Can someone help Toby ?

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 11th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is more than one way of abusing a dog, neglect is as bad as physical violence, and Toby is suffering in a way that no dog should ever have to.

Can Someone help Toby?

.Toby lay with his head on his paws, wondering why his life was like this. He was out in a small square that could not even be called a garden, and he was a big black German Shepherd. He was left out here in all weathers, and there was nowhere to go for protection from the wind and the rain. In hot weather the sun beat down relentlessly on him, as there was no shade whatsoever.

When his master came in, Toby knew he would be let out in the street to wander, but he didn’t want to wander, he just wanted his master, who he would give his life for, to love him. Once he had been walked regularly, fed regularly, and life had been wonderful. His master had shown him some love, Toby had heard him say he was his guard dog, and he felt important, the loyalty for his master had made him protective, he would not allow anyone to hurt him.

Why did his Master change?

But his master had changed. He no longer walked Toby, sometimes forgot to feed him, so Toby tried to explain his distress by barking when he was left for hours. But then the neighbours had complained, so his master had shut him in the kitchen, which was even smaller, and sometimes he went all day without water. He had resigned himself to his fate now, but did occasionally whimper and howl because his life was nothing.

Even the joy at seeing his master return home was short lived, as he was virtually ignored, and he desperately needed love. How he wished he could be with a family with children, and play with them, and go for walks, if only he could, he would protect them for life. In spite of all this, he still loved his master, he didn’t know why, but that was all he had, and his life was nothing. He lifted up his head with one last howl of desperation. Did anyone care about him?
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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Songbird B
12th May 2011 (#)

Carol,You brought tears to my eyes as I read this... There are far too many Toby's out there still...Bless your heart for bringing this to our attention...It can never be done enough my dear friend...

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th May 2011 (#)

My wife would like to share a story - she worked at an SPCA, a family adopted a dog named Pepsi, she was part German Shep. The family did nothing with her (no training, even though the SPCA gave 50% off obedience lessons coupons). Pepsi became unruly so they kept her shut in a closet, eventually returning her to the shelter, the poor dog was so out of control at that stage she was euthanized.
This is what happens when people get pets and do not put the work into the pets.
Adoption is great, but people need to plan for a lifetime of care for the pet too.

Good article.

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author avatar Greenfaol
12th May 2011 (#)

A great, terribly sad story. I don't know why some people have animals if they can't care properly for them. Very, very well said my friend xxx

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
12th May 2011 (#)

I was on the verge of tears reading this. My wife says that dogs came into this world to model for us unconditional love, and I think she's right. Wonderful share. Well deserved star page.

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author avatar richardpeeej
13th May 2011 (#)

I would never hurt any animal not even a snail if I find one in my garden I take it outside and put it on the grass. How can some people be so uncaring...

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author avatar Denise O
15th May 2011 (#)

Carol, what a wonderfully written, heartfelt and very moving story. You have me in tears hon. I will never understand how people can do this and yet, I see it one too many times around my town. Your furry friends should be part of your family and nothing less. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always hon, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar vpaulose
15th May 2011 (#)

There are a lot of dumb souls like neglected and ill-treated by human selfishness. thank you my sister Carol.

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author avatar Carol
16th May 2011 (#)

You are welcome everyone.If my little reminder can make people think twice before they neglect their dog, then I am happy.

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

A very touching story. Hopefully Toby will find a good home.

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