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DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY KNOW?

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When I was a teenager, I often found myself either bringing home stray dogs or actually being followed home by dogs. This was in the 1980’s when stray dogs were abundant in The Bronx. I would often keep the dog a few days – mother permitting – to keep it out of the shelter and from possibly being euthanized and try to find them homes.

Back then I wasn’t too successful in homing these wonderful dogs, all of which I wanted to keep. So I would call, what I believe was, the ASPCA (although to tell you the truth I can’t honestly remember) and then a truck would show up with a big burley guy who would collect the doggy and be on his way. Back then I just instinctively knew what to do. Then the 90’s rolled around. There weren’t as many strays on the streets and I was growing into adulthood so there were really no strays that came through my doors during this time. In 2010, there is suddenly a proliferation of unleashed, unaccompanied dogs on the streets and the things I think I NEED to do don’t work so it begs the question – What do you do if you find a dog? Continue Reading »