Abandoned puppies need new home

Published 12:20 am Sunday, September 30, 2007

This is a story of heartache and grief for me, but I hope it will have a happy ending.

Almost two weeks ago I came home to find a young dog had been put out on the street. I saw that he needed medical attention first and foremost, so immediately took him to Dr. Savant at the Natchez Veterinary Clinic.

He was completely consumed with mange, mites, etc., as well as being neglected, starved and abused. He was, of course, frightened when I gently scooped him up in a blanket for his ride to the vet. That day I prayed and I told him that it would be alright and he would get some help that he so needed.

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He has been at Dr. Savant’s clinic ever since, awaiting the chance to heal and hopefully find a wonderful, loving home. I have phoned every couple of days checking on him.

Well, on Saturday as one of my own healthy, happy lab puppies was looking forward to Bark in the Park, we were barely out of our driveway, when in a bad curve I saw something in the very middle of the road. It was a puppy whose brother had been run over and killed and he lay there clinging to him.

As my mother moved the other puppy, I grabbed up the remaining one and rushed him to the vet, only to find out that he is a younger brother to the older puppy we had already taken there.

So now, there are two adorable male lab puppies in the isolation room at Natchez Veterinary Clinic.

Both of these angels deserve so much love.

My husband and I are both animal lovers and I am an activist. I would like to speak for one minute on the subject of abuse.

Putting animals out, taking them off, throwing them out and even refusing to spay and neuter are all forms of severe abuse.

I would not be allowed to “take off” children or throw them out. In fact, I would be on the 6 p.m. news today. So why is it so commonly acceptable for this ridiculous and highly un-Christian behavior?

Absolutely nothing has been or is being done locally by any officials whatsoever to even curb this abuse. Why is it acceptable to do this instead of them being brought to the Humane Society? And while I’m on the subject, please support the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society. If you cannot donate financially, donate financially, donate your time or even dog and cat food, bleach, blankets, etc.

Now that I have stated my feelings, please think of the plight of these two beautiful labrador retrievers. If you are interested in giving them a home full of love and affection, please contact me at 601-442-3723.

Stephanie Jamison

Natchez resident