Monday, November 10, 2014


There are horror stories galore about the transporting of pulled shelter dogs all over the country. Oregon wants it to stop.

Washington begs for spay/neuter legislation because of their pet overpopulation problem, yet we still keep putting in a UHaul and taking them there.

Don't believe the tales of these transporters that they are saving lives, they are taking the lives of local animals by taking homes away. Are these transporters making sure the pets are altered before turning them over in other states? Are the pets vetted for diseases that might infect another state? 

Maine, New Jersey, Connecticut have passed legislation recently out of their concern for these transports. It is past time that these transports be regulated.

This came from a thread regarding transports into Canada of pits bulls from California. A rescuer from Canada is talking.

""See the thing is that I've run a rescue up here for a long time...of she's around for more than two years and I've never heard of here. She is only importing dogs, not helping locally, otherwise I would have heard of her by now. I have no issue with people who responsibly rescue and while importing from another country isn't ideal, I'm not completely against it. We help loads of dogs from Northern BC which is much like you helping a dog from elsewhere in WA, or Oregon, or California for that matter. That being said, there are literally hundreds of pitbulls that die in the Lower Mainland of BC every year, our shelters are flooded with them so when someone who is clearly a rookie rescuer starts importing animals that our shelters are full of, she might as well be going to the shelters and killing the Canadian dogs herself because in essence that is exactly what she is doing...the issue I have is when shelter works and pullers (primarily in California from what I've seen) pull dogs and send them to people without checking with the ACTUAL rescue community in the area where this rescue is active and then acts surprised that they're not everything that they say they are. Rescues take a long time to mature, there are a lot of bumps along the road and a steep learning curve, everyone makes mistakes. While that can certainly be expected and forgiven, you have to be dealing with people whose hearts are in the right place and aren't just in it for the quick buck that they can make off dos that get sent up here from Cali shelters already vetted and ready to "adopt"...I've seen it SO many times with SO many rescues who come and go and when an adopter can't keep the animal, it ends up in the Canadian shelter system because there is no one there to back the dog up if the home doesn't work out.""