Having worked for the SPCA for 4 years I dunno if I would applaude the pup. Sometimes death is better than living all your life in a shelter. And trust me, not every dog finds a good home to go to when in a shelter. Fact of life. Animals are culled all the time in different fields like it or not. Anyways, maybe I should stop now before the raving animal activists come banging down my door!