This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Effects Of Resuce Shelters From A Dog's Perspective

1593 words - 6 pages

A man walks through the door of the building pulling a reluctant mass attached to a leash; as he nears, it becomes clear that the ‘mass’ is really a dog! The dog is a mixed-breed of some sort, trembling with his tail poised stiffly between his legs and his overgrown claws scrapping against the unfamiliar tile floor as he tries to gain footing on its slippery surface. The man appears unmoved by his dog’s display of disorientation and simply pulls harder on the leash to drag him along grudgingly on the slick surface of the floor.
The woman behind the counter forces a smile toward the approaching man, already prepared for what is about to conspire. Unfortunately, she has seen this many times and is all too familiar with the procedures on admitting a dog into the rescue shelter.
The man looks to the woman and smiles, “Hi! I am here to drop off my dog, Diesel.”
“Great!” the women replies back to the man, straining her voice to sound enthusiastic. “I’ll just have to ask you a few questions and we’ll get started on the paper work. It should only take a few minutes. First off, do you know how old your dog is?”
“Oh, yeah!” the man answered, “I have had Diesel since he was a pup! Let’s see, he’ll be almost ten this year I should think.”
The woman looks down and the grey muzzled dog as he looks pleadingly up at her, shivering and confused. She knows that the chances of a family being interested in a dog so much older is rare and that his chances for re-adoption are slim.
They go through the paperwork together and within minutes, Diesel is ready to be escorted to the shelter clinic. In the clinic he will be poked and prodded by the shelter vet to test for various ailments and to administer proper immunizations. A ‘fun’ procedure for a dog that is already trembling and mystified.
“Ok! It looks like he’s ready to go!” the woman tells the man as she walks around the counter to take the leash from the man’s hand. “I can give you some time to say good-bye.”
“See ya Diesel! Good luck boy!” The man says seemingly cheerfully as he scratches his head and turns to head out the door.
The woman begins to walk Diesel back to the veterinary clinic when the man hollers out to her, “Oh shoot, wait!” She turns around smiling, hoping that the man was just trying to appear brave and really wanted to have a tearful good-bye with his loyal companion that had stood by him for the last ten years. “I almost forgot! I’ll need that leash back for our new puppy.”
“Oh, of course,” the woman stutters, caught off guard by what she just heard. She unclasps the leash and hands it back to the man.
Crafting a make-shift noose from one of the shelter leashes, she slips it over Diesel’s head. All the while, Diesel is preoccupied staring back at his owner’s vanishing silhouette as he leaves through the door.
Unfortunately, this story is not one of fiction, it actually occurred at our local animal shelter one day while I was volunteering there. Sadly, this story is not...

Find Another Essay On The Effects of Resuce Shelters - From a Dog's Perspective

The Wrongs Of Child Pornography From A Christian Perspective

3183 words - 13 pages back up. Whether it be just a kind word from somebody or a helpful action by somebody else. To me this is evidence that there is somebody out there who cares about all of us and does not want to see any of us getting hurt or in trouble. These are the reasons that I have chosen to become a Christian theist and the reason that I chose the viewpoint that I did on the issue of pornography.There are a number of moral knowledge and moral value theories

The Values of American Society (from a fast food perspective)

1319 words - 5 pages media in particular, and will discuss and analyze how each of the previously mentioned values is portrayed in that area.Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, mentions that one of the traits most valued by fast food franchises and their customers is conformity. This stems from the customers' preference for the familiar and their reluctance to try the unknown. To a customer, nothing is more important than knowing that the Big Mac he buys

The Discovery of America: From A Different Perspective

723 words - 3 pages There I was, hiding away in the farthest corner of the hold. We had been sailing for about a month. We set sail on the third of August, in the year fourteen hundred and ninety two. There were about one hundred men, and fifty of us rats, on board all three of the ships. The ships were named the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. I was on the biggest one, the Santa Maria. About six days later, we stopped in the Canary Islands. We stocked

Alternate Perspective: A Critical Comparison from the Narrative Perspective

883 words - 4 pages will illustrate the events of a story from their own personal perspective. As one can imagine, a story is vastly influenced by the narrator that tells it. Details, opinions, even whole events are included or left out at the discretion of the individual or individuals sharing it. A brilliant example of the power narration holds lies when comparing Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, a film based off of

origin of religion from a psychological perspective

788 words - 4 pages To answer the question of why religion exists is a very daunting task, and without a doubt any theory will be controversial. I chose to examine this question from a purely psychological and scientific perspective. It is argued that humans may be genetically predisposed to be religious behavior, or that we are simply reacting to our environment. Religion may even exist because of the human desire to pursue happiness. All three of these

From a homini's perspective

826 words - 4 pages I had just found a thick, juicy lizard under a rock when I heard a loud rustling nearby. I quickly climbed into the nearest tree and sat on a tall branch to observe the intruder. It resembled my kind, Australopithecus afarensis, but it was way too tall to be one of us. After examining it for a longer period of time whilst it tried to harvest fruit from a tall branch, clearly incapable of climbing as efficiently as us, I realized it was a Homo

The Management of Wasiyyah from Islamic Perspective

2486 words - 10 pages The Management of Wasiyyah from Islamic Perspective 1.0 Introduction Wasiyyah(wills) from the word of ‘wassa’ which means to order, advise, promise or give away property after death. According to Shafie scholars, it is originated from the adjective of “wassa” which means connecting or delivering. In other words, it connects or delivers someone good act during his lifetime to be rewarded later after his death. Plus, Syafie Scholars also stated

A Diary from the Hawaiian woman's perspective at the time of Hawaiian annexation

1307 words - 5 pages The Diary of a Hawaiian Girl "Heaven"Aloha! Today is March 30, 1940.I am Leilani Kamehamela, was born on June 10, 1877 in Napili, Maui. My name means "Heaven" or "Sky," and perhaps this is one of the main reasons I am in love with the island I live on. I can always see the beautiful blue sky reflecting in the ocean, heavenly! I live on the west side of the island, opposite from our beautiful green giants Maukas (Mountains). Jjust by looking at

The stage of Maturation in Araby & A&P from the author's perspective

1076 words - 5 pages When comparing the views of both James Joyce and John Updike on maturation from adolescence to adulthood it will be important to continually compare two of their similar works in Joyce’s “Araby” and Updike’s “A&P”. James Joyce and John Updike follow similar views with the latter using Joyce as a foundation and following in similar footsteps; both authors follow a process of maturation based on the allure of love, while doing it at different

Explore the opening of Miss Julie from a socialist perspective - Year 13 - Essay

503 words - 3 pages Explore the opening of Miss Julie from a socialist perspective There is a clear class divide set up by Strindberg in the opening few pages between the poor and the rich. The poor are the working class who are working in the kitchen for the rich. Also, the grand entrance of Jean suggests there may be an element of sexism and misogyny. Firstly, as I previously mentioned, a class divide is immediately created between the upper and working class

How does the ‘social model of disability’ differ from a ‘medical perspective’?

1090 words - 5 pages considered common sense to regard impairment as misfortune. (Cameron 2014) Micheline Mason identifies the influence of the medical model of disability as having a role in the oppression of all people, both disabled and non-disabled. The removal of people identified as having significant impairments from the mainstream of social life, as well as being oppressive to people with impairments themselves, has rendered impairment a subject of fear and

Similar Essays

Understanding The Effects Of Rescue Shelters From A Dog's Perspective

2219 words - 9 pages subsequently returned (89.7%) are given back as a result of undesirable behaviors. Canines acquired from rescue shelters were cited as demonstrating a variety of behavior problems; the most commonly reported behavior problem was fearfulness (Wells & Hepper, 2000). The prevalence of social fear was also highly evident among animals adopted from pet stores. Perhaps, the period of time spent in captivity and the restrictive caged environments

The Importance Of A Dog's Weight

1848 words - 7 pages The Importance of a Dog’s Weight Dogs, also known as canines, can be traced back to the beginning of mankind. The word ‘canine’ is derived from the Latin word ‘canis’. Dogs have evolved from wolves and have become man’s best friend. Although dogs have changed very little over time, studies and researchers have proved that maintaining a dog’s health is more difficult now than in the centuries before. One of the most important health factors for

The Importance Of Fallout Shelters Essay

1493 words - 6 pages A fallout shelter is a shelter that was used in a time of need. From 1947 to 1991, fallout shelters were a big hit during the Cold war. The fallout shelter represents the atomic age and how families got through nuclear attacks. A lot was contributed in the making of these shelters, and they kept families together. Time and effort to keep America safe is what made these shelters important to American History. Not only are the fallout shelters a

The Issue Of Female Circumcision From A Medical Anthropology Perspective

1106 words - 5 pages practice is done in a variety of cultural and ethnic groups (Toubia 1994,712). In order for change to occur, the practice must be understood from the culture it happens in. Once the problem is understood from that perspective, then the most appropriate and effective solutions can be suggested. The age at which a circumcision is preformed on a female varies. Female Circumcisions are normally preformed on girls between the ages of 4 and 10 years of age