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From Rosy Cozart

By Staff | Mar 17, 2010

A letter to help people realize that a pet is a forever commitment,not an inconvenience. Think about the next 15+ years before you just have to have that cute little puppy, and before you breed:

“I Adopted Your Dog Today”

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I adopted your dog today .

The one you left at the pound.

The one you had for seven years and no longer wanted around.

I adopted your dog today.

Do you know he’s lost weight?

Do you know he’s scared and depressed and has lost all faith?

I adopted your dog today.

he had fleas and a cold, but don’t worry none.

You’ve unburdened your load.

Were you having a baby or moving away?

Did you suddenly develop allergies or was there no reason he couldn’t stay?

He doesn’t play or eat much.

He’s very depressed, but he will learn again to trust.

And here he will stay.

He’s found his forever home and a warm bed on which to lay.

And I will give him all that he could need-patience, love, security, and understanding.

Hopefully he will forget your selfish deed.


Rosy Cozart, director

Wetzel County Animal Shelter