(Original post by Reluire)
There was no need to abandon the dog, though. Charities like the RSPCA and Dogs Trust will take in dogs that people are unable to look after. Simply abandoning a dog somewhere with a suitcase is the quick, cowards way out in my opinion.
Yes they will take in dogs if they can but a lot of these charities have no space whatsoever, they physically can't take in any more dogs because they have nowhere to house them. So sure you can try and find a dogs home that can take yours in but that could take quite a long time.
Do you know anything about the owners situation? How do you know they weren't in a bad financial situation, they could have been at the point where the choice was feed themselves or feed the dog, and if that was the case then what happens if there aren't any dogs homes near them that have space?
We know absolutely nothing about why this dog was abandoned, and given that there are some perfectly reasonable explanations for it it is completely wrong to judge the owner without knowing why they did what they did.
Also at the end of the day if they weren't able to find a dogs home that could take the dog in then what is wrong with what they did? They left the dog in a public area where he would be found very quickly, with a small amount of dog food and the dogs own toys and bedding. In short they ensured that the dog would be taken in very quickly and when taken in would have food and it's own comforts.
Quite frankly the dog is probably better off thanks to this than it would have been if they had put him in a dogs home. If he had gone into a dogs home he would have just become one of the tens of thousands of other dogs needing to be rehomed, there's a damn good chance that a home wouldn't have been found and six months down the line he'd be getting put down. This way he was getting coverage from every news network and is guaranteed to be rehomed because of the sheer number of people that have heard this story.