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.