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Re: pet rescue

I just love them.  So do YOU!  I think you have more critters than ME!  LOL.

Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
  I just love Newfoundlands. They are beautiful, gentle giants. Jesse, you 
are so kind to animals.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] pet rescue

> That is a really great article Kitty!! We just rescued a Newfoundland/Lab 
> mix dog that an owner took into the vet to have it put down because it was 
> "vicious" and it grabbed her son's arm. This dog is 3 years old and still 
> considered a puppy for such a large breed. After questioning this woman, 
> another lady overheard her tell the vet that she has three "rowdy" boys 
> that play to rough with the dog and she was worried that the dog would end 
> up hurting them. The lady that overhead the conversation pulled the vet 
> aside and said she would pay to have the dog kenneled until she could find 
> a good home for it because she didn't have room at her house for another 
> dog. When my husband and I went to see her, you could tell by her 
> behavior that she had been abused and treated poorly. We picked her up on 
> Saturday morning and this dog doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Her 
> "bite" on the boy's arm was a gentle warning to leave her alone. She is 
> now attached to my husband like
> glue and whines if he goes out of her sight. She is good with all the 
> other animals and is such a gentle giant. We love her. She looks like a 
> small HORSE and takes up half the floor when she lays down, but she is 
> just so SWEET. I figured with 25 acres and access to two ponds, we had 
> enough room for this dog. Newfoundlands and labs both like water and 
> being able to run. We have that. I hate it when people are cruel to 
> animals. Makes me fighting mad.
> Kitty wrote:
> There was an article in our paper not long ago about choosing a dog. The
> author cautioned against using breed-specific rescuers because they might 
> be
> profiting from their mission. This prompted a letter to the editor from a
> rescuer that detailing the huge amounts they spend on each rescue and that
> they make absolutely no profit. Today's letter was from the local animal
> control facility which had given the original information to the author of
> the article. Their PR person wanted to clarify what she'd said. She 
> praised
> genuine rescue groups wholeheartedly, but explained, "What I conveyed to
> [the author] is that there are now some groups posing as rescues. In
> actuality, they make a profit on the sale of the dogs and they take
> advantage of unsuspecting consuers, donors, and businesses. Our director
> recently contacted the AG's office to discuss concerns that reputable
> rescues were potentially being hurt by buy-sell operations posing as 
> rescue
> groups. The AG confirmed not only that trend in IN but an even larger
> movement for dealers and puppy mills to register as non-profit
> organizations."
> She then went on to suggest reading "When is a Rescue not a Rescue?" at
> http://tinyurl.com/ywdnhf
> Thought some of you might be interested.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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