Boss and I paid a visit to the Angus SSPCA rescue and rehoming centre on Friday. On one level it was great to see the work that the SSPCA does in rescuing animals from neglect and abuse, but heartbreaking to hear about some of the suffering that animals are put through by their owners.
One owner had a got a friend to hold his dog whilst he shot it thirteen times in the head with an air rifle in a bid to kill it. The dog survived and is back to full health thanks to the SSPCA who are also seeking to have the owner prosecuted for his actions. If found guilty, I hope the judicial system dishes out a sentence that reflects the pain and suffering of the dog, as well as the cost in time and money to the SSPCA who rescued it (though I doubt it to be honest).
I miss having a dog and given the travelling I do, it would be unfair to have one at the moment, but I'll be more likely to give a home to a rescue dog when I do get one.
Boss and I were so impressed with the work of the SSPCA that we gave a £50 donation to assist with their work.
If you're thinking of getting a pet, please think about giving a rescue animal a second chance.