It is not at all nice when you see this happening. You walk down the street and what do you see? You see a stray dog limping all by itself with nothing and no-one to take care of its pain and sorrow. Typically brave and soldierly, it carries its heavy burden as best as it can. Its fur is matted and its tongue lolls left to right, almost down to the ground. When you saw this, you may have had sorrow in your own heart. Perhaps you were too preoccupied to do much about this tragic looking situation.
Perhaps you were walking your own dog down the road that evening. But you could still do something about this. Fair enough that you do not have space in your own heart and home at this time. And then you always have your mobile with you when you take your best pal out for its evening walk. This is to cater for emergencies. This is an emergency. A suffering stray dog obviously in great pain. The fact that it is able to find scraps to eat from bins filled to the brim to tie it over for another day is not up for consideration.
The least you could do at this desperate time is to give a dog its bone. You are going to need to phone the authorities. If that is what it takes to put the poor creature out of its misery then so be it. If that is how it must be, a merciful and quick death, then so be it. But you never know. Perhaps there is someone out there who desperately wants a dog of her own. In the meantime, you are always able to take care of your own pal.
Thank god for that. You feed it regular and healthy meals. You take it to the vet on time throughout the year. You also allow the vet to fit it with a dog brace every now and then whenever it is injured. And you never see your dog limping. Ever.