Monday, March 22, 2010

The Scum Of The Earth... in this city.

So it was Monday...the start of another work week. I am usually optimistic on Monday, believing that I can get a fresh start on things in the capitalist world and actually accomplish something. The school of hard knocks usually beats that out of my around 11am, but today was different. Today, it failed to launch completely.

Why? Because some idiot dumped a puppy in the park in front of our house this morning. One of my neighbors who was out walking saw an older model pickup truck drive through the park, slow down, the driver opened the door and threw this little dog out before speeding away.

Sadly, this is a common occurrence in our neighborhood. Since we live adjacent to one of the largest parks in Phoenix, Arizona, a lot of pets get dumped here. The feral cats that live in the park probably number over 50 and there are about 5 to 10 dogs that are abandoned there every month.

So as I am walking in from the garage, I catch a glimpse of my wife running out the front door in her bath robe with a dog leash in her hands. I asked if one of our dogs had gotten out and she replied no...someone had dumped a puppy. I followed her out the front door and there in the middle of the street was this little dog, scared shitless and alone.

Never mind that the owner 'could' have taken it to the animal shelter and dropped it off, for free, no questions asked. I suppose that would have been too much work. Easier just to chuck it out the door on the way to a job site, or on the way to buy some crack in one of the slums south of the tracks. Asshole!

So this morning, when I got to work, I sent out an e-mail to our neighborhood trying to find out if anyone is willing to adopt the little fella. My wife and I have already rescued two stray dogs and two stray cats in the neighborhood and we really can't take another one. I am proud to say that the people that live in our 'hood' have gone above and beyond in taking in strays and dumped pets from the park, but there is a limit to how many can be saved. So the bastards that do this basically leave us to do their dirty work, while they are out wrecking havoc on some one else's life without a care or an afterthought.

There is a special canto of hell reserved for these types of people. A particularly hot and nasty level where their flesh is ripped from their bones over and and over for all eternity. At least I certainly hope so. (click the picture for the full size image)


  1. Fuckin' A!

    They should spend eternity getting ripped from their home and loved ones and thrown out of a speeding truck. Over and over and over again.

  2. So, now you know your post:
    "Pet Protector of the Park".

    You savvy soul, start a Craig's list.
    Do it right away.
    Gift a pet to some old lady sitting at home with no one to visit. This is your lot in life, oh blogging one. Go out an make brave and bold moves. I know you can do this, and do it well. I know, because you are the chosen one(s).
    You chose to see, and to react.

    Everyone needs to be wanted, and someone definitely needs and wants that sweet little beating heart.

    This is important work.
    Make your self and this post well known to the local Veterinaries, Shelters, and Rescue centers, Meals-on-Wheels, the schools and the local news.
    Branch out, be the network Pet guru.
    Be your best, now.

    ...Or the next beating heart you might witness being dropped off at the park could be an unwanted kid!

  3. that just rips me up. i have a huge soft spot for pets. if i was close to you, i might very well take the little guy off your hands.

  4. An update on the little fellow. We sequestered her in our bathroom for the day while we were at work. When we came home she was still very timid and shy, possibly from some past abuse. After sitting with her for about a half hour, she warmed up to us and was sitting in our laps sleeping. She is actually a very pretty dog, maybe 6 months old and looks like a minature doberman, with some possible chiuahua mixed in. She was adopted by a neighbor that lives in the area last night (pending that she get along with his other adopted strays). If not, we will take her back. She is an adorable dog and would make an exceptional pet.

  5. People suck. I get tired of these stories- but I'm grateful for people like you who care.