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Gravely injured dog dumped in the night on the path to recovery

Original post made on Jan 30, 2020

Badly abused and abandoned in a crate, a sweet-tempered dog named "Baby" was left outside the Pets In Need shelter in Palo Alto last Friday. Now, the nonprofit animal shelter is asking the public to help find who deserted him.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:28 PM

Comments (9)

15 people like this
Posted by Jas
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 30, 2020 at 8:03 pm

This makes me sick. I can’t believe people find “pleasure” out of dog fighting. Again, sick.

6 people like this
Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 30, 2020 at 8:21 pm

I'm glad someone brought the dog to the pound. It shows some compassion!

8 people like this
Posted by SMH
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm

It was probably some girlfriend who wanted the dog saved because her boyfriend did it. Someone who injured the dog isn't going to drop it off to be saved.

3 people like this
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

It is less likely to be from an organized dog fight and more likely a bad fight at home or on the street. Hopefully he’ll fully recover and it won’t affect his temperament.

8 people like this
Posted by Barry Wong
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 31, 2020 at 9:24 am

> This makes me sick. I can’t believe people find “pleasure” out of dog fighting. Again, sick.

^^^ It is sickening.

Unfortunately this form of 'life' abuse is often based on gambling in the form of dog fights, cock fights and even back alley no holds barred 'street-fighting' humans.

It is predominantly a 3rd world & under-educated recreational outlet. In the United States conducting or participating in such events is a felony.

In various SE Asian & Latin American countries it is considered a 'high-stakes' sport where a lot of money passes hands.

Remember Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter or Mickey Rourke in Barfly?

Some people will pay & derive great pleasure from others hurting others whether it be canines, poultry or humans.

6 people like this
Posted by Palo Alto native
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jan 31, 2020 at 11:34 am

Saddened hearing about this incident. Wishing Baby a healthy recovery!

10 people like this
Posted by Scottie Zimmerman
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 31, 2020 at 4:36 pm

I am a big fan of Pets In Need. Animal lovers in Palo Alto can be reassured that PIN, a no-kill shelter since its inception in 1965, will accept and care for all kinds of animals. That includes animals who need medical support to survive.

Pets In Need has begun an important remodeling project to upgrade the Palo Alto shelter's medical facility. The PIN medical facility in Redwood City has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and we hope the new hospital space at PIN Palo Alto might receive the same accreditation. Only 12% to 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. have been so accredited.

7 people like this
Posted by Bad idea!
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 31, 2020 at 6:50 pm

It is very stupid to persecute the person who left the dog at the shelter. What message does that send? Obviously, the person cared enough about the dog to leave it somewhere that would take care of it.

Now, anyone in the same situation will think twice. Better dump the poor dog in the bay, run it over, shoot it?

Stupid, stupid, stupid!

6 people like this
Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2020 at 4:50 am

@ Bad Idea!

I don't see anywhere in the news article or in reader comments, where the person(s) who dropped off the dog was "persecuted". Why do you say that?


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