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Q: How far have you gone for your furbabies?

October 15, 2008 | By Nora S. | 7 answers | Expired: 2092 days ago

Nora  S.

I was reading the news article about the man that punched a shark that had attacked his dog. Have you ever helped your fur babies out of a scary situation? I want to hear stories so please comment!!!

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Anonymous

Oct 16, 2008

Fortunatly I have never had anything too terrible happen. I have stayed up all night and missed work to be with one of my dogs when he was sick. I should hope nothing ever happens but if it did I would not hesitate to do anything to try and save my dogs.

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Emily  P.
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Oct 16, 2008

I totally would get in the water with a shark if it had my dog! A Great White, probably not, but a shallow water shark, for sure!

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Kelly
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Oct 27, 2008

Nothing like jumping in the water with a shark...but just because I haven't had too :-)

I rescued my dog, Cassie, from a construction site. It took almost 4 months. Every day we were out there - rain, Texas heat, you name it. We spent the night one night because the situation was dicey & we didn't feel she was safe. I stood up to people who had spotted her & didn't have her best interests at heart (there are lots of dog fighters in this area always looking for bait dogs & fighters). She got out in traffic a couple of times & no one was slowing down so my husband & I got out in the traffic & stopped them to get her to safety. When we finally caught her, she was HW+ & didn't tolerate the treatment well so I slept on the garage floor outside of her kennel for a couple of weeks. She was completely feral & didn't trust people at all. I would get in the kennel with her every day & work with her even though she would challenge me on occasion because I was her only chance.

Other things I've done for my own animals: jumped in a creek, stepped between my dogs & a rattlesnake, & picked up a cat to protect it from a charging dog. I drove 300 miles to rescue a stray kitten that had nowhere to go so I brought her home with me. Then there's the usual sleepless nights & missed work that come with them being hurt, sick or missing. I won't even go into the injuries. I've had lots of tetanus shots & even one surgery because of what I do for animals.

One day while coming home from lunch I spotted a very large pitbull collapsing in the inside lane of a very busy 6-lane thoroughfare. My husband was driving & I just said, "Stop the car! Something's wrong with that pitbull; its not acting right." My husband stopped, let me out & then drove around the corner to park. At some point while parking, everything I said sort of sunk in & he realized where I was & what I was actually doing. He ran around the corner & found me coming across 6-lanes of traffic encouraging the pittie to follow. The dog was suffering from heat exhaustion & fear. I crawled into a brush pile to care for another dog that had been hit by a car. And I ended up in a really bad part of town in a junkyard where a bunch of scary guys wanted to know what I doing when I followed a little dog that I had shooed out of yet another high traffic area.

There's absolutely nothing I wouldn't do for my own pets or, I guess, any other animal as well. Doing things like this is how some of my pets came to be my pets.

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