I have a problem. I have 3 dogs left out of 15 that were abandoned when our neighbors moved and left the dogs. I get rid most of the puppies and I am keeping 2 puppies. I took a Momma Pit and her 2 pups that were left to the Humane Society awhile back because we couldn't keep them in the yard. Our neighbors just swore they were vicious, I never had a problem with them at all. I would carry the Pit around and she would sit in my lap.
I turned the place in for the abandonement, and they have come out and investigated the property across the street to verify it was indeed a abandonment case. Or that is what the Sheriffs Dept said would happen.
Now I read bad stuff about HS. Is that a good place to take these? I have to get rid of them, we have 5 dogs, 2 cats, 3 fish, a turtle and a horse (belongs to someone else). I called several rescue places and they are all full and a few were very rude, guess they didn't want these puppies rescued. That is a whole nother vent for another time.
The reason I used the HS is they take a donation of any size, other places required $25 + per dog brought in, or they required they be spayed, neutered and all their shots.
Please give me some opinions or ideas.
***Edited By: Eskieluver1234 on 12/10/2005 11:22:56 PM*** Reason: **
How neat, I used to live East of Dallas, we moved out here this summer and WOW, the country and animals roaming free is very different from the big city. LOL.
I just want to cry when a new dog roams into our yard. I'm scared he will stay. Getting rid of animals when you are not in city limits is VERY VERY costly, or the cheap choice is the Pound. To me that IS NOT a choice, so I keep searching for people to take dogs and slowly they are dewindling (sp?)
***Edited By: Eskieluver1234 on 12/10/2005 11:51:59 PM*** Reason: **
Thanks, I have contacted a few of these but there were some names on here that I don't recognize.
Hopefully, I'll find someone. These dogs are fun dogs, they like to run, and chase things. We have no where to keep them. And I can't afford to mix them with mine. I tried that and didn't realize they were sick so I dealt with Parvo. GO figure. LOL.
I wish I could help! I hadn't seen your second post before I wrote the second time. I am glad to see you won't send them to a pound though. Well, I have to go. Hopefully I'll have time to get back on tomarrow. Let me know if there is any way I can help! Keep us updated! I can't wait to see how things turn out. :)
i had that problem when a preg pit showed up at work, she started having pups by the forklift. I called they dallas animal services and they said to tie her up, and they would try to get her before monday, it was a friday. and I would not leave her out with out food water and new babies. so i ended up taking her to the spca of dallas and found out that after i signed her over that the would just keep her for the reg days, then she and the pup would be put to sleep, they don't help new pups and lactating moms.
so in the mean time i called every pit resuce i could find. one lady was very nice and told me that they recomend the humane soc in ft worth as they try to help every animal that comes in and they will foster or hold a dog and new pups if they know a rescue group will help. never take a lactating dog or any pup or kitten under 2 pounds to the spca they will just put it to sleep.
That's just horrible! How can shelters put down puppies and their mom? How despicable! I would love to take on another animal (and I really like Pits), but I have all I can handle right now. Good louck finding homes. It sounds like a rescue group is the way to go; just make sure the Pits don't fall into the wrong hands. I hate that many people use these wonderfulanimals for fighting.
You have to wonder if those puppies had been Labs or something other than Pits....would the shelter still be so eager to destroy the poor animals?
I wish I could take one, but I have 5 dogs, and parvo would not be a good thing to get going around my house! I realy hope you find some one to take them. Where are they right now if they aren't at your house? Are they still at the house where they lived?
So the HS in Ft. Worth is a good place? I have wondered since I took the Momma pit and her pups there. Well, I say pups they were pups still but a little was past the nursing stage. LOL
Well, the under 2lbs is not a problem here these guys are at least 26lbs. I think they may be 4 months old. I thought I had them all given away except the Momma and everyone backed out when these little guys started growing. LOL. I don't know if they were even under 2lbs when they were born.
Well, then I feel better about the Humane Society in Ft. Worth. It is the cheapest place I have found. They take any donation. You do have to give a donation but there is no set amount. They took $30 for the Pit and 2 Pups, that was all I had at the time> LOL.
They put the Momma and her puppies in a cage together so they wouldn't be so scared. I cried!!! They looked so sad. LOL. I guess I am too soft. If I had a big enough place and enough money I would take in every stray. But I felt like they cared about the dogs, since they were kind enough to put them together so they wouldn't be so scared.
Well, I posted before I read all the posts. LOL. Instead of adding to the book I already wrote heres a new one.
The Pits are gone to the Humane Society of Ft. Worth!!! Sounds like a good place. LOL. The lady there said as long as Heidi (Momma Dog, that is what I called her) showed a good disposition she said she would be fine. She was sure they would find homes. She probably tells everyone that but it worked for my guilt. LOL, Yes I felt guilty taking those dogs it. LOL. That is why I still have 3 to get rid of.
The Parvo is OVER!!!! Thankfully. I had 3 out of 4 get it and I thought I had lost 2 of them but I refused to let them die and they refused to die so we made a good team and now 2 of them weigh in at 20-21lbs and the other 2 weigh somewhere around 26-27lbs. They are a ripe old age of about 4 months - 5 months. So they have a little growing to do. LOL.