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Tribute to Tammy by sandara Tribute to Tammy by sandara
RIP Tammy...

I normally don't comment on social issues on DA, but a week or so ago, a sad story has been going round facebook and in these couple of days have been picked up by the local papers and been (badly) reported on.

Here is the story as written by Tammy's rehomer :…

Her formal statement :…

Another clarifying post :…

Basically Tammy was a rescue puppy and the rehomer found a seemingly good home for her. However, about 4 months later, the person who adopted Tammy brought her to the vet and had her put to sleep, on the accusation that Tammy was aggressive. Bearing in mind that Tammy was only 7 months old and the rehomer didn't see any aggressive behaviour in her prior to the adoption.

The rehomer was willing to take the puppy back, but before she could, the poor puppy had been put down.

The heartless behaviour of the person who adopted Tammy is shocking.

Anyway, as of today, the adopter has not spoken up about this issue.

This case aside, I would just like to highlight that pets are not toys which you can discard when you are sick of them or if they give you trouble. They are a lifelong responsibility and we should not buy or adopt them on a whim. In this case, the puppy was not merely abandoned when deemed naughty or uncontrollable, but actually put to death.

If you want a pet but don't want to spend the time, money or effort, get yourself a soft toy, or play Pokemon/Nintendogs.
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Ariescis Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, there are people who can't act properly towards humans much less towards a pet. 
YozoraArashi Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really terrible. How can people be so cruel/stupid?
For me my dog is more important that anything else. For the first time in 12 years I'm away from her and I bearly can stand her absence, so I can't really imagine how a person can do something so awful.
Sandara you've done a really good tribute to poor Tammy.
TruthDawnsinFire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*gives my dog a big hug before commenting*
ExpeditionFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rest in Peace, Tammy. You're in a better place now.:angel: 
Dark-Link117 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
QDLA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Sad story, humans are monsters.
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
:( aww poor Tammy! 
xXCupcak3Bubbl3Xx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so horrible. My puppy is full retard and I can't imagine putting him down...
iluvcats821 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Powerful image here..
Gimlitheone Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so touched by this story, and i do SO agree with your statement. 
There is nothing we can really do for Tammy now but to honor her. But people do need to get aware of this.
In my family we had a dog as well, but i grew up on a farm. And for that same reason i will not give my opinion about pets (and in particular dogs) here,
because i would get a lot of angry reactions here.
Sandara: thank you for helping people understand. I hate to see animals suffer or die!
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