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  •  oh, you mean the aspca that refused to treat (0+ / 0-)

    one of my rescued dogs because i didn't have cash in my hand or a credit card to give them?  i offered the nasty "manager" over ten grand worth of rubies, emeralds and more (i had just made a major purchase at the gift center and was cash poor at that exact moment my dog was in severe crisis.

    his answer was for me to go give the dog to their "adoption" facility - turn him over - and they would pay to treat him.  i raced over there to do it to keep him alive, however, by the time i ran back to the truck, he had died from what we later found out was a heart tumor.  totally unexpected for a 1 1/2 yr old apparently healthy dog!

    when i tried to go speak to the head of the aspca the same day, the manager came in and told me to get out - threatened to call the police if i didn't leave the premises.

    that didn't work. i sat quietly and asked to speak to the head.  his secretary came down, i related (quietly and professionally) what had transpired and told her that i would never donate to the aspca again (as i had many times before) because when MY dog needed help in an emergency, we were turned away.

    about two months later, the sf group had their big fundraiser called the "bark and wine" dinner... it happened to be in the giftcenter where i worked as a wholesale rep.  i waited.  when i found someone who was an officer of the aspca, (yes, i crashed their party), i told her what had happened.  she said "wait here!" and found the head and brought him over for me to share the story again.  his response was that it would never happen again.  why not?  because, they fired the manager - right after this happened.  am i sure i am the reason? no.  but i like to think that my persistance helped.  (along with the head of the s.f. animal control head who was absolutely livid about what happened and was friends with the head of the aspca - and who called him in my presence to let him know how gucci poochie and i had been turned away.

    i've rescued over 65 dogs (almost another one today until he finally ran back under his own fenced yard), i've had many rescues - both mixed and purebreed.  that ANY smug idiot tries to tell me what i can and can not have has a real problem.  if this keeps up, then perhaps a bit closer look into the rescue organizations that demand payment for adoption (against their 501c status).  there is such a maniacal effort by some rescues to get "dogs" these days that they go outside states and across the country to pick up dogs that are then misrepresented as being the breed that particular rescue is supposed to be saving.

    dogs - money - yep - and, when i say the breeders aren't the ones making it, then who is?

    just sayin...

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:28:51 AM PST

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    •  you're right (0+ / 0-)

      the AKC does no wrong when they lobby against chaining up dogs all day every day, i.e. torture.  or how they lobby against dogs kept in cages like farm pigs, i.e. torture.

      look over there!  aspca!

      Stop Prohibition, Start Harm Reduction

      by gnostradamus on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 05:08:23 AM PST

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