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  Locked In and Left Behind
by Mr. Ed
Friday, November 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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As I Head Out On Another Call,

My Heart Breaks For Them All

ďThere was one dead dog,

And one live dog;

And he was just bones,

Covered with ragged skin.Ē

A Real Estate Agent

Itís bad enough we dump them on streets

People like me, round them up, all the time

But it is atrocious, that we also lock them up

Inside foreclosed homes Ė a truly hideous crime

Far too many real estate agents and contractors

Are still finding starving and dead, dogs and cats

Many of them, locked in and left behind, for months

In dire times, we lose our compassion Ė a cold hard fact

And far too many of these once cherished pets, are old

They gave all their love and loyalty to us, for many years

Now, we donít even bother attempting to find them homes

And far too many of us doing animal rescue, shed many tears

A real estate agent I know, just found two dogs inside a house

One had already perished, the other was now a walking skeleton

A contractor I know, found an emaciated mother cat with kittens

Five of her six starving offspring, dead before their lives had begun

And the animal shelters all across America, are now all overflowing

With sick, elderly, starving, locked in and left behind, once loved pets

Most experts are predicting our economy wonít rebound for a long time

And people like me in animal rescue know we havenít seen the worst yet

The month of November has been designated ĎAdopt a Senior Petí Month

There are so many pets today that are in dire need of a compassionate friend

Please consider making a donation to your local shelter, or adopting an animal

Please help those of us who still care about them, bring their suffering to an end

If you suspect there are locked in pets,

In any foreclosed property near you,

Please assist us, in getting them out;

We believe itís the right thing to do.

And please consider helping out a Milwaukee Shelter,

Which has rescued over 5,000 left behind dogs and cats;

Iíve posted their plea for assistance, in the Articles Section,

Their Campaign ĎSpokespersoní is Daniel, The Polydactyl Cat.

©November 2011, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 11/7/2011
My place is home to 3 rescued dogs, 4 rescued cats, 13 rescued goats and a rescued donkey. Many of my friends have similar households.

My hat is off to all the marvellous people out there who take the time to help these poor animals. Of course there are not enough of us to go around. The problem is worldwide but every little helps and if we can save just some of these loyal, loving creatures it is worth the effort.

The human race needs educating. Some people think that animals have no feeling of pain or misery. Some just think it doesn't matter how we treat them. All of these people are incredibly ignorant, cruel and completely selfish. They can't even look after each other!
I'd like to see them treated the same way. Punish them like for like. I bet people would be much more careful with the other species of this planet if that were the case.

I have to say that when things like this happen, it makes me ashamed of our race.

Okay, rant over - Good writing Mr Ed. xxx

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/5/2011
i wish for this photo & your poem to make headline news!
deeply disturbing reality...
be well, mr. ed.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/5/2011
i remain so saddened by the often callous behavior of the human race
Reviewed by jude forese 11/5/2011
a noble campaign for such a tragic state of affairs ...

my friend recently adopted a dog ... so far so good ... unfortunately, i can't have a dog ... dogs not allowed in my coop ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/4/2011
It shouldn't happen to a dog (or anyone else)! Tragic!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/4/2011
Your poetry is a door to open hearts, to expand understanding.
Dogs have been my best friends my whole life, and with undying devotion I will help too.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 11/4/2011
Sooo Many Tears!!
Shed for this kind of shame!!!

Blessings for all You do ~Mr.Ed~

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/4/2011
They know who the son of a bitch is. Throw the bastard in JAIL for a REAL LONG TIME!!!!!!! Patrick
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/4/2011
hard to fathom
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/4/2011
that pic makes me want to see humanity destroyed!Too much evil in this world it has to end soon...stay well Bro!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/4/2011
This and others should be in big pictures on the very front page of every newspaper every day, for it says more to what's important in this world then any other story. Bless you! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/4/2011
We can't look away,(though it hurts to see) It MUST take ALL of us to do something..adopt, foster, donate money or food..we can NOT let this happen, it is not ok..gosh Ed I commend you!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/4/2011
I don't know how you do it Ed- but I know why.
I don't feel like saying "God help us."
But I do feel like saying "God help them."

Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/4/2011
it's very difficult to look at this picture
and to read your words..i don't like cursing
people, it usually doesn't serve any moral or
practical purpose but when i see this i'm sorely tempted.

Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/4/2011
Truly a deeply touching write as it breaks ones heart how animal abuse has grown like domestic abuse very sad indeed Laura
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/4/2011
That poor little guy, how can people be so cruel...better to just drop him off at a shelter than to leave him to starve...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/4/2011
OMG! Instant tears and heartache when I saw this precious soul!!!! How can human beings be so cruel!!!! Thanks for being you, Ed!


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