German Shepherd Dog > Poor Decisions By Gsd Foster Home (35 replies)
Poor Decisions By Gsd Foster Home
by ggturner on 08 August 2011 - 16:41
|Poor decisions on the part of a foster home jeopardizes the life of a gsd:|
by ggturner on 08 August 2011 - 16:44
|You can help by signing the petition to save this dog's life:|
by momosgarage on 08 August 2011 - 17:33
|Not sure of the exact circumstances, however, its funny how today any dog bite that draws blood means "vicious dog", unless the dog is under 20lbs. I read the story and it seems to me the foster pulled apart two fighting dogs and got bit in the process. What was he supposed to do, let them fight it out? When I was a kid people got nipped all the time by various dogs and no one thought a thing about it, Blood drawn or no blood. I know, I know, INSURANCE, but in most cases we are talking urgent care stitches, not maulings. If super stressed out dogs cannot have reactions like this every once in a while, when being supervised by an inexperienced handler, soon we will only be allowed to own yorkies.|
Not that this would be a good thing, but big dog owners should go OUT OF THIER WAY to report small dog bites, to skew the larger numbers used to discriminate against large breeds. But I have read insurance companies already know "friendly looking breeds", "popular breeds" and "small dogs" generate just as many bites as GSD etc and don't want to upset the larger customer base that owns the above dog profiles
by Duderino on 08 August 2011 - 18:31
|The best thing about this article is the fact that it is objective and does not point fingers or take sides. It's factual responsible journalism, no personal opinions, no agenda. Too many times these days paper as well as internet, radio and television journalists seem to think their personal opinion is supposed matters and supersedes the simple reporting of the story. There is no such thing as honest reporting anymore, everything's an editorial.|
The way I see it, several things went wrong here first, the vet that neutered the dog was irresponsible and seems was more interested in getting the fee for a surgery. Second, the rescue that accepted ownership of this dog should never have placed it with this "foster home". Third, the "foster parent" that took this dog to a dog park is a moron, enough said. Fourth, DOG PARKS SUCK, again,,,,,,,enough said. This is purely a case of the poor animal ownership/management skills that are so prevalent in today's America. This animal was doomed from the get go, probably a backyard breeding that was sold to an inexperienced, overestimated pet home, dumped on a shelter's doorstep because someone was allergic or they were moving and the first answer to all of his "conditions" was to snip off his scrotum and cut a pack of dogs loose on him. Then before any further bonding or relationship building was done, let him run around with existing family members at home and get him (and "Foster" Brooks) chewed up. Maybe a copy of The Monks or a subscription to German Shepherd Quarterly can help,,,no wait, go to Uncle Eddie's website and ask his forum, I hear Eddie's a genius and might have a video for you. Too bad for the dog.
by Gemini on 08 August 2011 - 21:23
I agree Duderino about the jounalist. Her goal is the dogs life. That is why she is writing this story. Not reporting the dog bite but designed to save the dog. No need for her to do any finger pointing that is what the PDB is for lol.
by starrchar on 09 August 2011 - 00:42
|This poor dog was set up for failure. What were they thinking??? I signed the petition.|
by Judy P on 09 August 2011 - 00:52
|I signed as well and offered to take this dog into our program for proper rehab and rehoming.|
by hunger4justice on 09 August 2011 - 05:34
|Please email each of the Board of Directors with your reasoned plea to save this dog's life. Here are the emails:|
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Eva.Hartig@gmail.com, LoryRosenberg@cs.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Sandybulson@hotmail.com
by momosgarage on 09 August 2011 - 15:35
|Keep this topic going. It needs to be at the top of active posts for others to see it, read it and take action. I have posted on idiotic rescues here before and this is no different. Hopefuly people taking action can get this dog into the hands of someone with real experience.|
by texaspeg49 on 09 August 2011 - 15:41
|I signed the petition and wrote to the board members. Anyone heard how it's going today? I can't understand how they come to the conclusion about Alex. He wasn't given a half of a chance. He's beautiful. Why does he have to pay the ultimate price for someone else's incompetence? Sign if you haven't, write letters if you can. Thanks to the ones who started this and the others who are keeping it going.|
by hunger4justice on 09 August 2011 - 16:08
by eichenluft on 09 August 2011 - 16:48
|I signed the petition and also e-mailed the rescue board with my offer to take this dog in for foster or my own rescue/rehome. I have not received a response. I hope they will at least take the offers they are getting to take this dog off their hands into consideration.|
by RedDoor on 09 August 2011 - 17:01
|This is ridiculous, one dumb decision after another. This shouldnt even be an issue because none of this should ever even have happened..... How are these people even approved to foster?? Seriously..|
Anyway, I have signed and passed it in to those in my area. Hopefully it all works out well
by Keith Grossman on 09 August 2011 - 17:30
|Alex's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1138495310&ref=nf_fr#!/groups/183283791737964/|
by starrchar on 10 August 2011 - 22:02
by hunger4justice on 11 August 2011 - 14:41
|ALEX WAS SCHEDULED TO DIE TODAY. There has been a reprieve of sorts, but Anne Arundal County Animal Control has not been very nice to those that have tried to intercede to save this dog that was put in so many unfair circumstances. |
PLEASE...email the members of the '"rescue" organizations (see above for a list, you can cut and paste it into the recipient portion of your email)!!! Also email the County Executive firstname.lastname@example.org
to let him know the world is watching how they treat an animal that was put in so many untenable situations after being dragged from California and put through surgery and confronted by aggressive dogs all at the hads of his "rescuers."
TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
There is a candelight vigil if you are living near Arundal County, see the facebook page.
by momosgarage on 11 August 2011 - 14:59
|Was there an administrative hearing already? If so, who attended it to defend the dog?|
by starrchar on 13 August 2011 - 14:10
Based on the info on Alex's FB page (kindly shared by Keith), it looks like Alex is safe for now, but his fate is yet to be determined. Someone is trying to set up a fund for Alex's "defense". I am still baffled at how a rescue group could allow something like this to happen.
by hunger4justice on 13 August 2011 - 14:19
|Can everyone at least email both the board of the rescue group (I posted their emails above), EMAIL the County Executive at email@example.com and call the Board of Appeals at (410) 222-1119 a and animal control at (410) 222-8900 and post on their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AACAnimalControljleopold@aacounty.org|
None of that costs any money, but just a moment in time to let them know we are watching.
by Bhaugh on 13 August 2011 - 18:28
|This wont be a favorable response but everyone is condemming the rescue on the act of this one dog. As a previous rescue owner you do the best you can for the dog. Remember we really dont know what happened because like everything else, people spin a story to plead for their cause. I agree that on the surface it looks bad but the only person who really knows what happened is the foster person. Most foster people Ive dealt with have limited experience. Its so hard these days to even find people to sign up to be a foster person. The truth is this person made a horrible mistake and I dont about you guys but I do make them myself.|
LA County has a HUGE turn over of shepherds and most dont make it out. The rescued cared enough to get the dog out and get the dog to them. And a bite is a bite. Ive answered pleas from this board offering to help out because what was typed from the poster seemed that the dog could be worked with. Then as more information comes to light, which was left out of the original posting, I have to rethink taking the dog in. The bottom line for any rescue is a lawsuit. I know dogs at the shelter that should have never left and had the shelter been HONEST with me from the beginning the dog would have not be rescued.
I hate to see stories like this because everyone jumps the bandwagon for the dogs side. I agree that there are rescues that really dont have any business taking in dogs if they dont have experience. Ive dealt with more than my share of them. But this rescue has been around for awhile and I for one would want to know the facts of the case from the rescue itself before trying to slam their name.