THANK YOU MY FRIEND FOR YOUR SUBMISSION
WE ALL FEEL THE PAIN OF YOUR LOSS
I would like to share my experience about buying animals from a pet shop. Many years ago, we bought two little dogs from a pet store. This was well before I knew anything about puppy mills. The pet shop told us they were from a “good” breeder, but we never got their papers. We tried to get their registrations, but to no avail. The store even had the audacity to offer us a refund if we brought the dogs back. So, we know they came from puppy mills !!
Gintzu was one of my beautiful shih-tzus. I vividly remember the day she was laying on our bed and all of a sudden, blood gushed from her mouth, all over the front of her body and the bed. Her eyes were big as saucers, as she was so terrified !! Then after rushing her to the vet, and after thorough assessment, we found out it was her heart. She went on meds immediately. Then her lungs started to fail. We rented a big oxygen machine, to help her breathe at a cost of $175/mo. After a while, we couldn’t allow her to suffer anymore and then had her PTS.
“Mitsumi” (Mitsi for short) was our other shih-tzu, also bought from the same pet store, a year after we got Gintzu. She suffered most of her short life with her lungs. She couldn’t even go for walks without stopping and refusing to go on. We would end up carrying her home.
Poor babies. After they died, we had them cremated and put into urns, which we keep at home. Both were and will always be every special to us and remain forever in our hearts.
Writing about Ginny and Mitsi has brought back much pain and tears and I would like to remember them with our fight against all cruelty to animals !
We learned our hard lessons and now have two dogs & two cats, ranging from 2 years to 12 years old and who are all adopted !! They are all very happy, healthy and get the love they deserve.
Please remember – “Don’t shop, Adopt” / “Adopt from a Rescue or a Shelter” / “Open your home to an abandoned animal”
Thank You for listening.
Canadian Volunteers for the Protection of Animals (CVPA)
Bénévoles canadiens pour la protection des animaux (BCPA)
Anyone who wishes to share their stories about their amazing furballs and to submit pictures please do so by contacting : firstname.lastname@example.org
With your written/emailed permission these will be posted here and on the FB Group: Action for the Protection of Northern Animals. Share your wonderful stories and your treasured memories . Make us humans smile, there is enough horror in the animal world, happy well cared for and much loved pet pics and stories will be most refreshing.