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Isn't Burlington high kill?

He's beautiful!
 

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I know they don't take much time with the older ones, but I wasn't sure about young healthy dogs. If they are really urgent, please someone move this! Every time I post in the urgent forum it gets moved. I'm getting a complex!
 

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lord, if i didn't own 5 dogs already i'd take him in a second. what's the story with him as to why he ended up in such a horrible place? anybody know? i know with some cases no one really knows why or the owner just lies or they are found wandering the street. he is a beauty and would make someone a great dog!!!
 

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

Originally Posted By: myamomIsn't Burlington high kill?

He's beautiful!
No they are not high kill, it is a kill shelter but they try very hard to hold on to adoptable dogs and last year put on a VERY large addition to enable them to hold more animals longer.


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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

Originally Posted By: crazyboutgsd'slord, if i didn't own 5 dogs already i'd take him in a second. what's the story with him as to why he ended up in such a horrible place? anybody know? i know with some cases no one really knows why or the owner just lies or they are found wandering the street. he is a beauty and would make someone a great dog!!!
This is actually a wonderful shelter. It is very clean and they take excellent care of the animals. It used to be my local shelter before I moved a county over. I have adopted animals from Burlington and used to stop in there all the time. It is a good shelter IMO that works well with rescue.

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

Thank you for the clarification Cheri...as you can see...I don't live in NJ...and it's hard for me to remember the status of every shelter.

Just wanted to make sure there isn't a dog over here in nonurgent that should be in urgent.........
 

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

Quote:This is actually a wonderful shelter. It is very clean and they take excellent care of the animals.
Sorry, but I don't agree. The animals at Burlington get no vetting. If they are young and healthy they are fine and the shelter has a decent adoption rate. But if they are ill they get nothing. To me that is unconscionable for a county shelter to work like that. Its not like they are poor there.
 

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

I wonder if he has ball drive?? I know the NYS sheriffs are looking for at least 3 more dogs under 2 with good ball drive... (and they prefer males, last I heard they had taken 1 or 2 in the past few weeks but needed a total of 5)....
 

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

He is also on Urgent - can someone request to link the two together on Urgent
 

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Re: Burlington County, NJ--Male, <2 years old, D19

Originally Posted By: ninhar
Quote:This is actually a wonderful shelter. It is very clean and they take excellent care of the animals.
Sorry, but I don't agree. The animals at Burlington get no vetting. If they are young and healthy they are fine and the shelter has a decent adoption rate. But if they are ill they get nothing. To me that is unconscionable for a county shelter to work like that. Its not like they are poor there.
What kind of vetting are you talking about ninhar? Surgery on dogs hit by cars that have had their pelvis shattered? I know they vet their dogs because I have adopted from them....they do the typical with vaccinations, wormings, treatment for most infections etc.....but no, I don't think too many shelters do "vet" catastrophic cases, they simply cannot absorb that cost.

Burlington county is not poor? You aren't from there are you? It took them a looong time to get those funds to expand that shelter, Burlco is not a rich county at all. Now I am in Ocean, a pretty "rich" county and their shelters are small, older, not as clean and IMO over filled......so yeah I happen to like the Burlington County Shelter and think many more should be like it. Lots of space, clean, given lots of time to get a second chance.....yeah, I support them.

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