Would you just drive by?

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    Nov 18, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    Meet the dog me and my roommate stopped on the side of the road today! He was just wandering aimlessly, clearly blind in one eye.
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    What astounds me is that we watched people in front of us, behind us... just pass him by. Even when we had him nearly off the road, it didn't stop them from going almost 70mph. I might just really like dogs... but I couldn't believe how many were like, "Meh" and recklessly didn't give two fucks.



    He's back to his original owner now with sincere condolences and hypothetically I know most of you will say, "I would totally stop!" but really... would you if you if you had a sincerely ridiculously busy day?
  • disasterpiece

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    Nov 18, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    No, I wouldn't have.

    Wandering dogs are kinda usual where I grew up and it's a little town, so they would always find their way back. Most of them were probably just on their way for a little female they met at the dogpark earlier the same week, or to the closest butcher.

    If it was a dog in pain, or visibly sick, I would have stopped, though. It all depends on the context, I guess.
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I would not.
    Fear of being bitten or that it may be some target scheme to kill me, rape me, rob me, or steal my car. I've lived in some bad neighborhoods, and I'm cautious.
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    i wouldn't cuz DeShawn don do dogs. I rather chill with my dawgs (homies) so save the Michael Vick reference y'all
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    I would have. In fact there have been two separate instances where I caught my neighbor's dog wandering aimlessly around my neighborhood.

    Called out to the dogs and they came right to me and took them right back home.

    And what a pretty dog, blind or not!
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    About the only thing that would keep me from stopping would be if I were rushing someone to the hospital. Other than that, I'd have to give it a try. I wouldn't push my luck with an aggressive animal, but at that point I would have at least called animal control.
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    i'm in a semi rural area . Dogs don't really get lost her, they just wander a bit off their territory with usually the masters running after them shortly after.
    But there was Rocky ... a tropical parrot who one day got an itch to check out all those trees out there. The owner spent over two weeks roaming the area screaming " ROOOooooockyyyy" .
    But Rocky never made it back . Some predator enjoyed an exotic dinner no doubt.

    So i'm not over concerned with roaming animals. However we have a new dog as of last January. Ben was found in a quarry, shivering and starving , no collar, nothing... obviously had been dropped there ( he wasn't even 1 y.o. ) . Now he's a huge aggravating , hopelessly dumb but sweet puppy.
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    Nov 18, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Depends if I were on my way to work or on my days off....

    Thank you for caring enough to make a difference.


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    Nov 18, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    "...would you if you if you had a sincerely ridiculously busy day?"

    Yep.

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    Nov 18, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Last year - I rescued 3 dogs in one month...

    One wandered into my porch and got himself stuck, somehow he shut the gate on himself. After a week of posting pictures on websites, on phone poles, and at evry vet/shelter around - his owner called me. She lived 4 miles away and turned out to be my high school History teacher!

    The second was running across the FREEWAY just before rush hour. I risked my life, turned on my blinkers in the middle of the freeway, and chased him down - basically tackled him and lunged him toward my car. Never found the owner, brought him to a shelter icon_sad.gif

    Third dog: I had to keep for 3 weeks, I brought him to a vet who had seen the other two dogs for free. She diagnosed him with heartworm. A shlter would not have found treatment for him, fuck that.
    My new vet friend referred me to a place that treated it, also FREE! But the recovery from treatment is a long process in which he required care almost 24 hours, I couldn't do it. After 3 days of searching and caring for him, m new vet lady friend ended up taking him! He loved her from the moment I brought him in. He had walked across the room full of dogs and people and set his head on her lap. Love at first sight. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

    (OH, by the way - I had two jobs and school at the time. School consisted of film shoots for 12 hours a day sometimes)

    I would not walk by, and that dog is GORGEOUS! I'd keep him forever icon_biggrin.gif

    Now I want a dog! Ship him to me, Trev!
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    Nov 18, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidLast year - I rescued 3 dogs in one month...

    One
    The second
    Third dog:
    Now I want a dog!

    Instead of the penis being your Tier, perhaps der Hund is your Tier.
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

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    Nov 18, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    Considering I stop to push cars, change tires and to pick up strange critters wandering dangerously near traffic all the time, I most likely would have done the same.

    I may be a busy person, but I am never that busy.icon_wink.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 19, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    TrevorMark saidhypothetically I know most of you will say, "I would totally stop!" but really... would you if you if you had a sincerely ridiculously busy day?


    One day, that happened to me. The dogs didn't have tags, so I took them to the local shelter. They were just wondering around aimlessly on a busy street.
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    I have stopped and helped an animal before and would do so again. I would do whatever I could to help it find its owner or a new home if needed.
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    I would definitely stop and I'm glad you did as well. I actually have done this a few times, and once found a cat along a freeway onramp. This became my cat for a number of years. Animals that need a place to call "home" are so grateful - and make terrific pets.

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  • matt13226

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    Nov 19, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    one time i found a small dog that was lost so i pulled over and tried to catch him but he wouldnt let me catch him at all
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    I have done so many times. I have a huge affinity for animals and dogs especially. I've seen them lost on the street and can tell right away. They are looking in all directions, runnning erratically, and quickly with their heads low clearly very afraid. I consider myself a tough guy, but when I see that I feel immediate emotion. Gotta help them.
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    TrevorMark said... I know most of you will say, "I would totally stop!" but really... would you if you if you had a sincerely ridiculously busy day?
    I have proof I'd stop...picked up a stray a few days ago.
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    I honestly probably wouldn't... And it would bother the shit out of me for the rest of the day
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    No. Too leery of being bitten.
  • baldone

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    Nov 19, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    both of my boys are rescues....so someone took the time to save them
    i would do the same thing......and what a beautiful dog this one isicon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 19, 2011 2:28 AM GMT

    I'd sooner drive by a human lying in the street than a stray dog or cat.
    I'm sooooo happy you stopped and found his owner as well!!
    No wonder I've always liked you!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 19, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    Id have stopped if there was a collar. Being a dog owner and lover all my life, i know what its like to be missing your best friend, and would hope that if one of my dogs were loose that someone else would show the same kindness to them.
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    Nov 19, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    I would, and have. The last time, it was a dog running back and forth across a very busy street in a busy part of the city. So I got off my bike and did my best to get him to come to me. Finally a few minutes later, some drunk crackhead homeless dude comes screaming for him. He basically was out walking him with no leash, no collar, and no regard for his safety. I got in a yelling match with him, I was so pissed. Poor dog...
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    Nov 19, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    I have and would again! Not to mention it looks like the dog I had growing up! So cute!!!