The dog catcher

When I was a wee lad…The dog catcher was a fixture in our city. A truck that drove around catching stray dogs and taking them to the dog pound. I don’t even think they have dog catchers or dog pounds anymore, they have “Animal Control” or “shelters”. Back then it was just some guy who drove up and hooked the dog around the neck and jammed them in his truck. If no one claimed then in three days they unfortunately killed them.


Our councils still have them. They are basically called Rangers but deal with stray animals and other council matters. I had a big outside cat who wouldn’t wear her collar and always worried she’d get picked up but never happened. Out here the animal shelter they used was called the pound and you could go there and rescue animals before they got put down.

So sad.


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