Anonymous asked: Hello, while out on a walk I came across remains of a dog that was wrapped in a tarp and dumped. I did pick up what bones were present and am currently debating on if I want to clean them up and keep them or take them somewhere to bury them. It's VERY upsetting and angering to me to find someones pet this way. How would you deal with a situation like this? Would you keep the remains or lay them to rest? How would you deal with it emotionally (if applicable)?
Sadly i found something very similar recently - some bones peaking through grass and scraps of plastic near the road. (and this isn’t the first time)
I began digging around to see what the hell was going on and found the remains of what appears to be a young german shepherd, judging by the fur. It had been there a long while, the bones left in the ground are a deep reddish brown. Scavengers had ripped open the black, plastic garbage sack the dog had been dumped in. On closer inspection the only ‘damage’ i found seemed to be to the face, the bottom jaw was completely snapped off in front - i have NO idea how a dog would get that kind of injury.
I took it all home and mourned that poor dogs life for quite few days - the ability for people to treat living animals as ‘things’ has always baffled me.
In the end i decided this poor dog deserves to be remembered, so i cleaned and kept many of the bones.
I talk to it daily and pat its jar saying ‘good dog’ - silly things to comfort myself? perhaps - but maybe the spirit of the dog lingered in those bones. If so i want it to know it’s life was important, it had value, it was a beautiful creature and deserves love and affection.