Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Animal Cops


I have become an Animal Cops addict.  

I never used to watch this show--it seemed like the same old, same old to me--but then one night, I sat and watched Animal Cops Miami.  The next night I watched Animal Cops Houston. And Animal Cops New York. Animal Cops Detroit.  

And now I can't seem to watch anything else.  And yes, I cry every single time. 

I think the show is so fascinating because the animal cops find these pitiful animals in such awful condition--and yes, that part is difficult to watch--but then they take these horses, snakes, dogs, and kittens to the humane society and we all root for the animals.  My favorite part of the show is the last five minutes--that's when they show the animals who make it with their new families.  That makes it all worthwhile. 

Where the show is filmed makes a difference, too.  AC Houston always seems to have a lot of horses.  Miami has way too many roosters (cock fights) and alligators.  Detroit has dogs, dogs, dogs.  New York has junkyard dogs.  Everybody has kittens and cats. 

And over and over, I am amazed at the bond between animals--especially dogs--and humans. What a gift they are.  I'll never understand how anyone could starve or mistreat a dog, but I'm always so grateful for those people who take care of them.  

~~Angie 


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Angie, I am the same way, how in the world could any one ever mistreat a dog. This said after I just got back in from putting ice in their water this morning . . .

Kay Day said...

My family likes that show, too. I think we've seen mostly Phoenix and Houston.

But I tend to think it's just the same thing over and over. And it stresses me out a bit. You're right, though. Those last few minutes are the best. I should just have them call me in when it gets to the end, but I guess that wouldn't be the same.

Lisa said...

I've never watched. Too sad.

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm not familiar with this show. But having grown up in Houston it seems really weird that there would be so many horses on that one. I would have thought dogs or cats. But horses?

I guess they're determined to perpetuate the stereotype of Texans in the saddle! Yeehaw.

Or not.

Smilingsal said...

Like Lisa, I've never been able to watch cruelty. For the same reason, though, I can't understand child abuse, wife abuse, etc. I do not watch programs that contain abuse, and I cannot read about it. It hurts. That said, I'm glad that there are such things to watch and read about; with exposure comes relief for the victims.