Another article is out about a horror story from a pet transporter/rescue/hoarder. Since the advent of the No Kill Equation movement, experts are saying that hoarding is on the rise. BUT the biggest rise in hoarding is among those claiming to be No Kill rescues. Ten years ago, rescues made up about 5% of the hoarding cases, at last count, it is up to 25%.
The dogs in this case were taken from the Porterville shelter in California, that one has been confirmed. What other shelters have turned over animals to this person?
Devore and all shelters have a right to turn away these transports in the best interest of the animals. Pets should not be packed up in UHauls for a thousand mile trip or further. If you have 30-50 dogs and only two people in the cab, do you think these dogs are being walked on potty stops?
There are moral and ethical issues as well. Why are transports being done to areas still having to euthanize for time and space? The question should be asked why aren't the people on the receiving end pulling from their local shelters. Maybe the receiving end is like the Oregon rescue, not allowed to pull from her local shelters because of her reputation. Yet, California gave her all she wanted. What is the difference? The Hayden is the difference. You can thank the Hayden Act for the suffering experienced by these dogs, that along with No Kill.
This blog has several incidents of dogs being transported to worse conditions than a shelter offers. And those dogs were victims of the No Kill Equation movement, the one that the activists/terrorists follow. Several dogs were pulled from Devore, only to have to be rescued from their No Kill rescuers. If they will do this, God only knows what happens to those transported out of state. http://devoreshelterfriends.blogspot.com/2012/01/not-happy-ending-for-devore-dogs-thanks.html