Angus,Garfie & Dewar
Copyright 2020 J.M. "Mac" MacDonald
Rescues want Control...not Final Homes.
Rescues are responsible for people shopping rather than adopting.
Do not blame Shoppers,Rescues...You people are the Problem.
Is this really what you want to support?
Your Donations to Rescues are giving them the luxury
of keeping animals out of Real Forever Homes
supporting a Scheme to take control of Pet Ownership.
I am glad I figured out the Scheme by attempting to deal with them...I now explain it to others who provide Real Homes.
No Kill & a Return Policy does nothing but encourage irresponsible Ownership.
Being kept alive does not equal living.
Real forever homes do not return animals under any circumstances
they do not expect others to support their pets.
The best of those Homes also make sure to have legal arrangements in place to protect their pets from ending up in Shelters or even worse ending up back at a Rescue.
A Rescue Return Policy is all the proof needed that they want Control not Final Homes.
Rescues want People & Houses they can control for the lifetime of the animal.
Open Admission Shelters are available for the type of people who surrender/return animals.
Wondering where all the Animals are that used to be available for Public Adoption?
Rescues have them & they are not up for Adoption.
Rescues Cause Shopping.
The #AdoptDontShop Mantra is ludicrous coming from Rescues.
If you want to help animals get adopted,
donate to local reputable Shelters where the Public can view/meet them & offer real forever homes not controlled by Rescues.
If you adopt from a Shelter,make sure they are giving up Ownership of the animal to you.
(My local OSPCA confirmed they do.)
If you do for some reason put up with Rescues,
make sure to have your Lawyer review any Foster/Adoption Applications/Contracts before signing.
Review the Liability Section & Definition of Owner under DOLA.
I have seen a couple of Foster Applications so far with a Waiver of Liability for the Rescue...
Nice try but both Rescue & Foster Home are Owners & Liable under DOLA.
Ottawa Dog Rescue
It would not surprise me if All Ontario Rescues are trying to pull this Waiver of Liability stunt.
They all share Liability w/Foster Home.
Make sure you have sole Ownership of the Animal after Adoption & the Rescue does not retain the Right to enter your Home for any reason or retain any type of legal hold on the animal.
Leave Bequests to Shelters not Rescues.
Brockville SPCA has a wonderful setup for their animals due in part to a Bequest I was told.
I have changed my own Estate Plans.
Think of all the improvements that could be made at Shelters with the money being thrown at Rescues which is giving them Control of animals.
Rescues are not Shelters that put animals up for Adoption to the Public
I was sponsoring at
Bullies in Need
when I received an email from a well known
American Dog Owner,
asking if I was giving BIN money for a certain dog.
I asked this person if they had offered that dog a home...
they said ask the Rescue about that.
I did...they ignored me...I cancelled my Sponsorship.
I had planned on offering a forever home to one of those dogs
until I received that email.
I realized then that Rescues are all about the Rescuers not the dogs.
I was giving
a monthly donation for a certain type of dog.
(Possibly at risk due to BSL)
I later offered them a Foster Home for that type of dog.
They did not follow up on that offer.
Their Website said they would show people how to integrate dogs & cats...but had allowed a Rescue dog to kill a cat & not just any 🐈.
No trick to that
simply common sense which apparently you lack.
I was later told by
under New Management
that no such dog had been in the care of the Rescue when they were taking money from me.
I was contacted by a Vet who was doing some work for
Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue
who told me they needed a Foster Home by a certain date.
I said I would offer a home,provide Contact Info but would not chase them.
No,I do not need to apply to a Rescue to offer my home & take on the Legal Liability of Fostering.
They were told of the Vet`s message
after a number of emails explaining to them that they had to prearrange a phone call,
they finally made a commitment to call but failed to place the call.
"...I'll call you before 8am tomorrow...
Julie Hearty & Allison Shalla
Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue"
asking if all their Adoptions required Fenced yards...I already knew the answer...wanted to see if they would respond...they did not.
My Lab came from a Reputable Breeder because of Rescue Stupidity like this.
This Rescue appears to be collecting dogs from all over but restricts "Adoptions" to GTA.
A Reputable Breeder told me that in 25 years of placing dogs,
only once was a fenced yard required due to the needs of the person not the dog.
I have a fenced yard but my home was not going to be offered to any Rescue insisting on a fenced yard.
They simply are not necessary.
Safe With Us
and asked a question about their Policies.
I was told by someone who had dealt with them that they were not as arrogant as other Ontario Rescues.
Their response to me...
Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 9:13 PM
"May I ask why you are enquiring about our adoption policies?"
My Response to Debbie...
"Yes you may.
I want to know what your Adoption Policies are in order to decide whether I want to consider adopting from your Rescue."
Debbie did not bother getting back to me about their Policies.
I got back to
Not So Safe With Us
later that year after getting my dog.
"Aug 16, 2017, 2:27 PM
In case you were thinking of eventually answering my question,don`t bother."
My Home was made available as a Foster Home to Ontario Rescues
from approx 2009 to July 2017
That is when I got my dog from a Reputable Breeder not a Rescue.
She has a forever home...a real forever home.
A Volunteer with a Rescue told me if I would apply to adopt a dog that had already had one TPLO Surgery,
the Rescue (meaning the Public) would foot the Bill if a 2nd TPLO was needed.
I know the cost of a 2x TPLO,
I had to borrow money for my dog or put her down.
If Rescues are suckering the Public for money for dogs/cats supposedly already adopted,
then they are not only running a Scheme to Control Pet Ownership...
they are running a Scam.
Real forever homes pay their own Veterinary Bills
may have to put animals down for financial reasons if they do not have Insurance.
Even with Insurance that is a possibility in a Real Forever Home
Life in the real World...Rescues.
I believe that is part of the Rescue scheme & the reason Rescues want control of animals.
No Rescue nonsense required for my dog,just a pleasant 2 way Conversation.
I had every intention of offering a real forever home to a Rescue Dog when I found a dog I wanted
but Rescues are a major problem for animals needing homes.
Rescue is all about Control of Animal Ownership.
Support Shelters (if possible) where animals truly are up for Adoption.
(OSPCA & Humane Societies)
*There are few animals available for adoption to the Public now because of Rescues collecting them.*
Find an animal needing a home before a Rescue gets a hold of it.
Check Kijiji for Owners rehoming/surrendering an animal,keep your ears open,ask around.
To Owners who surrender ill or elderly pets to Shelters...best case they will be put down...worse case,"saved" by a Rescue in the nick of time.
That is not the kinder option for a pet...they deserve to be put down by your Vet with you by their side.
That is a forever home & the kindest option for them.
Consider not getting a pet if you are the type who would give them up at any point in their life.
There are no perfect dogs or cats,homes or "best" matches despite what Rescues believe.
But there are Perfect Owners...they are called Forever Owners.
Some may live in houses with fenced yards,some may be homeless on the street.
(Until death do you part)
Do not give Rescues control over Pet Ownership.
A Vet may know of an accidental litter or an animal needing a home.
Support Reputable Dog Breeders
(A personal choice for some & perhaps the only choice in the future because of Rescues)
Rescues are a bottomless pit of other people`s money which is allowing them to carry on like this.
They might exhibit some commonsense if they were using their own money or if they had a whole lot less donated money.
Past Generations who knew much more about animals would never have put up with Rescue nonsense & neither should you.
All these Real Life K9 Good Neighbours below had wonderful,fun,real forever homes.
And yes some were Farm Dogs...Farm Life is a great Life.
Absolutely no kowtowing to Rescues required.
Say No to Applications & House Inspections & Yes to Conversations.
Rescue nonsense is simply keeping dogs out of good real forever homes.
I feel very sorry for animals in the clutches of Rescues.
Against my better judgement I recently offered a Foster Home to
Sit With Me
after seeing a rather desperate plea on Social Media.
All they had to do was DM to start a chat.
They did not bother because that would take control away from them and Rescues want to be in control.
Thankfully the Public is catching on.
It is all about the Rescuers...not the animals.
Pet Owners... beware of the Rescue Scheme to control Pet Ownership.
Donors... beware of funding animals that are not truly up for Adoption to the General Public.
RESCUES...GET OVER YOURSELVES.
Retain Your Right to Choose & Own a Pet.
Support Ontario Shelters if possible.
Rescues are taking Resources away from Shelters
getting in the way of Adoptions into Real Forever Homes.
If Rescue Types get their way,
NO ONE will have a pet in their home
unless they seek & get the approval of a Rescue.
Do not give Rescues any Control over pets.