No Bad Dogs, Only Bad Dog Owners
How awful. I'm sure you heard about this story. Thankfully, it has a happy ending, Joey's vet adopted him and he is recovering nicely. People donated thousands of dollars to pay for his care. While we have people who do things like throw a puppy out of a window of a moving car, we also have people who donate money to take care of that poor wounded animal.
I agree with you about the responsibility angle but I think there is a strong animus in our culture that everything is disposable and replaceable, people, pets, iphones etc. I guess that just makes it easier to shirk one's responsibilities.