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Old 11-05-2006, 07:54 PM
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If it wasn't for no kill shelters you would not be looking at a picture of Smokey in my signature.....

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Old 11-05-2006, 07:58 PM
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We never have any dog PTS unless it is in pysical pain that cannot be stoped.
Which makes it low kill.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:01 PM
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If a dog is too aggresive to adopt out we work with it until it is ready to be adopted.
I find it extremely hard to believe that the organization has never had to euthanize due to either animal or human aggression, unless it has a closed door intake policy.

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If the dog does not do well in the home then the adopters can bring it back to the shelter at no cost and no questions asked.
No questions asked? So how do you know what went wrong and why the dog was returned?
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:15 PM
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Our shelter puts animals down. our medical biology class uses the cats to pratice their skills at giving shots. the time they wait i don't know, but i'm calling monday to see. There was a rott/pit mix that stayed around here i knew would be put down because everyone around here has this fear of pits. i personally don't care about pits. its mostly the owners to blame, but i didn't like this one around here. it made me nervous. This dog was huge and i have this little pup that thinks he's macho and barks about everything. The dog comes over looking not too friendly, and i, being to crazed lunatic throw a shoe at him and run him off. Finally, after about a month of the neighbor, who we thought owned the dog, who lives across the road, calling them they pick up that dog and a very old lab. if we knew the dog was a stray we would not have tolerated it staying here. Of course, there have been many dogs that crossed that line. If our dog coco was here, she would have run that dog far away, but we had to put her down this year because of cancer. she ran off a very large mastiff one time even with her pretty much useless leg. She was the fastest dog i've ever seen. i miss her. i miss my cat too. she mourned herself to death. we never found her.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:25 PM
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I find it extremely hard to believe that the organization has never had to euthanize due to either animal or human aggression, unless it has a closed door intake policy.
me too. i also don't agree with adopting out dogs who are or who have been human aggressive. not in this day and age. not with the number of non-aggressive dogs being killed for no reason other than there's nowhere for them to go.

some no-kill shelters are wonderful and do great things for dogs. some are just warehouses, which i do not agree with at all. i think most fall somewhere in the middle. i would support/adopt from one, but i also support and adopt from kill shelters that are responsibly and reasonably run.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:39 PM
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you said it.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:06 PM
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I have mixed feelings about no kill shelters all together. I'm not for putting a dog down in 3 days if it's not adopted. But for those dogs who languish in these cells for too long.....well, that's worse than death IMO. It would be a kindness to put them down if they're not adopted in a reasonable time frame.

Wow, a bunch of us posted at about the same time. So, I just said sort of the same thing that was said.
I fully agree. At some point dogs and cats will start to become "institutionalized" and it's almost impossible to adopt them out. When I was looking for a dog I came across this BC that had been at a shelter for 4 years. She sounded like a very sweet girl and may have been a good fit, but after 4 years...it would have been like taking her from an actual home.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:31 PM
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Here's an animal sanctuary that not only takes dogs and cats, but horses, ducks and just about any animal that is on its way to "no good". These people operate on a farm and are 100% privately funded. They have a renowned animal communicator and attending one of their communication courses is an inexplicable nature experience. The founder lives on the premises. Their facility looks more like a hotel than a shelter in some spots. Little couches, furniture, etc for the animals. They have this huge deck to their main building where, on any given good weather day, cats lounge on lounge chairs and other donated outdoor furniture. Several times a year they have dinner theater shows to raise money.

They are often "full" as you mention, but they also have a network of smaller groups that they work with, give vouchers to for fostering etc. Earlier this year, I found myself caring for two cats belonging to an elderly man who had to go to a nursing home. His sister is a witch and just as soon would have had those animals cornered and euthanized on the spot. I contacted them and they helped to find a permanent home for them within two weeks.

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Old 11-05-2006, 10:08 PM
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I find it extremely hard to believe that the organization has never had to euthanize due to either animal or human aggression, unless it has a closed door intake policy.


No questions asked? So how do you know what went wrong and why the dog was returned?
We do not have a closed door policy and no we have never had to PTS a dog because of aggresstion.

Because 9 times out of 10 the person tells us why without us asking. The other one we wouldn't know.
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:14 PM
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The "no-kill" shelters around here will either return them to the previous owners or ship them off to kill shelters to take care of them. A true "no-kill" is a pipe-dream.
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