This is the story of Kayla, a dog who went from dog fight bait, to homeless NYC street dog, to almost being euthanized in Miami Dade Animal Services, but eventually ended up living happily-ever-after on the Jersey Shore.
When most people think of "rescue," they think of shelters and all-breed rescue groups, both of which save as many animals as they can - both mixed and pure breed. Often, when a person wants a particular breed of dog instead of a mix, they automatically turn to a breeder or a pet store, not realizing there is another option. Purebred rescue groups tend to be run by people with a passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, a specific breed. These groups can provide expertise and assistance to anyone seeking a dog of a particular breed, but many people don't even know they exist.
These posts are about rescue in general and my experiences starting and working in a purebred rescue group.
This is a question for anyone successfully involved in rescuing animals, regardless of animal type and whether working with a rescue group, with a shelter or independently. If someone asked you to give a speech or write a blog post or write a book about how to start doing what you do, plus some key […]
WSBTV in Atlanta aired the following expose’ regarding the Humane Society of the United States. Apparently, they’ve removed it from their website after pressure from HSUS and they’ve posted a clarification. Note the clarification only addresses one small piece of the story. Apparently, the rest of the story stands.
One thing that took me by surprise when I founded NYC Shiba Rescue, was how often people would ask me "What’s wrong with Shibas? Why do they need to be rescued?" At every event Snickers and I attended representing NYCSR, numerous people would ask this! What’s wrong with them? I didn’t even understand the question […]
We’ve now been accused of scamming people to make money on their dogs. About a week ago, I received the following email. (Please forgive the horrid spelling and grammar. I’m posting it all as I received it.) I just received a six month old Shiba Ina from a Ohio breeder last Thursday. The dog will […]