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13 years 3 weeks ago #33436 by Morgana
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venom84... wow! It's great that you can give these dogs the attention they need in order to find a forever home. Sad that people don't think through the committment required, before they actually get a pet though.

I donate financially to a local animal shelter, because I just can't afford, emotionally, to actually help out there... I'd be coming home with a new critter every day.

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13 years 3 weeks ago #33454 by Envy
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Morgana wrote:

I donate financially to a local animal shelter, because I just can't afford, emotionally, to actually help out there... I'd be coming home with a new critter every day.


A friend of mine pretty much *does* come home with a new critter every day! Her mother works at a local animal shelter and grabs all sorts back. First it starts off as fostering..And then the kids all whine that they want to keep the pet so they do..

Result? Their house is completely overrun by a multitude of pets. :P Parrots, kittens, puppies, dogs, rabbits..Everything. :woohoo:

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13 years 3 weeks ago #33457 by black_magnolia
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Envy wrote:

Their house is completely overrun by a multitude of pets. :P Parrots, kittens, puppies, dogs, rabbits..Everything. :woohoo:


Wow! I hope your friend has a lot of space for all those animals. :P
Animal hoarding is a pretty bad problem, but I assume your friend isn't a hoarder in that negative sense when their mom works for a shelter...

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13 years 3 weeks ago - 13 years 3 weeks ago #33460 by Envy
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black_magnolia wrote:

Wow! I hope your friend has a lot of space for all those animals. :P
Animal hoarding is a pretty bad problem, but I assume your friend isn't a hoarder in that negative sense when their mom works for a shelter...


Ahh..My mother worked there for a bit managing finances and she told me anyone from any of the departments there would basically get first pick of any of the animals that needed a home. >.< So all of the purebreeds, unique, expensive or young pets etc. would be gone in a flash due to workers.

It is a bit unfair and you know that it'll be the same in all of the shelters, but if the pets get a home, well..A home is a home. Plus workers often bring their pets into work with them to interact with all the other animals there/keep them company and they all generally get free vet checks regularly too (vet comes in for a day to check the animals, everyone sticks their pet in front of the vet whilst they're there etc.), so the health of the pets is pretty good even when everyone has a million of them.

I guess it helps with reducing overcrowding as well and all the food is generally donated (with donations being increasingly small during the last few years) so that's another problem gone if pets are being re-homed quickly..
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13 years 3 weeks ago #33465 by black_magnolia
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Envy wrote:

Ahh..My mother worked there for a bit managing finances and she told me anyone from any of the departments there would basically get first pick of any of the animals that needed a home. >.< So all of the purebreeds, unique, expensive or young pets etc. would be gone in a flash due to workers.

It is a bit unfair and you know that it'll be the same in all of the shelters, but if the pets get a home, well..A home is a home. Plus workers often bring their pets into work with them to interact with all the other animals there/keep them company and they all generally get free vet checks regularly too (vet comes in for a day to check the animals, everyone sticks their pet in front of the vet whilst they're there etc.), so the health of the pets is pretty good even when everyone has a million of them.

I guess it helps with reducing overcrowding as well and all the food is generally donated (with donations being increasingly small during the last few years) so that's another problem gone if pets are being re-homed quickly..


I agree. A home is a home.

I think the people that work in shelters here don't really adopt so many animals that they get.
My opinion is based on just watching the web pages with the animals up for adoption. I saw a load of purebreeds (even purebreed puppies) being on the website for months before they got adopted. Maybe people here just aren't so fond of adopting animals yet. Don't know how to explain it otherwise... :huh:

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13 years 1 week ago #33701 by Venom84
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So,i must be very nice or very mad,i have not made my mind up yet.. :P

I have just applied to take in and foster 2 siberian husky puppies,a male and female..

I hope i my application gets passed.. :)

I'm going to live my life the best i can and how i want to, and if no one likes it i don't care..Lifes too short..xx

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