Just so. Saves me the trouble of finding someone to rough this guy up.
His BS excuse:
“Having trained, professional, well-equipped people saying it’s too risky to go up there to get a dog out of there, I couldn’t see the responsibility or how it would make sense for me to get untrained, unequipped, not professional people to go risk their lives to get the dog,” Ortolani said at a news conference on Sunday.
And yet, thats exactly how the dog was rescued. The rescuers retort:
“I just don’t think that his actions have shown that he is a responsible dog owner,” Scott Washburn said. “We understand that he had to leave her there. My wife and I did the same thing. But we ended up going back for her, and we went to some pretty extreme lengths to do so. In my opinion, that is not a responsible dog owner, who doesn’t really care about her.”
I can understand having to leave the dog behind. I really do. But what is utterly beyond redemption is that this guy’s efforts to retrieve his dog did not extend past a few phone calls. Dude, I could be anesthetized, lobotomized, and deep-frozen and you would still have to break my legs to keep me from gearing up, shanghaiing some friends, making every superhuman effort possible and
try to retrieve. my. dog.
This isn’t over. This guy needs to be on some sorta blacklist where if anyone ever sees him with a dog he gets a ride in the back of a police car.