Thursday, April 1, 2010

Awards - Hey You ...

Saw this when perusing different shelter websites and thought I'd pass it on ... This is why I think every shelter should have cameras that take a snapshot when motion activated. I am so glad that the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter posted this. They aren't close to me but I thought I'd pass on the info anyway.






Hey you.....






Sorry we missed you last night (March 22) when you came after dark. But, thank you for leaving your dog tied up to the container in the parking lot all night. It was good of you to leave her crate, some food and nail grinder, but you forgot the most important stuff - like a blanket for her, and a note with her name and medical history. Call us and give us this missing information - you can block your number by hitting *67 519 372-1911.




DDF In ... Congratulations Dumbass. You have been awarded the Dogs Deserve Freedom Asshat Award. You are the Asshat of the day ... doesn't that just make you feel Speshul?

8 comments:

*Amber* said...

Definitely deserving of that award! Unfortunately that's one reason rescues don't advertise their address, and many that are a place of business find dogs tied outside their doors. Oklahoma City Shelter implemented a "night drop" where the dog can be put into a crate with a blanket and water but they ask that you fill out a card.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I read about one shelter, that actually built kennels outside for dogs, complete with water and blankets, because they have so many people that just toss the dogs over their 6 foot fence.

Sure makes one proud to be part of the human race!

dogsmom said...

When I worked at the shelter it was common for us to have a person on at any hour night and day. Still there were persons (hard to even call them people) who would rather drive through the parking lot and almost stop, leaving an animal out. They were SURE we'd find it and take care of it. Could not even knock at the door or, as you say, leave any information.

bermudabluez said...

It is so awful that people treat animals like this. Simply awful. I honestly don't think I could work at a dog shelter as I would want to bring each and every single one of them home with me...every night. and I would cry myself to sleep every night too....bless those people who work in Rescue for they truly are angels!

bermudabluez said...

It is so awful that people treat animals like this. Simply awful. I honestly don't think I could work at a dog shelter as I would want to bring each and every single one of them home with me...every night. and I would cry myself to sleep every night too....bless those people who work in Rescue for they truly are angels!

Viatecio said...

A county dog pound where I used to volunteer did have outdoor kennels, but they were holding pens for recently picked-up strays and dogs straight out of the truck. The pound actually did have cameras that covered all aspects of the property: parking lot, office, outdoor and indoor kennels. Unfortunately, because it was city-run, the higher-ups went with the cheapest camera system that didn't have a sharp enough resolution to make out license plates. I want to say that there was a drop-off kennel like how Amber described it, but I honestly don't remember.

One man actually took the time to take the hinges off one of the outdoor kennels, dump his terrier mix inside, and then meticulously rewired it back together. Others have hoisted their dogs over the kennel fences (6-8 feet!) to avoid the hassle of actually facing the wardens.

It was depressing, but the dogs made the job better by seeming to actually appreciate the attention, grooming, and meals.

WillOaks Studio said...

It really HURTS to hear that people do this stuff. My latest adoption was left as an unweaned kitten in a carrier in the parking lot of the animal shelter here...thankfully, he's doing great now, but personally, I cannot imagine what kind of people do this.

OldMorgans said...

Still in all, it is far better then just dumping the dog on the streets somewhere, which happens far too often. Some people are too ashamed to dump in person. some want to save the surrender fee. Some are just rotten.

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