the real reason i like doing my own kind of rescue instead of hitching up with someone else is...i can pretty much do what i think is right. i don't have to follow someone elses rules, policies and procedures..i don't have to be stuck in some kind of pre-formed box that sometimes by its very existence gets in the way of helping animals.
so today i get a call and the message says...can you call me back about getting another pet?
and i have that sinking feeling..this doesn't sound good..who is exactly getting a new pet..the caller or me?
apparently it was me.
anyway..i did go thru the process and asked all of the proper questions cuz i needed the full, unadulterated story on why "i" might "want" another "pet."
so here it is in a nutshell...
a senior couple on a very limited income have just lost their home. the bank sold it. they have to move by the middle of march and they happen to have an 8 and a half yr old husky who is blind and diabetic. they can't find a rental that will allow them to bring the dog unless they pay a whopping extra pet damage deposit of between 600-800 bucks...they can barely meet the rents out there with their combined pensions and certainly do not have that kind of extra dough after just losing their home. they have had the dog since she was a pup and i am told she is their princess...so they are looking for a kind and safe place for their blind and diabetic senior large husky to go.
yeah ok...good luck with that.
so i am thinking..why the hell should they have to lose an old wrecked dog that they happen to love? and why the hell should their blind old wrecked princess have to lose her home where she is loved?
lets just break three hearts over 6 or 8 hundred lousy bucks?
so i am thinking..i don't see why i can't pass the proverbial hat around and see if anyone is willing and able to help keep this family together..i can't use saints existing donated funds because this is a bit out of our mandate and i don't have donors specific permission for this.
but i can ask if anyone would like to help me start a specific help this dog and family fund to keep them together.
anyway..don't anyone send any money yet..i am still thinking about this....and we have to ascertain some pretty specific things first....like is this dog in a really good home that has just fallen on some really hard times?
i just wondered what other folks thought? to me it seems a practical solution..but i sure as shit know that this is not something that rescues normally do.