I love the way people tend to hold the animals responsible for the rotten actions and behavior of our own species.
Speaking of rotten -- or, more accurately, criminal human behavior, the shelter sent out a whole bunch of "Alerts" yesterday.
One of them is for "Yani," a 6-year-old Pitbull who arrived at the shelter as a "stray" after being shot in the front leg.
Welcome to the Wild, Wild West of New York City!
But, its unlikely the rescues will be scrambling to rescue this "Throwaway Mama" Pitbull.
Yani is just one of hundreds of Pitties that routinely come into this shelter on a weekly basis.
"Use, abuse and lose" seems to be the human attitude displayed towards these people-loving dogs.
"Breed 'em, breed 'em, breed 'em." Or, "Fight em, fight em, fight em."
But, in some cases, the people shoot the Pitties, too.
But, this is something no one likes to talk about.
Below is the write up that just went out on Yani.
The shelter is at least making an effort for her.
But, with all the healthy and loving Pitbulls going down everyday without rescue being able to take or place them, this particular "Alert" is more like a Hail Mary pass.
Will a bullet ironically be the thing that actually saves Yani from the usual fate for Pitbulls?
I just know that as we are scrambling to save two healthy Pitbulls from the shelter right now and still have three in boarding, it is not an option for us to call on her.
But, at least to share her "story" here (emphasis supplied):
Yani # 821203
6 yr old female
Alert,responsive and hydrated
Right paw injured due to gun shot wound, bleeding profusely and swollen ,possibly broken.
Was given:5cc of Buprenorphine
Wound was cleaned and bandage by Dvm
All nipples are very enlarged