i don't give a shit if folks import dogs from the high kill US shelters..i have done it myself on occasion. i sometmes feel a need to help a helpless dog from down there so once in a while i do help a few.
BUT...Anyone who brings in a shit load of deathrow dogs one day and is unloading them at an adoption event the next day is unethical and quite frankly incredibly rescue stupid.
dogs are not innocent peices of meat to be flogged carelessly away with good intentions...that is how they ended up on deathrow in the first place.
they are living, breathing, feeling souls. they deserve the respect and the effort to do the job of re-homing them well.
so i am telling you right up front..do not get sucked into the sad stories, the pictures of horror..the utter heartbreak of what some of these animals have had to live thru. ask one simple question of any rescue that has them..when did they arrive from the states, and then do the math..how many days later is their adoption?
cuz if they are doing the mexican jumping bean run..on a plane, off a plane, into brand new home..those dogs are getting flipped from the frying pan into the fire and flipping dogs is not even close to rescue...it is just fucking them up even more.
there are 4 basic steps to rescue.
1. rescue the animal
2. identifiy and meet the emotional, physical and mental needs of the animal.
3.find an adoptive home that will continue to meet the physical, emotional and mental needs of the animal.
4.take the animal back immediately with no excuses if you get it wrong.
and good luck following thru with steps 1-4 if you are unloading a plane on friday with several dozen dogs and rehoming them at an adoption event on saturday..you just seriously screwed up a bunch of really helpless and deserved far better,...dogs.
i truly hate stupid people in rescue...i hate them more than the abusers and neglecters..because they bullshit themselves and everyone else and pretend they are doing good.
don't ever lie to the animals....may god send you to hell forever if you do.