German Shepherd Rescue have 2 dogs in real need of homes...

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13 years 9 months ago #14280 by Birman Babe
The relative can no longer care for them and they have been sent to the pound, which we all no can be a "road to nowhere land". The pound is aware homes are trying to be found for them. Anyone?
Here is the link....
http://www.gsdrescue.org.nz/homes-needed.html
Dogs 691 & 692

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13 years 9 months ago #219878 by L Plates
Lets hope that these two lovely looking animals have the same good fortune as Nero the black labrador - since Hestia posted his plight. (Well done Hestia)

They might stand a better chance if they can be rehomed individually rather than together. Fingers crossed.

LP

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13 years 9 months ago #219885 by Birman Babe
They dont have to be homed together...better apart than not at all :-(
Neros new owner was actually found for us by Lab Rescue in Auckland...thanks to them for all their help..

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13 years 9 months ago #219920 by Hestia
I did actually mail one of those rescues some years ago and told that I would like to have a dog,,never got any reply and mailed them again a year later and still no reply,,did they think that I am that foreign so I would eat them? hahaha

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13 years 9 months ago #223469 by Birman Babe
Not a happy update.
Unfortunately these 2 dogs "ran out of time" and have been put to sleep.
Geez, hearing this has left a huge aching hole in my pit of my stomach this morning :-(

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13 years 9 months ago #223476 by L Plates
That is so sad.

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13 years 9 months ago #223506 by ronnie
A bit like the Rottie on the Animal show the other night. Seems he fell off the back of the ute, SPCA took him in for the 5 days, no one came and claimed him, so that was the end of him too.

Very sad all round :( :(

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13 years 9 months ago #223549 by L Plates
I think it was a bit different for the Rottie - he had behaviour issues and also injuries so he was never put up for adoption. The German Shepherds didn't have these problems. Nevertheless the outcome was still the same. Such a shame.

LP

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13 years 9 months ago #223684 by The Kats Place
Thats so sad. I wish I could take more but feel I need to do right by the wee lady I did rehome. Love her to bits but she is very needy and another dog would be difficult for her to accept. If you ever get a boxer my son would be keen.

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13 years 9 months ago #223704 by Dream Weaver
Yes it is very sad that these 2 GS didn't find homes. Its just so so sad that there are just so many animals out there in dire need for a good home. I am sure if anyone could have taken 1 or both of these dogs they would have done in a heartbeat, but we also have to be realistic and think about taking on another animal, we have to ask ourselves questions like can we afford another animal,Have we got the time that may be needed to settle an animal in, and the ability to be honest enough to say when enough is enough. don't get me wrong I feel for these and any other dogs out there on death row, but there is and sadly always will be too many animals for people with good loving homes.
Wouldn't it be wonderful for people to take on animals they know they will keep for a lifetime, i know there are some reasons like illness when things change and things like this are out of a persons control. I get angry with those who will get a pup or kitten and keep it only till the "cute" factor has worn off.
I know an old lady not far from us who has for YEARS tirelessly and lovingly catches kittens and cats that are constantly dumped and looks after them and tries to find homes for them. she is elderly and on the pension and takes these kittens to the vets to be spayed etc and pays the never ending bill off bit by bit on a weekly basis. She is besotted by cats and kittens and would never turn one away. She has told me on many occasions how she is getting tierd and its so frustrating to find all these unloved kittens a home, and just when she thinks she has got them all homed, the next kitten season comes and it starts all over again. But this lady will never give up her fight to give these kittens a chance at a good life. Thank goodness there are people like her in this world, but what a shame she will always be needed, as if humans learnt to not dump unwanted animals, with no care for thier future. Special ladies like this lady would be able to relax and enjoy her own pets and have alot less stress.

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13 years 9 months ago #223708 by Birman Babe
I understand that there are never enough people able to take on rescue dogs but I just keep on trying, with great success most times. These 2 were mother & son so they have gone to the rainbow bridge together. They were living in the pound and that wouldnt have been a nice experience for them. Human beings have a lot to answer for dont they????

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13 years 9 months ago #223816 by L Plates
BB - I think the fact that they have gone to "rainbow bridge together" is a pretty poor consolation as I am sure you will agree.

What I find disturbing is that you hear stories of animals that are found in horrendous conditions and sometimes near to death - eg Eve, the dog that was starved for several weeks and had to struggle to survive against all the odds. And then is inudated with people offering a home.

Yet on the other hand you get what seems to be two perfectly healthy, beautifull German Shepherds and they get put to sleep simply because no one wants them within the time frame allocated.

I agree "Human beings have a lot to answer for"

Please don't think I am having a go at you, I am not. It is obvious to me that you care very much. Its just difficult to accept that this sort of thing happens.

LP

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13 years 9 months ago #223817 by Birman Babe
LP, I've been involved in animal welfare/rescue for many years now & its damm heartbreaking at times. Some humans are bags of sh*t & the court system for
animals abusers is just a joke. There are many fantastic natured dogs which are put to sleep in pounds all around the country. Unfortunately each council appears to have their own rules with rehoming these dogs. When I was doing SPCA work (wont say which branch) we used to swap our non-rehomable dogs with rehomeable ones but many council just arent interested. Places like Manukau City/Waitakere have soooo many dogs to contend with and even my little town of Paeroa has a bad record when it comes to dog owners. Its not the dogs; its the people who own them. Many pedigree dogs can be helped out by the specific breed rescue team but the xbred dogs have nobody. . Changes need to be made, but it will never happen unfortunately.

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13 years 9 months ago #223826 by Dream Weaver
Agree people do have alot to answer for and its just so heartwrenchingly sad alot of the time. We just I guess have to be grateful that at least some are saved and go to good caring homes.
Your right BB it will never end which is so sad. My sister who died worked for the SPCA she saw many an animal put to sleep because time had run out.

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