The price of cheap joy: the death of dogs at the hands of divorces
While you rejoice at how cheaply you bought a puppy, their mothers die in the arms of volunteers. Those stories about saving animals that many people like to read while reviewing the photos “before” and “after” - they are not fictitious, they are not written by writers, like another bestseller. They are real, and their authors are people who have survived 7 circles of hell before sharing the story of salvation with you.
Unfortunately, I was not lucky. In my story there will be no “after” photo ..
You will not surprise anyone with a stray dog on the streets of Minsk, even if this dog is a thoroughbred. So it happened with the labrusha. A dirty, shabby, beaten life (and not just her, apparently) dog wandered around the street all day in search of food. Everyone knew her: they knew where she lives, they knew her mistress (imagine, she had a mistress) everyone also knew about the living conditions. But nobody cared about her. On top of the manifestations of humanity, it was only that from time to time it was fed. And she, taking every bone as manna from heaven, every evening returned “home” to the puppies and her “mistress” in order to start a new day again with wanderings.
We were informed about it on the evening of June 1. Almost exhausted, with uterine bleeding, she came in search of food to a local restaurant. But by the time we arrived at the place, the dog was no longer there. Then there was a search and questioning of all people passing by on the subject “they didn’t see,” which led us to that ill-fated apartment, which the labrusha considered her home.Against the background of the lack of electricity and a drunken mistress, a bleeding dog feeding puppies on a pile of dirty rags looked very colorful .. The hostess refused to pass us a clearly suffering animal and her six puppies, because the puppies were intended for sale, and their mother for later reproduction of the next phenotypic mutts that will provide the hostess with a good financial gain for retirement. But nevertheless, she suggested that we redeem everyone in bulk at 130 rubles for each head.
With grief in half, we managed to persuade this woman to give us a dog solely in order to take her to the vet clinic. After the hospital, we had to return her, t. "I have nothing to feed the puppies with." Here in this nightmare, where there are no conditions for life, where regular drinking of the local “blue” takes place. A place that all neighbors know as a stash in which a district police officer happens 7 times a week, one very clever drunk decided to make money on a dog’s womb and sell “Labradors” from the “neighbor’s Sharik” for 150 rubles apiece (if in bulk, give way for 130).
And the worst thing is that most of your Yorks, Toyas, Husky, which you bought without documents, according to an ad on Kufar "for the soul" are absolutely no different from these "wholesale 130 Labradors." Hundreds of dogs live their whole lives suffering from endless breeding and childbirth just because you saw a breed in it (I don’t know what people mean by this word).
This story, if told in all its details, would have pulled on a small volume, but I will stop there.It will remain a mystery to me forever where a thoroughbred dog came from in a person of such low social status. Perhaps it’s all due to the same announcement on Kufar, where she was given as a gift “for family reasons” ..
In a new life, she should have been called Dakota ...
Labrush died in terrible agony in our arms at 12 o’clock the next day, wagging our tail until the last breath. Doctors were powerless.
The Story of Helena Cherkes