we are full. the staff and i are stressed...too many special needs animals hitting the wall, we have stretched to the max with animals in every single available space we can configure somewhere.
add some really sick animals, some hard hitting expected and unexpected deaths...mix in the normal summer donation dry drought that doesn't allow for increasing staffing hours and volunteer vacations/holidays...equals not a great time for us.
we have a very specific mandate...senior and special needs animals..(or animals destined for the dinner plate).
yesterday arrived a gorgeous, sweet tempered, little 2 yr old brown and white pom from a northern rescue. when I said we would take her, I was told she was a diabetic. it was then discovered she wasn't diabetic, just not house trained, but sent her anyway.
sweet dog....I already love her..but really? we are overflowing with sick and ancient dogs and more trying to get in every day and a rescue can't handle one tiny, adorably sweet, house peeing dog...she is so very unadoptable she just had to come our way?
note to everyone...we will kill ourselves to step up and stand by every single animal we possibly can...but don't take advantage of us, don't abuse our blood, sweat and tears in doing one of the hardest kinds of rescue....please don't try to send us animals who really don't need to be here. there are other more appropriate rescues who take these not so wrecked ones.
saints welcomes Dee....not her fault she is not anywhere near as wrecked as she was supposed to be.
sigh...anyone know anyone looking for a young, beautiful, healthy, gentle and sweet peeing pom?