i was watching animal cops and a situation had happened where two dogs (the mom and dad) had four pups. a homeless lady "owned" them and didnt want to give them up. what had happened was the dogs got attacked by bees and ended up killing the mom and the dad. so the spca was trying to retrieve the pups from the "owner" so they could try and save them. but she refused said she wouldnt give them up they were all she had. but in the mean time through all of this they are saying how she cant afford dog food and water to take care of them. they finally ended up getting the puppies from her. one died on seen from sezures (splling?) and two died at the vet hospital. leaving one that was still alive. well turns out they are giving the puppy back to her because she "cares" and "loves" them so much. but she has absolutely no way of taking care of them. UGH! this made me so mad its like they are spending all this time and money into keeping him alive when she cant even take care of them properly. i know she truly cared about the puppy but she could be care for herself let alone care for a dog.
I don't like those shows... I think they manke many poor choices... Evaluator put dogs down left and right because they growl at a hand on a stick, guess what we purchased one to evaluate dogs at the no kill shelter my friend manages... guess which one of my dogs attacked it when it went to pet her... My therapy certified, show champion, obedience show dog (Bernese Mountain Dog no less!) Willow.
Many dogs react poorly to these.
I also think they remove many horses who are fine.
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.
Hand on a stick - I would bet a lot of money one of my dogs would growl and maybe bite at it out of fear. Once in agility class we had to be on teams and had a small stick (wand) to pass between team members my dog could hardly keep his eyes off the stick in my hand. He had never seen a stick before and was scared even with me holding it and I'm a very soft handler.
all those cop shows on there give people such incorrect impressions about what shelters do & don't or can't do.
It really irritates me that they only ever show the big well healed shelters that do that sort of thing. No, most shelters won't come pick up your dog because you no longer want it. No most shelters won't do all the vet care your pet needs, get it groomed & return it to you at n/c.
No, most shelters do not have a full hospital or even a rinky dink clinic.
I really wish they would show the starving shelters & how things REALLY are
This week on Animal Planet Heroes is in Phoenix, Humane Society. What ticks me off about the AZ Humane Society is if you find a lost or stray dog, they will no longer accept them.They ony take abused, surrendered, and injured animals Your only other choice is to take them to the Maricopa County Animal Rabies Control which is one of the bleakest places on the Earth. Also it's 20 miles south of the Metro area. Most people go to the Humane Society to adopt because it's more convenient. There's a lot of nice dogs and cats that don't stand a chance because of that.
I especially don't like the Miami one. They got a hold of two abused pitbulls, and put them to sleep because Miami-dade has a pit bull ban. Thats nice. These dogs were waggin their tails and licking the officers, and they ended up pts.
I watch them because i love any show on animals, but I do think they make poor decisions in regards to the animals welfare and the welfare of the owners.