The ST on Friday had a long piece of article cautioning the public not to look down on stray dogs. In
, these dogs could be very expensive
dogs even if they have been rejected by their masters. Many of these dogs that
have lost their usefulness were once pedigrees like Pit Bulls, Singapore Labradors, Cocker Spaniels, Dobermans, even
Huskies, you name it, you can find them in the cages of SPCA. They are
expensive, very expensive to buy and to upkeep.
Many of these dogs have gone through serious training courses, obedient training, toilet training, learn how to sit, how to fetch, how growl, how to bite, They have been trained in many skills just to please and serve their masters. But one thing cannot change, dogs are dogs. They may be faithful dogs, but what they lacked is the sense of right or wrong. They would just protect their masters faithfully, to do the biddings of their masters with no questions asked.
It is a pity that after serving their masters faithfully for so many years, giving so much pleasure and fun to their masters, they are dumped in the SPCA or disowned to run around as stray dogs, unwanted and having to find their own food, pickings from the dustbins or leftovers. Seen some chasing after the rats at Bukit Batok too. Many are in very pitiful state of decay and diseases due to lack of care and attention once they are not wanted by their masters.
You people out there who still like dogs and have a soft spot for dogs, please go to the SPCA to adopt a couple to give them a better home while they are still kicking. They will make good dogs, good faithful friends like they used to be. They have been trained to be such by their former masters.
Poor dogs. Once pedigrees, the pride of their masters, walking around with their masters, to be stroked by their masters and feasted with the best dog food, and shampoos and manicures. Ya, every dog had his days. That is a dog’s life.