Message to Breeders from a Former Breeder-A Plea for German Shepherds
Hi, I know this is going to step on some toes, but it's not my intention to offend or be disrespectful. My point on this subject is with the deepest sincerity.
I want to address the seriousness of the economy and over breeding taking place right now.
I had bred Bouviers and GSD's from time to time over the last 30 yrs, I even went thru a 15 yr. time frame where I did not breed my dogs had the girls spayed.
The reason for this posting is because as I recently started in GSD rescue, I'm floored by the amount of dogs being turned into animal Control and how many are being Euthanized. There is a huge surplus of purebred GSD pups right now and people get these dogs on a whim and don't understand the breed and 3-6-9 months 1 yr. later, they can't handle it, they're broke, they're moving, losing their house, they're divorcing, blah, blah, blah, the excuses go on. And these awesome and noble dogs end up in AC, many end up getting killed because there simply is not enough GSD rescues nor All breed rescues to help them. If these people think someone will come and adopt their dog, they are so wrong. I've seen purebred pups in animal control. Just this Friday someone in NC sent their purebred female to AC with a litter of 5 week old pups, and the pups were not even given a chance, they were Euthanized as soon as the man left. I'm crying with tears in my eyes, over these pups, cuz no one else gave a ****.
All I'm asking is if you will please take a break from breeding for a yr. or two? Please, I'm begging and pleading. The chances of your pups ending up in Animal Control are staggering and you have no idea how bad it is.
If you have the resources, kennels, any way to help these awesome dogs, please we need help so bad, we need fosters, adopters and help with transports. The need is beyond your comprehension and every day delayed another German Shepherd Gets Euthanized.
Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue