Poor Roxy and Other Dogs

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I am so saddened by the neglect I see in regard to dogs on the internet. This morning I read an article about a woman who moved in with her Mom after knee surgery and left her dog, Roxy in the kitchen of her home to die slowly over a 6 day period. This sickens my stomach. No animal deserves to be treated like this. I cry for animals whose owners disregard their safety. I feel bad for dogs that are left in cages outside too. I can never understand why the person did not ask for help. There are plenty of pet lovers that would have babysat or stopped by to care for the Boxer. Do not look at the pictures, it will haunt you.

Boxers are a breed that I always admired and thought about adopting. We have only had experience with Labs. Perhaps in the future if we decide to adopt a dog, we will choose a Boxer in remembrance of Roxy who is in Heaven.

Between stories like that and pictures of dogs being skinned in other countries, I am just disturbed. I look at my two dogs and think how can anyone hurt a dog? Look I know not everyone likes or wants to own a pet. I get that but to hurt an animal that loves you unconditionally and relies on you, just wow. I will pray for these poor animals and for the people that do harm to these wonderful creatures.