Friday, April 5, 2013


This week the activists launched another attack on Devore. A puppy was euthanized due to severe parvo but the activists would rather this puppy suffer than be put out of it's misery.

Let's discuss parvo. Yes, parvo is treatable and if caught in time, a dog can come out of it unscathed. Unfortunately that isn't usually the case. Many times the dog is left with neurological problems. It is a killer of puppies and older dogs as a good rule.

The activists claim that someone was on their way to pick up this puppy when it was euthanized. They say that every time whether it is true or not. In this case, it probably wasn't true because the puppy could not be released to anyone per the law.

Devore could not release this puppy to another party, prior to the expiration of the stray animal holding period (per the law). Devore also cannot maintain highly contagious animals without potentially exposing other animals to the disease. The activists are well aware that Devore did not have clear title or the authority to release this puppy. Devore would have created liability had the owner showed to claim the puppy and it was gone to a group.

Once again, the activists are lying all over the internet. The puppy was euthanized because of the very slim chance it would recover to have a quality life. These activists preferred to make that puppy suffer knowing the chances of recovery were slim to none. Again, question their agenda, actions speak louder than words and the actions of the activists say one thing, they don't truly care about animals.


  1. Let's just say:

    Parvo puppy comes to Devore; puppy is euthanized to prevent suffering and disease.

    Devore is condemned.

    Parvo puppy comes to Devore; No Kill "activists" take the puppy and it suffers and dies in their care.

    The No Kill "activists" are applauded.

    Makes no sense.

  2. My facebook page has been blasted about this poor dog and I have been following the treads about it. But something did not seem right, why would a shelter kill a dog that a rescue wanted to take. Didn't make sense.

    I did read some interesting 'facts' posted about parvo.
    From Linda End Bsl Anderson, a new marvel of medical cure the vets I asked had never heard of. Here is her quote on how to treat Parvo, "The Gentle Barn uses algae and has been very successful in treating dogs with Parvoe."

    Another interesting quote I read was from Maria Dales with German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. She writes, "The Hayden Law was indeed enacted however due to lack of resources in CA, it was immediately "suspended". So disappointing after so many people worked so hard to get it through the legislature. Basically, it's a powerless law right now because shelters say that they have no funds to implement and enforce it It has not been able to launch." Funny I thought Hayden was enacted almost 20 years ago and though parts have been suspended, many parts are still in place and actively enforced.

    Yet the best quote was from Sue Lesmond. I thought no kill extended to all things, dog, cats, horses, people. But Sue Lesmond's quote shows how terrorists really work. Sue writes, "I would love to hear of supposed shelter supervisor Doug Smith being killed.This would make my decade.Die bastard die."

    And I did do my research and this blog posting is correct, the shelter did not have the authority to release the dog to anyone except the owner until it had been held as required by California state law.

    1. Yes, Parvo is treatable but it depends on how far along it is. And quite often it leaves residuals such as seizures, neurological problems. And depends on the age. Puppies and old dogs don't fair that well at all even with treatment. According to the vet, this puppy was suffering too badly and would not have lasted another three days. So the suffering was ended.

      Parts of the Hayden are still in effect. A part that is suspended is the hours and the hold times. Some shelters in CA have resorted back to shorter hours, Devore continues to keep the same hours, hours that are better for people who are looking for their lost pet and looking to adopt after work. Does that sound like a shelter who doesn't want to adopt them out? Hardly.

  3. Thank you for doing your research, so many fail to do that. Take into account that the group that said they were "on their way" isn't telling the truth. I was told they called and were told that they could not have the puppy by law for three days. Now why would they have been on their way when they would have had to camp out for three days? That is always the story, someone was on the way. Let me tell you, they never show, the pet dies, and they yell.

    The Hayden, along with the Vincent Bill, came into effect 1998. The Hayden dictates hold times and the Vincent requires all shelters and rescues to s/n at 8 weeks or old prior to adoption. According to the Legislative Analysis the Hayden is a failure. It did not increase adoptions with these longer hold times, it didn't do what was promised. Here is a link with this report in it.


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