considering all the flack over what i just wrote...
Carol · Feb. 8, 2008
i am in all fairness going to write an opposing view (except i will write it in a non personal, respectful manner)
i read the post below with interest. it must be exhausting, frustrating and disheartening to sometimes feel like the last or only resort for so many. but my personal experiences are different, i have always found breed specific rescues to try their very best. and sometimes there are reasons behind the decisions they have to make.
consider the bully breed rescues whose mandates are to revive the breed back into the good graces of society. some have decided the best way to approach this is only to rescue the very best representatives of the breed. they will probably concentrate on rock solid and re-homable dogs and since their mandate clearly states this, it should not be too much of a surprize.
consider also the breed rescues who are not regisistered societies. they maybe rescue one or two dogs from their homes while they raise their human families. they may not have the resources or time or experience to invest in a very difficult dog and so they choose to help the ones that they can reasonably hope to re-home fairly soon.
finally consider the dogs themselves. if rescue is the best possible resource for educated and careful re-homing. do not the perfect dogs deserve the same care and expertise as the not so perfect ones? does this not protect them in the future?
an interesting discussion thx for bringing it up.
(gee...after that more balanced perspective...i might just have to change my mind)