They Put me to sleep today,
Because you didn’t treat me right,

They put me to sleep today,
Because you didn’t teach me right,

They put me to sleep today,
Because I was afraid and decided to fight back.

They put me to sleep today,
Cause instead of a good dog, you gave me a kick.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you always said what a Bad dog I was.

They put me to sleep today,
Because I couldn’t think of anyone as nice.

They put me to sleep today,
Because I just had to bite.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you just weren’t nice.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you beat me when I barked.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you wouldn’t feed me all the time.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you yelled at me for being a dog.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you thought I was an object not a living breathing creature,

They put me to sleep today,
Because I had to defend myself from everyone.

They put me to sleep today,
Because you were a Monster.

They put me to sleep today,
Why don’t they put you to sleep instead?

Written for Jessie, The Yellow Lab Mix we had to put down on July 27th 2009, He was 2 years old and one of the first pups I rescued. He was beaten, kicked, Starved and abused by his owner to the point where when he reached us he was deemed a dangerous dog and would live out his life in rescue as we are a NO KILL Shelter. On July 20th Jessie attacked and Maimed the Head of the Rescue and a handler. It was discussed at great lengths and the decision was Made to put Jessie to sleep for the better of all including Jessie. Jessie was 11 months old when he came to us and adopted from us at 3 months of age. The Irreversible Damage to his psyche was done in just a few short Months. Bless Jessie’s soul and watch over him for me at the Rainbow Bridge and pray he is no longer fearful now that he is free from his worldly hurt.

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This was shared with me by a dear friend, Margaret and written by a rescuer as a tribute.  Unfortunately she didn’t know the name of the rescuer or I would gladly attribute this to them.  My heart breaks reading these words and I wish that the abuser, this one and all of them, could pay just a fraction of the price these precious babies pay because of what’s done to them!  They are the monsters!

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