June 7, 2012

Injured Dog Abandoned at our Doorstep

From the Amazon CARES Facebook page in Spanish

Translation: "Not a week goes by that we don't post on Facebook new examples of bad behavior, or instances of irresponsible cruelty to animals. Once again we had the sad surprise to find an animal lying at the curb of our clinic. The owner, or the person who picked it up, (depending on one's version), Miguel, a 4X4 truck driving businessman, did not bother to ring the doorbell, talk to the vet to see what ailed the dog or seek a solution. No, instead he waited until our clinic had closed to leave the animal at the door. Nice, right?"

Bruno Antoine, Director of Amazon Cares Peru obtained Miguel's phone number and tried to speak with him, in vain. In a move that would surely cause a lawsuit in the USA, Bruno actually posted Miguel's phone number on the Spanish Facebook Page! He told others that he had no success talking to Miguel, but if others wanted to let the man know that they found his conduct bad, they should not hesitate to call him!

Sadly, this abandoned dog has a severe spinal injury.  We are not optimistic about his prognosis. We continue our Humane Education programs to teach responsibility towards pets.  Sadly, it is the adults that are the hardest to reach.


  1. It's a sad commentary on a certain segment of the human species when something like this happens. I hope the dog isn't suffering.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. This is a very sad story. The poor dog suffered greatly from multiple fractures to his spine. In cases like this, where the animal is in pain and has no chance of recovery, we have no choice but to euthanize.

  3. God Bless you Molly for the work that you do! This had to be heartbreaking, as I'm sure most of the cases you encounter are. I am sure that, in the end, this little angel was lavished with love and comfort at your clinic. He will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you, just like all of the other animals you have helped over the years. ~Erin S. from Chicago


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