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Kind-hearted British holidaymakers save Spanish
dog which was chained up and left to die
by spending £1,000 to fly her home

Daily Mail [UK], by Amanda Williams

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 8:09:21 AM

Reduced to skin and bones, without food, water or shelter and with another dead dog chained next to her--this is how animal lovers Chris and Bob Thornton found Noa the German Shepherd. The dog had been tethered to a gate outside a derelict cottage in a remote mountainous region of Spain and left to die. But thanks to the kind-hearted holiday makers, who paid £1,000 to fly her back to their home near Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria, the dog is now back to optimum health. The couple, from the village of Clawthorpe, were on a trek to Mount Sagra with friends

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Start your day with a big "Awww!"

In these grim days we in the US must not lose our caring for small things where we can, whether it be a human, bird, cat, dog or any other living creature in dire need of help through no fault of its own. We need that spark of humanity to keep us going. The payback exceeds the effort many times over.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pomom, 11/16/2012 8:13:51 AM     (No. 9017895)

Blubbering in my coffee on this one. What a beautiful, kind gesture of humanity at it´s best.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/16/2012 8:14:47 AM     (No. 9017899)

Lucky dog!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/16/2012 8:31:01 AM     (No. 9017929)

There are three things that will drive me into a homicidal rage faster than anything else.

Child abuse
Elder abuse
Animal abuse

How a nam or woman treats children, eleders and animals is a direct indication of character. The new owners demonstrated their characted and the original owner should be flayed.

Thes

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cgood, 11/16/2012 8:44:36 AM     (No. 9017958)

We need more stories like this to restore our faith in humanity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/16/2012 9:12:34 AM     (No. 9018030)

The ancestral home of the world´s hispanic population show us their real ´compassion´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: corndoggies, 11/16/2012 9:20:45 AM     (No. 9018052)

My stepdaughter has been telling us of some puppies she knows of. The latest story was the 2 remaining were being left outside at night (Norhern IN) but the mama dog gets to go inside. I told my husband and he said "you have to go get them right now". The Dear Lord in Heaven knows the last thing we needed was more doggies but here they are laying under my desk well fed and warm. Part mastiff so you know they´ll be large. Oh, I´ll let everyone know when we´ll be on Animal Hoarders.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 9:33:09 AM     (No. 9018090)

Well, there´s another one, #4 (see #5)! Warms you up, doesn´t it?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 9:33:49 AM     (No. 9018092)

Ack! Sorry, should be #6 is another great story.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ishouldknowbetter, 11/16/2012 9:39:59 AM     (No. 9018102)

It makes me furious to hear of animal abuse. I´m glad this dog is now safe and happy.
Last week I saw a story from Cheyenne Wyoming about 28 neglected and abused Shih Tzus being turned in to a shelter after their owner was taken to a hospital. People are on a waiting list to adopt them, but that can´t happen unless the owner signs a release after being released from the hospital. My wife and I had to fight the urge to try to adopt one, but we can´t take on another dog. Our Shih Tzu is old and blind and with our arthritis it´s all we can do to carry her around and meet her needs for whatever time she has left. We´re afraid to take on another dog that would most likely live longer than we will.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/16/2012 9:40:01 AM     (No. 9018103)

Come on #5 . . . the number of compassionless dog abusers that come from non-hispanic tribes might surprise you.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 11/16/2012 9:54:59 AM     (No. 9018155)

Love this story! Great way to start the day.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/16/2012 10:05:26 AM     (No. 9018192)

#3 - I´m right there with you. One of my fears is that an act will be perpetrated in front of me and I take action.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 11/16/2012 10:08:24 AM     (No. 9018205)

#5 go jump in the lake. One of the most compassionate,Christian person I knew
was a Hispanic woman named Maria. and the
most hateful,toward animals was a Scots-Irishman.. Stuff it..

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/16/2012 12:25:10 PM     (No. 9018598)

For those who might be taken in by the ASPCA and US Humane Society ads for donations - please re-consider donating to these huge national orgnaizations who have large staffs with nice salaries and do no actual hands on work rescuing animals.

Instead, seriously consider local shelters or rescue groups. They do more bang with your buck and you can actually see what they are doing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/16/2012 1:34:16 PM     (No. 9018769)

Excuse me #13, but simply because you knew ONE person does not mean they all are.
It appears to me that cultures that do not relish life act this way. I said the same thing about the 15,000 elderly people who died in the heat wave in France a few years back and the children would not return from holiday to pick up the bodies. They sat in hallways, rotting.
I live near Philly; we all were appalled by the Eagles taking Vick. BUT in his culture(Boy, I sure do miss the AMERICAN culture) dog fighting is common.
I feel the same way about democrats who will support the kiling of innocent babies.

Finally, guess what? Southern Cultures venerate DEATH. Go look it up and come back and tell me how your friend was an outlier.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: shepsmum, 11/16/2012 1:35:59 PM     (No. 9018774)

Stupid people. If they didn´t want the dog(s), why get one in the first place? And if they were going to abandon it, why not give it away or at least send him to a shelter? Or at the VERY least, leave him without having him tied up so he would at least be able to get water and maybe hunt for food.

My soon to be 15 year old guy is from the shelter. Best thing I´ve ever done.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: noddy, 11/16/2012 2:23:26 PM     (No. 9018888)

I´m right there with you #3. First I get angry, then my stomach gets turned in knots. Not only that, I simply do not understand what is inside a person to make them torture the frail. Thank goodness these kind-hearted animal lovers were there. What a nice thing to do.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99, 11/16/2012 2:41:01 PM     (No. 9018918)

The Spanish invented and love bullfighting where the animal is taunted and tortured to a slow death. Also, if you want to know more about how dogs are treated there, Google what they do to their greyhounds when they are no longer winning races. It will make you sick.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/16/2012 6:27:19 PM     (No. 9019376)

Awe. Please note it was a Brit that saved the dog.

My pet showed up in my yard and adopted me.
A gift from G-d.

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