I was going to post something this morning – but a different story touched me.Â Check out nycgadgetgirl’s blog for Keiko’s Story.
Honestly, when you add a dog to your family there is a certain commitment that you’ve made that you will look after her.Â She has no rights, no one to speak for her but you.Â When you tire of her, she is a living being with thoughts and feelings who should not be set aside like a toy or video game. If you cannot see to her well-being anymore, then find a home for her – especially easy when there are groups such as NYCSR that are willing to take her and find her a home.
And worse toÂ lie to a vet to convince them to put her down – she cannot speak in her defense. You condemn her with your lies to circumvent ethics. That isn’t just betraying her, but manipulating the vet to betray his/her ethics as well.
I tried hard to put myself into the owner and daughter’s shoes to understand the reasoning behind the decision. There are just too many things I disagree with when it comes to the owner’s daughter’s actions and what she did to Keiko. I’m also a bit curious as to why the daughter is putting the owner into assisted living as well – but there aren’t enough details to form an opinion in that aspect.