You know, with all the abuse and neglect in the world, people feel they can do things like this. If punishment is not given to people for abandoning their pets, or mistreating their pets, this will continue. I know dogs re not humans, but when you get one, you are there to take care of it for it's entire life, and if you cannot, then you should try to find a home for them. They make it too damn easy to just drop a dog off at a shelter, and not think twice about it. I think it should be harder than that, but if there were not any shelters, the dogs would be running the streets.
It is all a vicious circle that is never ending, and the best we can do is to try and find them new homes that will love them. You have people like Chesterpal that wants one, but is just missing out by minutes or hours, and that makes me sad. Julee with Reagan has not posted in a bit, but she just adopted a LD from a shelter too. I was so happy to help her get Snickers.