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    "Looking" for a home...

    What in dog's green earth is wrong with people?

    http://www.yukon-news.com/news/22aug2008/5493/
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    The link wont let me in without a member code.

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    Sorry, forgot about that part.. Plagiarized below;

    Blinded puppy searches for home



    In a glass enclosure at the front of the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, a
    puppy knocks around a rubber toy.

    Back and forth several times, Koa, only 12 weeks old, stops before
    thumping the toy.

    It’s a brief pause, but one other rambunctious puppies wouldn’t need.

    Koa is blind.

    But she wasn’t born that way.

    Koa was rescued last month from a group of people behind the Salvation
    Army offices who were force-feeding her alcohol.

    Shelter workers believe shadows are the best Koa can see, maybe —
    blindness is tough to measure.

    “She has serious vision problems but (the severity) is uncertain right
    now,” said shelter treasurer Sarah Steinberg.

    Otherwise, Koa, a mixed breed, is a healthy, playful dog.

    She’s doing well,” said Steinberg.

    The shelter is looking for a permanent home for Koa, a home that
    understands she will need a little extra attention.

    “Koa has a few special needs, but it’s more about extra attention,” said
    Steinberg.

    “There’s bound to be some extra care, but dogs are smart and they
    compensate.”

    Koa was brought to the humane society on July 15, when she was about six
    weeks old. She was rescued from behind the Salvation Army the day before.

    There were signs Koa was intoxicated, and while the cause of her blindness
    hasn’t been confirmed, it’s believed to be the booze that did it.

    This is a clear case of animal abuse, said Steinberg.

    She isn’t aware of similar instances of alcohol poisoning in dogs.

    The people responsible for feeding Koa alcohol haven’t been identified.

    It’s not confirmed if those involved have been cited with animal cruelty
    charges.

    Animal rights supporters have long criticized the level of official animal
    protection in the territory.

    The territory’s Animal Protection Act lacks real power to prevent cruelty
    to animals or to deter owners from harming their pets.

    Steinberg wouldn’t say how stronger legislation might have affected those
    who abused Koa.

    Changes to the act are being drafted now and could be introduced in the
    legislature this fall, said a Community Services spokesperson.

    In May, the territory released a 22-page document listing proposed
    amendments to the act.

    It includes increased penalties for animal abuse and stronger powers for
    enforcement officers.

    Fines for violating the act would increase to $10,000 from $500 and
    maximum jail time would rise to two years from six months.

    To adopt Koa, call the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter at 633-6019.

    The Humane Society wants to remind those who witness incidents of animal
    abuse to immediately report the situation to the city of Whitehorse bylaw
    services or the RCMP, if they’re in a rural area.

    In a glass enclosure at the front of the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, a
    puppy knocks around a rubber toy.

    Back and forth several times, Koa, only 12 weeks old, stops before
    thumping the toy.

    It’s a brief pause, but one other rambunctious puppies wouldn’t need.

    Koa is blind.

    But she wasn’t born that way.

    Koa was rescued last month from a group of people behind the Salvation
    Army offices who were force-feeding her alcohol.

    Shelter workers believe shadows are the best Koa can see, maybe —
    blindness is tough to measure.

    “She has serious vision problems but (the severity) is uncertain right
    now,” said shelter treasurer Sarah Steinberg.

    Otherwise, Koa, a mixed breed, is a healthy, playful dog.

    She’s doing well,” said Steinberg.

    The shelter is looking for a permanent home for Koa, a home that
    understands she will need a little extra attention.

    “Koa has a few special needs, but it’s more about extra attention,” said
    Steinberg.

    “There’s bound to be some extra care, but dogs are smart and they
    compensate.”

    Koa was brought to the humane society on July 15, when she was about six
    weeks old. She was rescued from behind the Salvation Army the day before.

    There were signs Koa was intoxicated, and while the cause of her blindness
    hasn’t been confirmed, it’s believed to be the booze that did it.

    This is a clear case of animal abuse, said Steinberg.

    She isn’t aware of similar instances of alcohol poisoning in dogs.

    The people responsible for feeding Koa alcohol haven’t been identified.

    It’s not confirmed if those involved have been cited with animal cruelty
    charges.

    Animal rights supporters have long criticized the level of official animal
    protection in the territory.

    The territory’s Animal Protection Act lacks real power to prevent cruelty
    to animals or to deter owners from harming their pets.

    Steinberg wouldn’t say how stronger legislation might have affected those
    who abused Koa.

    Changes to the act are being drafted now and could be introduced in the
    legislature this fall, said a Community Services spokesperson.

    In May, the territory released a 22-page document listing proposed
    amendments to the act.

    It includes increased penalties for animal abuse and stronger powers for
    enforcement officers.

    Fines for violating the act would increase to $10,000 from $500 and
    maximum jail time would rise to two years from six months.

    To adopt Koa, call the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter at 633-6019.

    The Humane Society wants to remind those who witness incidents of animal
    abuse to immediately report the situation to the city of Whitehorse bylaw
    services or the RCMP, if they’re in a rural area.

    In a glass enclosure at the front of the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, a
    puppy knocks around a rubber toy.

    Back and forth several times, Koa, only 12 weeks old, stops before
    thumping the toy.

    It’s a brief pause, but one other rambunctious puppies wouldn’t need.

    Koa is blind.

    But she wasn’t born that way.

    Koa was rescued last month from a group of people behind the Salvation
    Army offices who were force-feeding her alcohol.

    Shelter workers believe shadows are the best Koa can see, maybe —
    blindness is tough to measure.

    “She has serious vision problems but (the severity) is uncertain right
    now,” said shelter treasurer Sarah Steinberg.

    Otherwise, Koa, a mixed breed, is a healthy, playful dog.

    She’s doing well,” said Steinberg.

    The shelter is looking for a permanent home for Koa, a home that
    understands she will need a little extra attention.

    “Koa has a few special needs, but it’s more about extra attention,” said
    Steinberg.

    “There’s bound to be some extra care, but dogs are smart and they
    compensate.”

    Koa was brought to the humane society on July 15, when she was about six
    weeks old. She was rescued from behind the Salvation Army the day before.

    There were signs Koa was intoxicated, and while the cause of her blindness
    hasn’t been confirmed, it’s believed to be the booze that did it.

    This is a clear case of animal abuse, said Steinberg.

    She isn’t aware of similar instances of alcohol poisoning in dogs.

    The people responsible for feeding Koa alcohol haven’t been identified.

    It’s not confirmed if those involved have been cited with animal cruelty
    charges.

    Animal rights supporters have long criticized the level of official animal
    protection in the territory.

    The territory’s Animal Protection Act lacks real power to prevent cruelty
    to animals or to deter owners from harming their pets.

    Steinberg wouldn’t say how stronger legislation might have affected those
    who abused Koa.

    Changes to the act are being drafted now and could be introduced in the
    legislature this fall, said a Community Services spokesperson.

    In May, the territory released a 22-page document listing proposed
    amendments to the act.

    It includes increased penalties for animal abuse and stronger powers for
    enforcement officers.

    Fines for violating the act would increase to $10,000 from $500 and
    maximum jail time would rise to two years from six months.

    To adopt Koa, call the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter at 633-6019.

    The Humane Society wants to remind those who witness incidents of animal
    abuse to immediately report the situation to the city of Whitehorse bylaw
    services or the RCMP, if they’re in a rural area.
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    I just don't understand why someone would do this type of thing. I bet that in the end, he will make a great pet for someone. Animals seem more adaptable than humans.

    A while back, there was a dog rescued here in Ottawa who was forced to take in crack smoke. In the end, he was adopted adn while there are problems, I understand he was doing OK
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    poor little thing..
    hope they find who did it.. but most likely wont i'm sure.
    either way.. damage is done.. sad story for sure.. but i bet that puppy will still live a happy life.. if cared for properly. she'll learn to use her ears to navigate alot.. would be interesting to see a follow-up story of the same puppy in a few years. Still don't understand why people on the street can be allowed to keep pets.. beyond me.. i know i know.. freedom etc.. but if they can't properly take care of themselfs, how are they supposed to do it for their pets?!!

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    disgusting, some people are just to stupid :014:


    when i was a kid we got a new dog and didn't realize right away she was blind ( i still bug my mom, the nurse, about not being able to tell ) we kept her and she was an incredible dog. she fell in the pool a couple times but we were always close by to rescue her. her biggest problem was when we were loading or unloading the dishwasher and the door was down, she would bump into it just about every time.

    they don't 'need' their eyes but it is disgusting to think this was caused by ignorance. i would adopt her in a second, except for the long drive. she will still be a loving pet for someone who cares.
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    I would also adopt her in a minute but already having 3 dogs, DH thinks we don't have any more room in our life for another one...

    It's really odd.. I had been dreaming about an abused puppy two days before reading the article.

    I really really hope the pup finds a good home and the people responsible get the help they desperately need.

    Pretty sure it would only be a small amount of money to air freight her to ON?
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