Some say it is easier to adopt a child than it is to adopt a dog from a rescue. Now whether you believe this or not, I have to say, there is a good reason for it.
The rescue I volunteer with checks references, does a house check, and does home trials before anyone is allowed to officially adopt a dog. You may be asking why a rescue would go through all of that. Isn’t the point to get the dogs adopted into a home?
Well, that is partially true. Yes, the rescues want to get the dogs adopted, but they want the dogs adopted into a good home.
After reading an article a couple days ago, I became furious! I read an article about a woman in New Port Richey that saw a dachshund in her neighbor’s yard, whimpering with blood coming from its mouth. She ran over to help the dog, and the person in the house where the dog was came out with a broom. It appeared she had been beating the dog on the head with the broom until it bled. As the neighbor tried to save the little dog, the dog “owner” came after her with the broom, and dug her nails into the person’s back to try and get the dog.
This is only ONE story of many that is in our area alone. There are so many more about abuse and neglect. Things like this are the reasons that rescues are so careful to make placements.
I have to say, when I saw this article about this woman, who, last I heard was in jail with a $5,300 bond, I became angry and wanted the same thing to happen to her.
The rescues help these dogs by pulling them out of kill shelters, owner surrenders, or situations like this in which a dog needs help. They do not want the dog to end up in an abusive situation. It breaks my heart that this poor helpless dog was being attacked by something as big as Godzilla next to it. That must take courage to beat a defenseless dog.
Next time you feel it is hard to adopt from a rescue, please understand they are the dogs advocate and want nothing more than that dog to have a home it deserves. No dog deserves the home where it is abused.