Dog abandoned at train station with belongings left in a suitcase next to him Watch

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I find this so sad. The fact a suitcase was packed for the dog makes it all the more saddening.

Its ironic that the only regime that has ever really care and loved animals properly was The Nazi regime (pretty much all of the good legislation on animals was based from Nazi laws and they banned experimenting on animals) and even sent animals abusers where they belong in a concentration camp. It is amazing a regime so reviled today was in that aspect more enlightened than we are today.
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(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.
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The conclusion is, at best, relieving. The abandonment of an animal by its carer is sad, that it was abandoned at a train station and not given to an animal rescue place is sad. 2 parts sad + 1 part relieving =/= a happy story.

I don't want to invoke Godwin's Law twice in the same thread, but just because people rejoiced at the death of Hitler it doesn't make WW2 a happy experience.
1) A huge number of dogs homes are completely full and are unable to take in any more dogs at the moment.
2) Do you know the reason for the owner abandoning the dog? No you don't. How do you know they weren't financially desperate to the point where it was a choice between feeding themselves or feeding the dog?
3) The dog was left in a public place where it was guaranteed to be found quickly, was left with some food so when it was taken in it could be fed properly, toys & bedding so it had some of it's old comforts. Given that a hell of a lot of people if they had to get rid of a dog would kill it or dump it in the middle of nowhere isn't it a pretty damn good thing that the dog was left as it was?
4) Do you not realise that the dog is much better off thanks to this than it would be if it had been put straight into a dogs home? Going straight into a dogs home it would have just become one of the tens of thousands of other dogs looking to be rehomed in this country and there's a good chance that a few months down the line it would have ended up being put down after not having a home found. Now thanks to its previous owner doing what they did it has been all over the national news, has attracted attention from hundreds of people who want to home the dog, and will end up in a good home very quickly.
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1) A huge number of dogs homes are completely full and are unable to take in any more dogs at the moment.
2) Do you know the reason for the owner abandoning the dog? No you don't. How do you know they weren't financially desperate to the point where it was a choice between feeding themselves or feeding the dog?
3) The dog was left in a public place where it was guaranteed to be found quickly, was left with some food so when it was taken in it could be fed properly, toys & bedding so it had some of it's old comforts. Given that a hell of a lot of people if they had to get rid of a dog would kill it or dump it in the middle of nowhere isn't it a pretty damn good thing that the dog was left as it was?
4) Do you not realise that the dog is much better off thanks to this than it would be if it had been put straight into a dogs home? Going straight into a dogs home it would have just become one of the tens of thousands of other dogs looking to be rehomed in this country and there's a good chance that a few months down the line it would have ended up being put down after not having a home found. Now thanks to its previous owner doing what they did it has been all over the national news, has attracted attention from hundreds of people who want to home the dog, and will end up in a good home very quickly.
So yeah... it was a relieving conclusion. What, pray tell, is your point? Or did someone just piss in your cornflakes?
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I hope it goes to a better home now.

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