Metro Animal Control, Rescue Group Disagree Over Dog
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Local animals control officers said the problem of people feeding stray dogs but not giving them the proper vaccination or care is on the rise. One dog may soon need to be put down as a result.
The dog supporters have named Blind Baby is currently being housed at the Metro Animal Control facility, and a media campaign has started to have the dog released by Metro Animal Control so that they can give her a chance to live.
"The dog was picked up on the 16th late afternoon in response to a phone call from someone who lives in the apartments. They asked us to come because it looked sick," said Judy Ladebauche, with Metro Animal Control.
Blind Baby was first thought to have been put down by the Metro Animal Control Shelter, but is now at the center of a social media campaign
"I think this poor girl-- she's blind-- yes and might have distemper and I feel like she deserves a second chance," said Leslie Rouffe.
Rouffe said she wants to foster Blind Baby herself, but Metro Animal Control said the animal is too sick to be released.
"There's a great effort now to save this dog-- we all understand but we wish the efforts came before the dog was in this condition," said Ladebauche,
Metro Animal Control says the stray has gone too long without care and euthanasia will end her suffering.
"We certainly don't enjoy euthanasia as a reality, but euthanasia is a reality and there are way worse things than a humane death," Ladebauche,
But rescue groups say they plan to fight it all the way.
"We want to give her a foster home. We want to see if she can be cured, why not relinquish her. I don't understand," said Rouffe.
Officials at Metro Animal Control said they have been getting harassed with calls about the Blind Baby.