|Barked: Mon Jun 30, '08 10:14pm PST |
|We have done such a great Job in spneutering our dogs, that many AR shelters are now having to import dogs from other countries in order to keep up with demand for small dogs!!!!
Are you surprised? I was for sure. I feel that instead of importing dogs, they should have closed a few of their shelters that were no longer needed.
The AR movement really did do a super job in getting people to alter their dogs, which eliminated many unwanted litters from being dumped off at the local shelter. I commend their efforts totally. However my good feelings towards their hard work get cloudy when i hear They have imported 14 thousand dogs from Puerto Rico alone in the last 7 years.
They import "rescue" from numerous countries including Taiwan, Mexico, Korea and many others. Some talk people who they know will be vacationing in other countries to bring back small dogs and call it feel good spiritual names like "angel flights" The do good tourist then turns the dog(s) over to the rescue who in turn sells it for 200 to 500 dollars to an American.
Unfortunately they are not just importing dogs, they are in fact importing unwanted things, like rabies, fungies ect. parasites.
Am I alone here in feeling that people importing dogs to sell from shelters are wronging Americans by not telling them where their new pet came from? Wronging Americans by bringing in diseased dogs. We are seeing reintroductions of diseases thought to be eradicated, as well as introduction's to new diseases not previously known to exist here in America.
In my opinion, we need to open our eyes to what is going on, and actually do something about it. Importation of dogs for sale by humane societies and the like is dangerous, and deceptive.
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