Friday, June 4, 2010

Not sure how I should feel....

Ok, let me set the stage.

Another rescue contacted me about Ralf and a female that were tied up outside, animal control was getting involved and wanted to know if I could help. I said yes. This was beginning of April. We got transport worked out and all that stuff a week later.

The rescue that was holding Ralf and the female said there was another JRT that needed help, from a different county can I help? They said they would send Ralf and the other dog. The rescue thought that maybe they had home for the female that Ralf was tied outside with. Ok, whatever. As long as everyone is safe I am ok with it.

Here is where I am a bit upset and not sure how I should react / what I should say.

The other rescue who ADOPTED OUT the female, sent me an email saying the female had puppies Wednesday. WHAT???????????????? The people that adopted her now have 7 puppies.

WHAT????????????

Ok. Here is why I am upset:
#1. Did the rescue take her to the vet? The rescue said they thought she was already spayed... why was that not verified?
#2. If she just had the puppies that means she was ONLY DAYS along when I got Ralf. If they would have taken her to the vet and had her spayed (sorry puppies) but there would not be 7 more HOMELESS DOGS!
#3. Ralf had heartworm. Was the female checked for heartworm? The babies won't have heartworm but they will now be carriers of heartworm
#4. Does this rescue adopt out dogs without proper vet checks?
#5. If the rescue would have just sent the female to me like they were supposed to then again there would not be 7 more HOMELESS dogs in this world.
#6. What was their real reason for keeping her and adopting her out?

Now I am questioning this rescue, are they legitimate? The women from the rescue said Ralf and the female were together at her house so did they hook up then? OR maybe another dog who hadn't been neutered at the rescue?

I have a lot of questions and honestly I am a little upset.

I haven't said anything to the other rescue yet. I asked her to call me. Before I get upset, really upset I should say. I want to get her side of the story.

Maybe it was an honest mistake? Maybe she is new to rescue and doesn't understand the concept of pregnant spays? Which trust me I totally understand some people don't get it.. I know I didn't but when you sit down and rationalize it, you understand.

I dunno... I just find it strange that this rescue arranged for me to take 2 dogs who both had MAJOR medical issues and they keep a female who now has 7 puppies....hmmmm

I am trying to stay positive about this and say to myself this is all an honest mistake but I won't feel ok about it until I talk to them. I want to hear her side of the story.

4 comments:

selkie said...

agreed about hearing her side. but it sure sounds careless if nothing worse.

selkie said...

agreed about hearing her side. but it sure sounds careless if nothing worse.

Mary Anne said...

Wow! I feel for the family that adopted the mother. Surprise!

Mary Anne said...

Wow! I feel for the family that adopted the mother. Surprise!