This is Heather Taylor and I am one of thousands of people searching for their pet.
I worked closely with the ASPCA to get Buddy rescued from out of our home in New Orleans, LA for days on end. One of the rescue groups that went to my home in New Orleans called me from my home to let me know that the SPCA had successfully broken into our home and rescued Buddy. I was told that he was taken to the Lamar-Dixon shelter.
I made the 8 hour drive from where I am at right now to go get him 2 days ago on Thursday and he was not there. He could have only been rescued at the earliest one week ago and he had already been shipped out to another shelter to make room for other animals. I am really scared because I was told the shelters they are sending the animals to will hold the dogs for up to 30 days and then they will adopt them out. These shelters are spread out all over the US!! The lamar-dixon shelter could not tell me where Buddy had been shipped or shed any light on the situation. I was told to just keep going to petfinder and wait for his photo. I have posted/ emailed MANY places and I have listed the info and his photo on petfinder. How will I ever find him?!? I am so scared and angry. 30 DAYS ONLY THEY WILL HOLD OUR PET AND NO ONE COULD EVEN GIVE ME AN IDEA OF WHERE THEY SENT HIM, IF HIS PHOTO HAD INDEED BEEN TAKEN (because I have yet to see him on any site I have searched) OR IF HE HAD BEEN CHIPPED!!!
My fear is that by the time all of the photos are finally up ~30 days will have come and gone and we will loose our loved one forever. I have no way of even knowing when/ where he was sent or more importantly when the 30 days will have started or end. I am so disgusted right now. I have been going through all of the photos listed on the various websites as many as 20 times a day to look for him, so please keep your eye out for me and forward this to any shelters you know of. This is not enough time with all the unorganization that took place. Please help pet owners to get this extended or to have more help.
Buddy info/ Description:
Buddy is a Staffordshire Pitbull Terrior~ brindle (primarily black with some reddish brown undertones). Buddy has a white patch that starts on his chest and moves up his neck and even has a little bit of white under his chin. He weighs around 48 lbs. He was wearing a black nylon collar- no tags. He is not neutered, his ears and tail are not clipped and his eyes are dark brown. He is very friendly, he really is a big friendly baby and he responds well to his name. He belongs to my six year old son Allen in the photo.
Again our house in New Orleans was located at: 3727 Pauger St. New Orleans, LA 70122 This is in the 7th Ward of New Orleans near Gentily
Please keep your eye out for Buddy at any shelters and help me pass his photo/ description to others!
Thank you and God Bless!
My family can currently be reached in San Antonio, Tx @ 210.877.0779 or 210.296.6469 htaylor@... <htaylor@...','','','1')">htaylor@...> 6915 Sunshine Tree Dr. San Antonio, Tx 78249
***Edited By: MafiaPrincess on 9/19/2005 2:24:04 PM*** Reason: add
I am sorry to hear about your dog. Yet, they had to be rescued, too and a dog can't tell you who his former owner is. Most shelters and transports have tried to make room for as many as they can, at least they are trying to find the owners by posting on a site. And honestly, after 30 days, the dogs need homes too.
That is awful. These people are trying to get back on their feet and they need their pets with them.
That's not right if they know whos dog it is and they keep shipping them and giving them into homes and the original owners aren't able to reclaim them especially since they were told to leave these pets behind.
I would be filing a nice law suit.
If the dog cannot be identified that is one thing. These people are dong alot by rescuing these dogs but the ones that can, need to be home with their owners not adopted. That takes the place of a dog that REALLY does need to be adopted.
Sounds to me that they need to try a little harder to make a lot more happy endings. They are only confusing things more, and making people more upset.
QUOTE I would be filing a nice law suit. QUOTE These dogs were left behind, it took many long days to get them rescued and many more still need saved. I see the people doing all they can to get the dogs to a safe place. And they are POSTING pics so the owners can find them--but to be honest, most owners are in no position to care for a dog, finding family members and even children is taking priority. In most cases, these dogs will NEED a home--not a legal problem. Who would want to rescue in an emergency then?
And if I was rescued and made to leave my pet behind with no way to get back and check on them and they told me they had my dog, then poof my dog was not there anymore I would be filing a law suit. Sorry if that offends anyone.
This whole thing was handled carelessly. These people have been treated horrible and there is no reason all these pets had to been left in the first place and made to die in the homes they have lived in and loved, and ended up being their tombs.
And I know they are doing alot, but they need to try harder in my opinion.
Sigh. This is so sad , and just one of many heartbreaking stories. I thought that Petfinder was handling a master database of the animlas, but I guess with so many pets, it's still hard to keep track of each and every one when so many different organizations are working on the rescue. Kind of like too many hands stirring the pot, yet, when it came to rescuing these poor pets, there still wasn't enough hands to save them all. Sigh. I hope she soon find her lost dog.
Wow. I sure feel for the ones in that situation. I can't imagine driving out with the expectations of picking up my dog and being told that he's gone and nobody knows where. Best of luck to the one looking for Buddy and the others in her situation.
I feel that filing a lawsuit against a charity organization that could have left the dog to die slowly would be asinine. Some reorganizing should be done, yes, but it is not as if a rescue was PAID to save the dogs, took someone's money and then lost their dog. The dog would have suffered and died had they not got him out of there.
Very sad, but they are doing the best they can with what they have. There are so many thousands of animals - not just dogs - that needed to be rescued. Many died, many were saved. Not to mention there were already thousands IN the shelters before this happened. What are they supposed to do?
If the city had done its job and evacuated the people, they could have boarded their dogs at the vet or kennel, and they'd know where their dog is. It's a horrible situation but these VOLUNTEERS are doing the best they can.
I do hope she finds her dog and if she doesn't, I pray he finds a wonderful home.
Do you guys think NOW the Organization will be hard linked to prevent such a thing happening again? (( I so hope so )) I would Looooose my freaking mind … If I had already lost everything else… and got excited to see my baby again and got a blank look… I’m sorry we don’t know where …. Just how much can a human mind take… WOW.. that is just sad. I do agree with Shiny… suing would not be a good idea … they are Donation Funded.. what would be gained? Except possibly Shutting them down.. or allowing more Government RED tape to stick it’s Nose into things..