Every day, hundreds of cars flood the highways across the United States. Whether people are running an errand, giving a carpool or going to or from work, the highway always has a car driving on it.
One woman was driving on a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, particularly one of Atlanta’s busiest highways, when she found a surprising sight.
Two dogs were left abandoned on the side of the highway road, dirty and lost.
The noble woman saw the danger the dogs were in, being confused and alone next to speeding cars on a busy highway. Concerned for their safety, she rescued them from the side of the road.
The dogs had no microchips or tags. From their behavior and appearance, the woman realized that the dogs had been raised in an unhealthy home.
How could someone be so heartless to dump two innocent dogs?
The Atlanta woman felt the same way, and let her thoughts be known in a passionate Craigslist rant discussing the incident.
Rather than your typical item sale or missed connection post, the woman posted specifically in the “Pets” category and let the two dogs’ former owners have a piece of her mind.
Below is a screenshot of what she wrote:
The Craigslist post reads:
You aren’t looking for them, but I found your two dogs.
Sigh. No one is looking for these guys. And I see why. They hump everything in sight, try to dominate our old doggies, try to eat our cats and pee on everything and bark at everything. Neurotic, lick constantly. They know no commands, either in English or Spanish. They are aggressive and probably lived in a puppy mill. You dumped them, probably, and we picked them up before they were killed by traffic. Unneutered, no tags, under 1 year old small males. I hate you, person who dumped these dogs. There are no lost ads on phone poles, no lost ad on Craig’s list, no lost ad in the paper. We put signs up all over, put a found notice in at the local pounds and if you were looking for these filthy little ragamuffins, you would have found them. We are afraid to take them to the pound because under stress, your dogs were snappy and horribly afraid and dogs are judged by temperament for adoption placement. They would not have passed that test. However…..
They are, under their filth, mats and horrible habits, adorable. They have learned “Quiet,” “Come,” “Sit.” They have stopped being so neurotic and we have broken most of their bad habits in just a few days. They are smart and sweet and are looking for guidance and WANT to be good little dogs. One is a purebred little white and buff guy with an under bite, the other is a brown little dog that looks almost exactly like a miniature version of a larger breed dog. They know each other and were obviously (by the same bad habits) raised (poorly) together. We will get them neutered, train them and get them into a good, loving home with people who use the brains God gave them.
If these are your dogs, come on by, I’d like to kick your ass.
While I don’t condone violence against anyone, I think we can all understand the woman’s anger. Dogs are products of their owners and environments. With the right love and care, they can be amazing family members.
Thankfully, these two dogs have earned a new lease on life. The two will be cared for and trained before being placed in loving homes.
Let this be a lesson to anyone thinking of abandoning their pets – there are other ways to safely rehome your pet, rather than leaving them on the side of the street.