In North Dakota there are no animal cruelty laws.
A friend of mine showed me an online ad someone about 2hrs away from my house posted. A puppy had wandered onto their farm and they said if no one picked it up by the 16th they were shooting it because they didnt want it.
Its a perfectly good, healthy, friendly, sweet puppy. I immediately called the person and arranged pick up. They said I had to be there by 8am the following day. I got up at 4:30 and drove my butt there as fast as I could to pick the pup up. We cant keep him (he is just too big for us, I can hardly walk him) but I am going to bring him to a local rescue who takes amazing care of doggies.
The only up side to the trip was all the awesome abandoned houses I found along the way to take pictures of! Its winter so I didnt dare go inside.