Monday, September 7, 2009

Take It Easy, Folks

A word about people who get ticked off when they have applied for one of our dogs and we ask them about expired vaccinations and no heartworm preventative purchased for their current pets. Zowie! Do some of them get hot under the collar! They preach that they take wonderful care of their pets and that every dog they have is happy and healthy. Yadadayadada. Now how are we supposed to know this? These people are strangers. They could live in trailers full of debris for all we know. All we can do is check veterinary records. Sometimes we do a driveby to make sure there is a fenced yard. We're volunteers. We do what we can do.
We're not accusing them of abuse. We're not accusing them of anything. We're just asking.
So calm down, people! If you're late getting Spot vaccinated, so be it. Never heard of heartworm preventative? We will bring you up to speed.
Also, those folks who say it is more difficult to adopt a dog from us than it is to adopt a child . . .
really? Really?? Right. Let's cool it on the exaggerations.
Take a deep breath. Exhale. Relax. We aren't the Dog Gestapo. We're just trying to find suitable homes for dogs that we've rescued.

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