In California, rescue groups are allowed to adopt out dogs that have
(1) Failed Temperament Testing
(2) Bitten People Numerous Times
(3) Engaged in behavior that may be dangerous to people
Why? Because California law allows rescues to take dogs which have a “reasonable” chance at rehabilitation. Dogs that do not display any signs of dangerous behavior are allowed to be adopted out. The subjective nature of what is “reasonable” is apparently decided by the shelter. But do these rescues taking such dogs, have the funding to hire appropriate certified animal behaviorists or other qualified professionals? Is anything done which would track these dogs to ensure they are ACTUALLY rehabilitated? The PLAIN answer in one word: NO.
In California, and in other states, we end up with tons of re-homed dogs which basically end up not being quite as good as they could be? We know of rescues that would adopt out dogs 4-5 times over and over, mostly because the dog had horrible behavior flaws or engaged in biting. And many rescue contracts MANDATE that you give the rescue back the dog. Before you turn it in and have it killed anyway.
Instead of choosing the best dogs with good temperaments, we have extremist rescuers and shelter people who actually CHOOSE (for adopting out ) the worst dogs on PURPOSE. I don’t care if they feel “sorry” for such dogs, that is not a good reason to allow either marginal, biters, or actual aggressive dogs out.
Even the dogbiteattorney in CA, who has a lot of information, but doesn’t like certain dog breeds says that several groups or shelters and their rescues in the United States were adopting out dogs with known backgrounds amounting to vicious.
In shelters 20 years ago, it was common to uniformly eliminate most dogs rather than adopting them out. However it has now come 360 degrees around, to where just the opposite is happening and we see dogs failing temperament testing going out, inordinate amounts of time and money spent on dogs that have bitten numerous times, and tons of volunteer hours spent on dogs that don’t warrant any time. Nathan Winograd admits that some temperament testing will NOT uncover certain flaws in canines, and that other methods might be able to test but such methods are not always used.
The bottom line is that sheltering over the years has changed. In California, certainly considered a progressive state, the animal rights extremists have gained control of certain shelters, and in those areas, breeding of dogs is not only frowned upon, it’s considered blasphemy. When MSN is promoted for an ENTIRE STATE—you know the ARs have gained control somewhere in order to FINANCE the movement. And that movement is to eliminate pet ownership step by step right under our noses.
Example: Biting dogs were eliminated and not rehomed
Now: Let rescues take biting dogs, and not even follow up on proven “rehabilitation“
Example: Used to actually promote well tempered dogs from shelters
Now: Allow rescues and re-homers to promote biters, dogs returned 4 times for cause, dogs that failed temperament testing, and no mandated disclosure that dog failed temperament testing is required!!!!!!
Example: Fatal attacks for canines overall had maintained a low average per year
Now: Fatal attacks have increased substantially where 50%+ of those attacks involved:
(1) Re-homed dogs (2) shelter dogs (3) Rescued dogs
Yet, RATHER than the public being made aware that re-homed, rescued, or shelter dogs were involved in 50%+ of these fatalities, (which is astronomically HIGH considering this group of canines only make up 15-18% of 70 million dogs in US)— people are encouraged to look at TETHERED dogs as a “CAUSE” for dog bites?
DO WE ALL NEED TO BE ROCKET SCIENTISTS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON?
WHY DO WE IGNORE THE OBVIOUS AND PLAIN CIRCUMSTANCES?
The animal extremists have slowly but surely over the past 20 years–manipulated the laws, the shelters, and the PUBLIC…………with these insane statements, which are pushed by HSUS and Peta and plenty of other animal rights extremists:
(1) Don’t BUY a dog
(2) You MUST ADOPT
(3) All pet stores are EVIL
(4) All breeders are EVIL, grubsucking, greedy bastards
(5) AKC is nothing but the PLAGUE OF PUREBREDS (that’s an ISAR saying)
(6) Buying a dog causes a shelter animal to DIE
(7) We would rather see all the shelter animals die (MSN) than let people have a choice in what animal is right for them as people are stupid and think animals are PROPERTY
Their summary: If we can’t win by misrepresentation, they we will use any other devious means possible, including but not limited to fraudulent advertising, misleading shelter directors, adopting out biting dogs so people will end up hating shelter animals and not adopt them, pretending that dog breeders are the scourge of the earth and that it’s all their fault with all those “puppymilled” dogs, while we go out and BUY “puppymilled” dogs from the millers and then claim we “rescued” them from the bastards and buy 300 of them a month and rake in over $525,000 per year doing it, advertise ourselves as the largest breed specific rescue in the United States and ALSO con about 800 volunteers into donating monthly, and fleecing the stupid public in general–to where they don’t even KNOW we are doing it to them and we are all laughing behind their backs while becoming famous, advancing the AR movement, and making $$ at the same time!!!!!
There is more than one way to skin a cat! Because the AR groups thrive on misrepresentation and underhanded trickery, they have thought of negative ways to bring about shelter change by REVERSING what is normally done.
When the bad results become evident (as they have now)–they try to use “MSN” as the step to say the “shelters” aren’t working right! *(Of course they don’t work right when you do everything you can to purposely pick things that don’t work!!)
Then, when someone like us, talks about their little game in releasing quasi-dangerous dogs, and with the bite incidents going upward— according to the statistics nationwide, who would think to suspect “re-homed” dogs? We would!!
(I am one of the very few non AR attorneys who has engaged in animal rescue, worked with rescuers, attended countless events, read just about everything they ever preach, researched most of what they like to claim, and have even attended dog shows, rescue events, fund raisers, workshops, etc. I think rescued animals are a good idea IF one doesn’t try and save the worst case animals AND you place them correctly.)
THEN the ARs will say SEE—you people are NOT treating dogs correctly, and you are negligent, and you are causing dogs to bite, blah blah blah. Just watch Animal Planet to see all the BAD owners in action!!! HEY!!! I have news for everyone.
Bad owners used to proliferate even worse than they do now! There have been bad owners for centuries. .
However, according to HSUS–nearly all owners must be bad, so HSUS says they NEED to make new LAWS against people OWNING animals!!! Come on—you don’t really think PETA and HSUS will all that $$$ and trying like the dickens to keep making more of that $$$ want shelters to succeed and adopt out all the animals do you????? Be serious!!!
The shelters are nothing but a pawn to AR people!!! Shelters are what keeps that money rolling in!! Shelters, bad people, and “puppymilled” dogs!!!! Nothing but PAWNS for AR agendas.
They love to blame breeders, so that can get the shelters off the hook, then they infiltrate the shelters and pretend they know what they are doing. Then they end up adopting out bad dogs and killing all the cats. Then it’s time to introduce the NEW LAW TO PUNISH ALL THOSE BREEDERS!!!
I am afraid this is so obvious that maybe it has been overlooked????????
DOGS IN UNITED
82% are NOT “re-homed, shelter, rescued
18% are “re-homed”, shelter and rescued dogs
(Even HSUS says so)
Ask yourself WHY 50%+ of fatal attacks involve the
18% category = “re-homed” dogs?
Why are dog bites supposedly increasing so much?
Why are the majority of ARs against NO KILL?
// Below the line (re fatal attacks) is written by Fatal Dog Attacks author
According to the author of the fatal attacks book,
For nearly two decades the NCRC has investigated and analyzed fatal dog attack injuries. The NCRC has previously stated that it is impossible to determine the breed of dog by reviewing an autopsy report or photo, as no breed of dog has a particular method of attack or inflicts an exclusive type of injury.Virtually all of the claims about the unique ‘damage’ that pit bulls allegedly inflict are made by individuals or special interest groups with no knowledge or experience in analyzing fatal dog bite injuries. For this reason, the NCRC feels compelled to address these tactics and claims.
Below is a list of 15 different victims of a dog attack along with the description of the fatal wounds as listed on the autopsy report. Each victim was attacked and killed by a single dog. Each victim was killed by a different breed of dog (for a total of 15 different breeds*). Only one victim was killed by a Pit bull (or any type of bully breed).
Victim 1: Multiple penetrating wounds to the abdomen
Victim 2: Collapsed lungs, multiple wounds to the chest, partial devourment
Victim 3: Massive head and neck injuries
Victim 4: Multiple bite wounds, dismemberment
Victim 5: Extensive scalp and neck injuries
Victim 6: Multiple lacerations of scalp and neck, depressed skull fracture
Victim 7: Exsanguination from multiple bite wounds
Victim 8: Skull fracture and severe bites to upper back and face
Victim 9: Multiple penetrating wounds to back and chest
Victim 10: Severe bite wounds to the head
Victim 11: Severe bites, massive bleeding, broken facial & neck bones
Victim 12: Massive head injuries
Victim 13: Severe, multiple penetrating injuries to head and neck
Victim 14: Massive bite injuries to lower extremities, dismemberment
Victim 15: Severe scalp, facial wounds, laceration of jugular
Fifteen different breeds inflicted the fatal wounds listed above. The breeds were:
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
German Shepherd dog
Mixed breed (no discernable breed visible)
It is virtually impossible for anyone to match the breed of dog with the fatal injuries listed above – as such – claims that one breed of dog inflicts injuries unlike other breeds have no merit.
(Fatal wounds / breed matches can be obtained upon request).
* Breeds were chosen for this sample only if the breed has been involved in more than one human fatality (i.e., Airedale Terrier, Pomeranian, Jack Russell Terrier, et.al, were not used as only one human fatality has been attributed to each of these breeds in the United States).
* In the decade between 1966-1975, less than 2% of all dogs involved in fatal attacks in the United States were of the breeds which today are targeted so frequently as the solution to canine aggression, (Pit Bull or Rottweiler).