When the owner of two fluffy senior dogs (Cosmo, a Lab mix and Sam, a pointer) brought his pets to the vets in Indiana to have them euthanised, he explained that it was because they no longer fit into the changes occurring in his life.
By, 8 Sep 2019
Having owned the dog for 10 years, the owner decided that instead of finding a new home for his dogs, or putting them up for adoption in a shelter, ‘convenience euthanasia’ was the answer – so that he would no longer have to take care of them. ‘Convenience euthanasia’ is when an owner wants to put down their dogs since they no longer fit into their lives. Rather than seeing their dogs as part of the family, they see them as property to be owned and discarded when no longer convenient. After moving in with his girlfriend, who is allergic to dogs, the owner decided he had no place for Cosmo and Sam anymore.
Luckily, when Cosmo and Sam were brought to the vets by their owner, the vets refused to euthanise them, since they were both happy and healthy. The vets knew that both dogs would be a cause for delight in a new forever home. The vets reached out to Begin Again Rescue, a shelter where they could put Cosmo and Sam up for adoption.
Penny Emerson, president of Begin Again Rescue, told The (Northwest Indiana) Times, “Apparently there was a change in his life plans, and they weren’t a part of that. It was really sad."
A Forever Home
It was a bit difficult to find them a new forever home, since they were a senior, bonded pair – but luckily, Peoples Animal Welfare Society in Tinley Park, Illinois decided to take up the pair and found them a forever home with Eric and Tiffany Dybas who instantly fell in love with the duo, and decided to adopt them!
We’re so glad that Cosmo and Sam have found a new home and owners who cherish them!