How anyone could fault the “animal activist” for what she did is baffling to me. I do believe that the people of this neighborhood loved Wolfy and his pack, but they did not provide vet care, yearly shots, flea and tick preventative, and most importantly, did not get Wolfy neutered and Princess spayed. They perpetuated the overpopulation of unwanted pets and overflowing pounds. Not to mention what having litter after litter did to Princess’ health. Unfortunately, love is not enough to take care of pets. It is costly and time consuming but a requirement. Even worse, they knew Wolfy was dying and instead of taking him to the vet or asking a vet to make a “house call” to humanely end his suffering, they let him languish in pain for days. That is unforgivable. Anyone who reads this article, please take the time to research the “animal activist” who is mentioned in this article, since the author didn’t bother to interview her. She works tirelessly to help these dogs. And that means to get them off the streets. It may seem appealing to romanticize dogs living on the streets, forming pair bonds, having puppies and going where they want, but the sad reality is that it is an unsafe, dangerous and unhealthy way for these dogs to live. Dogs are domesticated animals that need vet care and they do not get this on the streets. Wolfy’s ashes are not what matters here. It is his life that should be remembered, not who has his ashes as he was loved by many.
September 24, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.