He Brought His Dogs To Be Euthanized As His Girlfriend Has Allergic To Dogs

Dogs teach us so many things, like how to love unconditionally and be loyal. A dog would never leave a member of his pack behind or desert them for any reason. However, some humans don’t think twice about abandoning or euthanizing their pet.

A heartbreaking story surfaced about a man in Indiana that brought his two senior dogs, Cosmo a lab-mix and Sam a pointer, to the vet to be euthanized. Both dogs were happy and healthy. The dogs had lived with the man for 10 years, but he was now abandoning them. The reason he gave was he was moving in with his girlfriend and she was allergic to the dogs. So instead of going to a shelter to surrender the dogs, he thought “convenience euthanasia” was the answer.

Convenience euthanasia is when an owner brings in their healthy pet to be euthanized because they no longer fit in their lives. Penny Emerson, president of Begin Again Rescue Co, told The (Northwest Indiana) Times, “Apparently there was a change in his life plans, and they weren’t a part of that. It was really sad.”

Thankfully, the vet and staff did not euthanize Cosmo or Sam. “None of us want to end a pet’s life unless it is to prevent suffering,” stated the vet. Instead they reached out to Begin Again Rescue who took the dogs in and put them up for adoption. Since the senior pair were bonded, it was difficult to find a forever home.