Why Good Rescues are reluctant to trust
Below is a warning email widely received among the trusted rescues. I had this person in my address book as she had offered to help me out on a number of occasions. Fortunately I never found the need. I have changed the name because this is one persons experience and opinion. There are always 2 sides to every story, however I do believe this is fact based from some of my own experiences with others. Carol
Dear Rescue Friends,
am writing you in regard to a situation I went through with
another " rescue group". Recently , I pulled 3 lab puppies and a
boxer mix puppy from
her trip to
Jane Doe assured me my dogs could stay there and would be taken care of as if they were her own... I tried calling several times over the next few days and she was impossible to reach and I got a gut feeling something was wrong. I tried over next few days to set up a day to drive there myself with my husband. She continually offered excuses as to why she could not meet me( FLAG 3) . I then had my husband call her and tell her to drop my dogs off at her vet's boarding facility and she told me they were closed and " why didn't I trust her?" .
then couldn't reach her again for over one week and started
searching for her home address. After an extensive search for
her home address and phone number, I began calling non-stop and
told her I was willing to meet her in
frantically located a pilot for Pilots for Paws about a week
later. This sweet couple agreed to go fly to
I now have my dogs. I took them to vet at 8 am. They are skin an bones and still kennel cough after being in Jane Doe care for over one month. The littlest lab puppy only weighs 14 pounds when others weigh 20. He is very ill. Our dogs still had the shelter's plastic tag on their necks, that were so tight it had rubbed them raw and had not even been bathed. They had ticks on them as well. Jane Doe wrote note on their papers saying " they are so skinny due to poor appetites" . When I feed them they eat like they haven't eaten in a month with no problem whatsoever. I feed them 4 times a day . They are NOT in good condition. They were so scared when I got them as if they had been abused, they peed when I tried to pick them up. They were so terrified, if I even moved my hand to pet them they flinched as though they thought I would hit them. I am writing to you because I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO GO THROUGH THIS. LOVED ME BUT LEFT RESCUE should not be contacted under any circumstances. Jane Doe stated the other day , she has 50 dogs and keeps them outside in the heat. She also has like 20 cats in her house she claimed. I now think mine were kept outside as well , even though we were promised they would be kept inside and would have playtime outside . I am SO RELIEVED to have my dogs here safe with me and out of harm . I am not sending this to bad mouth Jane Doe or be vengeful , however I want to warn my friends and rescue friends to DO NOT TRUST HER. I also want NO Dogs to go through what my rescue pups have. I could list several other reasons that flagged me with this woman but I think this is enough ! I feel Jane Doe has her heart in the right place , however her head is NOT .
Ps.. One of Jane Doe 's Kittens fell over dead she told me and when i told her she needed to get ALL Kittens to vet to be seen by a vet she said she couldn't afford that . As far as i know to this day 3-4 have died so far.