A Massachusetts couple boating on a lake drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their dog, who survived.
Sadie was taken to the local municipal shelter and is supposed to be given to a family member, according to WaPo.
While I am not implying that every pet in a shelter today is there because she was loved so much that the owners gave their lives trying to help her, I am saying that this is Sadie’s story. And to my mind, it’s not a stretch to believe that some of the other pets in shelters right now also had people who loved them very much. They weren’t dumped, they aren’t damaged goods, and we should not smear the unknown people who brought them there for reasons unknown to us.