"The Louisa shelter took in 70 dogs in January. Twenty-two, or 31 percent, were abandoned hunting dogs. They are classified that way because of the telltale signs -- breed, collar marks, a skinny frame or perhaps a tattoo. Most of the beagles and hounds are older, but some are young pups afraid of loud noises such as gunfire."hokieman said:A quote from a person who read this same article and he explains it also.
if I were an anti and I were going to try and get some negative exposure against hunters related to the discarded dogs, I'd do so where more people that don't hunt are going to see them. Bigger, more urban communities."
Dogs showing up in areas like that where there is very little hunting, certainly gives at least a clue that the dog was transported to those places for some other reason besides hunting. That's all I am saying.
A collar-less walker walking around in Lynnhaven vrs. a bean field around Amelia CH. Get the picture?
It happens like clockwork.
Every January, a week or so after deer-hunting season has ended, beagles and tri-colored hounds show up at landfills scrounging for food. They rummage through backyard trash cans hoping to find a morsel.
Evidence, Counts said, suggests that most of these lost canines were once hunting dogs, cut loose by their owners because they no longer serve a purpose -- too old, too slow or just unwilling to hunt.
I couldn't agree more :thumbsup:Aythya said:Does it bother anyone else that all hunting dogs are being judged by the action of the deer hunters? I never see any articles about those pesky waterfowl labs roaming the streets, or the wayward bird dogs showing up at the landfills. And to go a step further, it seems like all hunters are judged by John Q. Public based on the actions of deer hunters alone.
I have had hunting dogs all my life (labs and bird dogs: setters, spaniels, pointers) and have never had a problem with them roaming the County. I would hate to see a blanket law/ordinance/whatever placed on all dogs or all hunting dogs (if such a category could be proven) based solely on the actions of the deer hunters.