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Old 11-30-2007, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a reminder to go along with Rhaya's important reminder!

PLEASE CHECK REFERENCES BEFORE YOU PUT A DOG ON A TRANSPORT!!!

Do you KNOW where your dog is going???
Here is a "heart-warming" story about a "rescuer" who recently saved a deaf Great Dane. In her own words:
"How I got lucky with this boy, I'll never know. I just happened to be glancing at all the Pet Classifieds Listings and saw an add [sic} with four simple words in the entire bio section of the classified - "3 1/2 y/o White Dane DEAF". I guess it was my calling. I contacted the owner Friday morning and picked him up yesterday afternoon. Another successful rescued pup! Now, I just hope to meet up with the rest of you that have deaf dopey danes! He's a gem, just not so good on his feet, as he's still clumsey [sic]."
Best Wishes, Jennie & Apollo

Here is a photo she posted of her new baby:


Two weeks later, here is a picture of the same dog at the kill shelter where he was dumped by his "rescuer". (This boy has been pulled and is safe.)


As it turns out, Jennie is a 16 year old girl. And her name isn't even "Jennie". She has been trawling the internet looking for all kinds of animals from owner surrenders, shelters with low pull fees, unsuspecting rescues. She made up an identity and a story and used the internet. Everyone just took her at her word. Apollo is not the only dog she has "adopted" and dumped. Many animals she has obtained were brought to her door by rescue transporters-INCLUDING GERMAN SHEPHERDS off this board. How could this happen? How could a 16 year old obtain dogs and rodents and birds that she has subsequently thrown out like garbage? Easy. No one checked her references. No one asked her for an application. No one checked. Please think about where you are sending the animals you rescue - they depend on you.

How many others that we don't know about have met this same fate or worse?

PLEASE CHECK REFERENCES AT THE VERY LEAST BEFORE YOU PUT A DOG ON A TRANSPORT!!!


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Old 11-30-2007, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OMG That's horrible!!

What could she possibly get out of doing something like this?

Makes me sick to think of how she treated the animals while she had them.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a Class B dealer in the making. Shudder!
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That does indeed make me shudder too. It also makes it tough for people like me who occasionally do a personal rescue. Yes, most of the foster dogs that have been in my home and currently are, are VGSR dogs. However, I have rescued three dogs on my own in the past year. There have been more in the year's before. All three are in wonderful homes ... one adopted by an approved VGSR adopter with the donation going to VGSR, one adopted by their referrals page with the donation going to VGSR, and one adopted by a courtesy post through Blue Ridge BC rescue, with the donation going to them. Anyone who adopts a dog from me goes through, application, references and home check.
Some people think I'm a little over-the-top, investing my own money into the rescued dog and then adopting him/her out with their donation going to the rescue ... but I'm a firm believer in everything you do comes back to you, so therefore, I would much rather save a dog than buy a dress, which I don't wear anyway.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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AMEN LIZ!
You get back what you give out. I have monies set aside that just goes to the dogs. I spend my own money and encourage people to donate to the rescue itself. Those people who think you're over the top, just don't get it and never will. Or they will say....it's just ONE dog....there's thousands out there. Well then, I made a difference one dog at a time. Keep doing what your doing and check, check and double check referrences!
I'm with you on the dress....I'd rather go to the hardware store than the mall!
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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another over-the-topper here. tractor supply and home depot are my favorite stores lately. have to get up and running to foster, a little quicker than planned after a receiving rescue suddenly had no room after the holiday, but not a problem...i've seen for a while here that what's really needed are fosters, and i'm gonna be one of those one-at-a-timers. an over-the-topper, one-at-a-timer, that's me!
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Was this Kenya/Melissa/Missy?

I remember doing a transport and meeting the woman doing the next leg who promptly full in love with the dog we were transporting. She hugged and kissed the dog...and looked up at me and said..........."I hope she's not going to a kill shelter"...........................
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Probably was her.

I think this topic has made people understandably uncomfortable.

You need to know exactly where you are sending a dog-be it individual, rescue, shelter-like North Shore, etc.

We all-those of us who have done home checks-know the difference between paper and correspondance, posts on a message board, and the reality of an actual placement.

And sometimes even with the home checks, we're wrong! I know I have been. But I know that the relationship that develops during the homecheck increases the likelihood that the dog will be safely returned to you should a problem occur.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Is this recent Jean? Meaning...she's still "busy"......

I was tracking her intensely...but hadn't heard anything in a while...

If this is recent....I will contact Tammy Grimes again...who I was working with to stop this person once and for all. We have the police dept. involved...
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<span style="color: #3333FF">I received an e-mail about a month ago. It told of several people who pose as transporters. They are actually selling animals for research or work for the reserach facilities. SCARY! </span>
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