopting a Chocolate Lab right now. Its owner was in the Reserves and has been called up and deployed to Iraq. It is costing me nearly $300 to adopt the animal with shots, spaying and heart worm testing. If this soldier comes home next year looking for his dog, it will break my heart but I wont deny him his pet.
    Welcome to the World Baby Caleb!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tybee204
    many people barely escaped with their childrens lives let alone their pets. I believe you would chose saving your children above the lives of your pets. Saying no matter what when you havent been faced with those decisions is an impossibility.
    I'm not trying to argue but... I don't have kids and I will never have kids. Therefore, my pets = my kids. In my particular situation, I would not have left my pets. I didn't mean to come off that what they did was wrong. I'm just saying if it were me, it wouldn't have happened no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tybee204
    I am in the process of adopting a Chocolate Lab right now. Its owner was in the Reserves and has been called up and deployed to Iraq. It is costing me nearly $300 to adopt the animal with shots, spaying and heart worm testing. If this soldier comes home next year looking for his dog, it will break my heart but I wont deny him his pet.
    If the soldier voluntarily gave up his animal, I don't see it being right for him to want to reclaim it. $300!!! wow, that's a lot. I have to post pics of my new pound puppy. I got a new Harlequin Great Dane 14 mo old "puppy" (130#). My other 2 Danes, Sadie (5/20) and Kong (8/31), died 3 months of each other. They are posted on the Who's your Baby Pet thread. http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33350
    Apache cost me only $25.00, he was already neutered, I just had get his shots. I love that big boy to the end already!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melisinde
    I'm not trying to argue but... I don't have kids and I will never have kids. Therefore, my pets = my kids. In my particular situation, I would not have left my pets. I didn't mean to come off that what they did was wrong. I'm just saying if it were me, it wouldn't have happened no matter what.
    Meli, I feel exactly the same way about my cat. But in fairness, neither one of us has actually been faced with the awful choice of surviving without our pets v. perishing with them.

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