We had to help Jill (who's in the photos with her brother Jack)
to the Rainbow Bridge Thursday, July 23, 2015
Jilly, your brother Jack and all of us will miss you forever, sweet Jilly.
Pat Arnold was able to rescue Jack and Jill, who were born deaf and barely able to see, because Pat just happened to be at Morton Clinic in early 2003 when a "Double-Meryl Breeder" brought the two pups in to be euthanized. Pat stepped up and said, "I'll take them."
Although Jill (along with her brother Jack) have enjoyed a long and wonderful life here at Straydog, the breeders generally simply put down their deaf and blind pups because they're "worthless" to them. This practice has to be changed. If a breeder wants to breed two Meryl Australian Shepherds to get a very valuable Meryl Australian Shepherd, that breeder must provide a decent life for ALL the precious offspring, one or more of whom will be deaf and partially blind. ... We don't go and kill them because we can't sell them! Jack, Jill's brother, is going to continue to have a wonderful life at Straydog.