Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Craigslist strikes again

I am so sick of craigslist.

People giving dogs away "Free to good home" and then I get emails like this:

Hi my name is Mary. I run a rescue in XXXX. I received a frantic phone call this morning from a man who recently adopted a jack russell. He has only had the dog less than a week and is already to dump in a shelter( GRRRRR) He claims the dog is around 20 pounds and is mixed breed. Unsure on any shots and is not neutered. He was a Free to good home on craigslist. They are unequipped to deal with the dogs issues and asked me to take him. I am really full right now and can not take this on. I am hoping to find the dog a safe place before the end of the day or I fear they will take him to a shelter where he will most likely not get adopted. I can be reached at XXX-XXX-XXXX

THIS IS SO COMMON! People dump their problems on someone else and then that person who has NO emotional attachment to the dog dumps the dog and then what happens..


I guess the kill shelter is better then abused.

Seriously I think FREE TO GOOD HOME should not be allowed! Well really I wish craiglist didn't exists for animals to be traded like inanimate objects.


Anonymous said...

I wish people would directly address the problem with their dog instead of quietly passing it on to someone else. At least fully disclose the issues to the next owner if you can't deal with it yourself. Otherwise the dog has to deal with several changes of hands before finally ending up in a shelter. Thank you again for all you do! Your good work makes up for the fallacies in other humans.

selkie said...

I agree - and kiiji too - because kiiji is FULL of puppy mill people!

Dee said...

Yay! Thank you so much for speaking up about this problem. Unfortunely this happens in more then just craigslist. :( I wish you well and keep up speaking out especially for or furry friends!

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