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Old March 14th, 2004, 06:25 AM
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"dead" animals...

Just wondering, has anyone ever saved an animal from death?


Such as adopted an animal at a shelter before it was too late.


Or like in my signature, what I did for Hopeful.
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Hopeful is a 10 year old blue point siamese cat. Near January 1st, this year, he was run over and his hind-legs, his right fore-leg broken, and his spine fractured. Around $10,000 later, he is back to the "normal" cat he used to be. I saved him, because many years ago, he saved me.

Tulip, Hopeful's 3 year old daughter, fixed blue point siamese.
Rex, is Hopeful's 3 year old unfixed lilac point siamese son.

Spirit, is a white Boxer who was born deaf, and is now blind for he was originally used as a fighting dog. Got him 3 months ago, he is 3 years.

Queen, is a pure-bred red/white Border Collie. She is 6 years old. She helps round up llamas on a 212 acre ranch in Colorado

Shelcka is a Mustang. Her mother was killed by foolish kids when Shelcka was a baby, and I ended up with her. She is solid black with a flaxen mane and tail. 3 years old.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 07:33 AM
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yes....all of mine and more
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Old March 14th, 2004, 07:59 AM
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Yep, I think most of the regulars on this board have!! Welcome Jason - this is a good place to hang out!!!!
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:20 AM
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Well,you are heroic young man good going!!
Like was said,most people here are heroes in my eyes,I have not"saved"anyone other than a baby-squirrel and a mourning-dove.But today,with shelters full of unwanted pets,just by taking care of and loving animals,you are saving lives.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:35 AM
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No, I've never adopted an animal from a shelter, but yes, I've saved them from death in other situations.

It's very rewarding.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:39 AM
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YES!!! One of my closest pets was saved from the animal shelter. He's gone now I think. One day he just ran away and never came back. I miss him.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 05:59 PM
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"dead"animals

Buy an animal and you have a bought pet.

Rescue or save an animal and they spend the rest of their life Thanking you.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 06:31 PM
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I very much doubt anyone here has spent 10K on pet surgery. Personally, I doubt I would be able, depending on circumstances.

What kind of surgery costs 10K?
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Old March 14th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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$10000 is an awful lot!

I've both taken dogs from kill shelters, and saved dogs & cats from certain death in a number of situations. And squirrels, snapping turtles, & various wildlife too.
(Snapping turtles often wander onto the country roads around here and routinely get squished. Last spring my "remove from middle of the road" turtle count was 5.)
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Old March 14th, 2004, 07:17 PM
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If my dog was that severly damaged, I think it would be better and way less painful for the dog if it's life was ended then.
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