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Post by Gogo on Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:34 pm

It's the time of year when the shelters are receiving an increase in requests to take abandoned dogs and puppies.  As a result, we are usually perpetually full.  To compound things, many of our volunteers are snowbirds and leave this time of year to go north, so we are usually understaffed.  We receive several requests daily and we simply cannot accommodate them all.  If we refuse to take a dog you've rescued, please try to understand it is for good reason.  Overcrowding is not good for the safety or health of the dogs.  In addition, it can cause disease and (worse yet) result in the need to quarantine.  If that happens, it is not only bad for the shelter under quarantine, but hurts all the shelters and rescuers in the area.

If you choose to rescue a dog, you should consider that dog now belongs to you until you are able to rehome it on your own, or are fortunate enough that a spot opens at a shelter.  I assure you that it is at least as difficult for us to refuse your rescue as it is for you to hear that from us.  If you are heading NOB soon, it's probably not a good idea to rescue a dog that you can't take with you.  Thank you all for your understanding.


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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:44 pm

Bravo, Gogo! So well said.

I believe in the shelter/rescue in place plan.
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