It was a typical and uneventful Saturday morning when a knock on the door from my postman began a chain of events which practically led to my taking in yet another dog! We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities almost everything from working out dogs in our kennel enrichment plan, assistance crew for concession-stand fundraisers, bakers and sewers for our craft booths, and a cleaning crew for our cats in the adoption center at PetSmart.
Supplied that rescues and shelters enhance the transparency of import activities so that both their donors and our veterinary and public well being agencies can assess the dangers and benefits, and provided that public policy reflects a commitment to neighborhood, accountable pet ownership initiatives, humane relocation can be helpful.
The events surrounding Katrina opened the floodgates right here in Canada too exactly where, within a very quick time, specialized foreign animal rescue agencies (these who deal especially with importing pets from other countries) became de rigueur.
You can not ‘breed away’ a dog’s preference for companionship, capacity to carry illness, non-‘desire’ to be surgically altered or desire to run at their personal will (but you can use behavioral ‘modification’), but responsible exotic pet keepers are accused of infringing on their animal’s freedom when their animals are fine.
Our mission is to rescue animals from higher kill shelters, hoarding situations, puppy mills, animal fighting rings and more spay/neuter and provide the necessary medical care they want, and then spot them with foster families until we get them adopted into the loving residences they require and deserve!