I've been helping abandoned dogs find homes all my life. A few years ago my family and I started a website and started finding homes for them via the internet. I think over the years we placed about twenty or so dogs and cats, but last year we all sort of seemed to lose our enthusiasm. I don't really know what happened, but we haven't been advertising like we used to and now it has been over a year since we have found any homes. I'm going to get back started soon. I have to, for the animals sakes, but sometimes it can be so nerve wracking.
All the dogs we had at the time are still here living with us, so don't worry about them. We had to build all new pens for them because we have goats and the kids were wandering into the pens and of course being predators vs. prey you know what happened. We had to have two dogs put down because they attacked another one and almost killed her. We spent two thousand dollars in vet bills on the dog to save her life. We were lucky a tree fell on the house about the same time and we had enough insurance money to pay her vet bills with the leftovers. Strange thing to be grateful for I know. Also grateful for a good insurance company.
I just sort of feel responsible for the baby goats and the two we had put to sleep. If I could have forseen and prevented it I would have, but. . .I don't even know how to finish this sentence. It just seems like all the bad stuff happened one behind the other. It was a bit overwhelming.
Anyway, thanks for letting me get that out and thanks for listening. I hope to get everything up and running again real soon. I guess I should say 'let the madness begin again.' It can feel like madness sometimes, but then sometimes it is the best feeling in the world when you see a dog that had little hope finally find that perfect home.
Thank you guys for always supporting rescue work and thanks to the good breeders out there who keep improving all the unique and wonderful breeds.
And thank you for all you do to rescue animals. There is a woman here who drives to Ohio to save dogs from a kill shelter. She advertises on the internet and although I feel we certainly have enough homeless animals in this city, they are not put down so I am in support of saving any who are at risk wherever they are. My best friend found the site and as of last week has a beautiful new dog. He is absolutely perfect and now has a loving home. We need more people like you.
I have been doing Mastiff and Bullmastiff rescue since the 70s and at times it can get discouraging when 99% percent of the calls are people who "only are interested in a puppy". They just don't seem to get the idea that with a puppy you are getting an UNKNOWN where in an adult dog that has been temperament tested (by someone who actually knows what they are doing)you can be fairly certain how the dog will behave. I have always been a no kill shelter so the dogs that are not adopted stay here until they die of old age. This is a huge financial weight on my shoulders as I don't receive any funding other than the small adoption fee I charge.The last time I took a vacation was in 1986.I also have five rescued cats, people seem to think they can just dump cats in the country and they will be fine. Almost all of the cats were already declawed when they found their way to our pole barn, don't know how they were supposed to protect themselves or catch prey.There are more and more animals in need every day as more people lose their jobs and homes and can't afford food and vet bills for their pets.
god bless you.Im like yall I beleave in given a second chance Im actually fixen to adopt a dog from a bully breed shelter and i used to work at the animal shelter in my area and ive seen them put puppies down and big dog down for more room and i hate when they want just puppies.
Not all the bully breeds are mean.Dont let them band our babys,They are lovable family members.