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Old 03-03-2008, 11:14 PM
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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dogs, cats, cage & farm animals are looking for a home right now. That does NOT include those that are being advertised in newspapers and trade journals by breeders or puppy mills.

Many of the agencies and rescue groups that have these pets advertise the animals they have available for adoption at petfinder.com

Of the countless rescue or no-kill shelters that take in breeds reputed to be dangerous, more than each one turns away 20 or more individual dogs every day.

Thinking of breeding your dog? Spay or neuter your pet. Adopt one that really needs a second chance.

Know of a shelter or group with room for one or two? Please contact me.

Last edited by AliceT; 03-03-2008 at 11:23 PM..
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:12 PM
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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A very, very worthwhile message - thank you, Alice. If people only realized the magnitude of the problem and that one person CAN make a difference - to one homeless animal - I still believe.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:03 PM
Location: Jax
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We humans domesticated these animals and created their overpopulation problem, it's time we take responsibility for it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:16 AM
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At Jupiter Safe Harbor, during the long discussion with their administrator, it becomes apparent to me that they will reject anyone who comes to them for help because of overcrowding in their shelter. If they can push anyone to find alternative resource, they will and they are good at it because of the situation. They have so many pitbulls (~60). However, if someone just left the dogs in front of their shelter, if the dogs have good temperament (not human and dog aggressive), they will find the way to try to accommodate them and find them foster homes. Also local abused dogs have priority. Abused dogs are usually from local animal control and law enforcement. Local donation and a small amount of tax money support the shelter so their priority is to take in severely abused local dogs too. They receive many calls every day especially for pitbulls since a lot of non- kill shelters don't take them. I was told that 20 years ago, German Shepherd Dogs were the shelter dogs, just like the pitbull dogs now. Sad!!!
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