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Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank to Co-Host First-Ever Rescue Dog Telethon

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The latest project from actors and animal lovers Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank is going to the dogs — literally.

The pair is set to host the “Fox’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular,” on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 27), which aims to find homes for rescue dogs by Black Friday.

The two-hour program will feature an array of stars, including Scarlett Johansson, Miranda Lambert, Kristen Bell, Paula Abdul, Betty White, among others, as well as viral videos, a fundraiser, and even hand out awards in categories such as Cutest Puppy, Best Celebrity/Dog Lookalike, Guiltiest Dog, Best Licker, Smartest Dog and Best Viral Dog Video.

“I’ve always been an animal lover,” Swank told Entertainment Tonight, who is also an executive producer on the project. “To me this is a great opportunity to celebrate dogs and the immense joy that they bring to our lives.”

The event will also highlight testimonies from celebrities on the positive impact that having a rescue dog has made to their family. No doubt, Lynch will mention her Dalmatian mix, Francis, the rescue dog she adopted in 2011.

The show will star 35 adoptable dogs — all rescues — who, despite being saved from shelters, still need homes. Among the dogs featured include a three-legged great Dane, a pooch that weighs just 4 pounds and a Chihuahua who uses a tiny wheelchair.

“More than 9 million animals end up in shelters every year and only half of them make it out,” Swank told the Detroit News.

Hopefully, the telethon will help diminish those numbers.

Via The Detroit News

Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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  • teeveedub

    Your headline is wrong. Oregon Humane Society has had a telethon for years.


  • Dr. Grenouille

    Where is the money going?
    To a single organization or ?

    • On Fox’s website for the special it says donations will be raised for the Petfinder Foundation, An independent nonprofit organization that supports shelters and rescue groups nationwide. http://www.fox.com/cause-for-paws

      • Dr. Grenouille

        Thank you!

    • The money is going thru Petfinder, a non profit organization that helps homeless pets find homes. The money will be then given to small non profit animal rescues. We’re going to apply for a grant for our 501c3 dog rescue.!

      • Dr. Grenouille

        I don’t think it can be, because Petfinder doesn’t take donations, according to its site. They might be finding adoptable pets through Petfinder–that’s what Petfinder does, it promotes adoption by showing adoptable pets all over the country–but the money must be disbursed somehow. Petfinder doesn’t have the apparatus to do that.

        • Jo

          Actually the founders of PF started a foundations several years ago. They do really good stuff and work closely with other national groups who grant as well as with the small rescue/shelters to understand current needs and trends. I worked with them for about 11 years – from their founding until 2009 when left animal welfare for a humanitarian nonprofit and was always impressed with their integrity and how they worked hard to find the biggest bang for their granting bucks. AND didn’t stop with the money – they provide training and other resources for shelters to continue their great work! Check out their foundation link: http://www.petfinderfoundation.com/

        • fearnot

          you are asking questions that make too much sense.. stop it sot the do gooders can get on with their “important” work of denying pets to people who want them.

    • fearnot

      ask how much each of thee people are being paid to do this .. how much of the money raised is going to pay for air time, makeup people, hairdressers, lighting people, grips, cameramen etc.. none of that is free.. most are union being paid probably double for overtime..this is just bogus crap to fool the public and an attempt to raise the images of these washed up “stars”

  • Tom

    Can someone get Hilary Swank, Jane Lynch or Ian Somerhalder involved in saving this dog?

  • MarieLanza

    Are they going to check out the people to make sure they are going to good homes?

    • Denise Sloane

      The dogs are currently with rescues whose responsibility it is to make sure of that.

      • Tonni

        Yes it is and I know one rescue for sure there, who does NOT DO HOME CHECKS or Vet checks, but they say they do

        • Denise Sloane

          Which one was it? I’m thinking I may know but want to see if it’s who I’m thinking.

    • bosoxinny

      This is an awesome thing they’re attempting, but that is also my only question, too.

  • Belinda Bailey Ferguson

    My doctor wrote an order to me to get a companion animal. My apartment complex waved the deposit because it was a doctor order. My problem adopting from a rescue out shelter they all want$200 or more and a very appointment in a week. I am 51 and on SSD and have trouble with that kind of money up front. I’ve been told when I ask for help to get a cat instead but my daughter thinks my granddaughter is allergic to cats. Are you going to do anything too help people with adopting pets?

    • Dr. Grenouille

      One of the problems shelters may have with adopting to you is the question of whether you can afford animal care–even decent food, let alone an emergency or yearly vet visit– if your income is so low that you cannot afford the adoption fee. A yearly vet visit can easily cost $200.

      First thing, though, is to find out whether your granddaughter is allergic, and whether a Benedryl will take care of the allergy or if it’s more serious. Don’t base your decision on your daughter’s suspicion.

      If your granddaughter is not seriously allergic, you may be able to find a free kitten or puppy from an accidental breeding.

      It is also possible that there are special groups who will pay for your animal’s yearly vet visit if it is a doctor-prescribed animal. Spend some time searching the net.

      But keep this in mind. As a friend who is a vet’s daughter says, “If you can’t afford the vet, you can’t afford a pet.” While it might be good for you to have a companion animal, it might not be good for the animal to have you as an owner. Does that sound harsh? I’m sorry. I work with a rescue group and we constantly get surrenders from owners who love their animals but can’t afford their medical treatment.

      • fearnot

        elitist garbage Belinda find a good breeder who will place an older dog with you.. there are many who will. forget the “rescue’ people they think they walk on water as you can tell from this statement I guess this person would take all of the dogs from homeless people too oh and scarf up all dogs that belong to poor people became doncha know.. they just do not “deserve” a pet. HOGWASH we have to stop these do gooders.

        • kissapittie

          I adopted a dog who I ended up having to spend $3,000 on a life saving surgery for. If you can’t afford $200 to buy/adopt an animal, how are you going to care for it in an emergency? Rescues don’t want to adopt out an animal to someone, only to have it put to sleep the first time a big vet bill comes.

          • Jan Dykema

            why not?/ they will die at the shelter anyway.. so should you have to prove you can “afford” a rescue dog.. exactly how much $$ should a person have? 10K is that enough? how about 50K in an “animal fund”.. sorry you had to spend 3K on a dog you bought .. it is the risk you take when you decide to buy an animal wiht an unknown background. Looks lilke you hasve a pit bull good .. why not spend more time making sure they are not killed just because of the way they look instead of harassing people about how much $$ they have and if they can “afford’ a rescue dog. just be happy they have a home

      • Jan Hoadley

        Because it’s better for them to be killed than have an owner? They might not ever get sick too and live a long, healthy life but if killed at the shelter they never get that chance.

        • fearnot

          absolutely correct these people would rather see dogs die than see them in home they did not “approve of” as if they are the be all to end all ..

    • Cathy Hilton

      I work/volunteer with several rescues. I can tell you EXACTLY why the pets taken in by rescues cost so much to adopt. They have taken in the “unadoptables”, the “medical holds”, the “breeder/greeder dumps” and “big dog syndrome dogs” and have ASTRONOMICAL vet bills that have been covered, usually, through donations and digging in their own pockets. They may have spent months and thousands of dollars getting that pet back to a normal healthy state of being. So, don’t judge a rescue until you’ve volunteered with one. As for the “prescription pet”, think long and hard before getting one please. From your post that there are several very good reasons to not have an animal in the home. I’ve seen animals returned for all of your reasons; allergies, no vet money, no medication money for monthly heartworm prevention, daughter doesn’t like the cat around her kid. Sorry if it sounds harsh, but if you have to return the animal, it’s not any better off than sitting in the shelter.

      • fearnot

        more dreck from a holier than thou.. how about this if you are not willing to pay for every “rescue’ you take in you should not be doing rescue.. why should YOU get donations from others. YOU SHOULD be responsible for every pet you and others take in take in.. every single one without asking for a dime from others.. that is what you expect of pet owners.. but not of yourselves.. if you chose to rescue a dog that will have “ASTRONOMICAL” vet bills and have to ask others to pay for it you should not be “rescuing”. When the shoe is on the other foot it can pinch your toes n’est pas?

        • Dr. Grenouille

          My goodness. Troll much?

          • fearnot

            my goodness straw man much? it is a legitimate question why should people who “rescue” ask others to pay for what they chose to do?

          • Cathy Hilton

            If you had ever given one measly moment of your time to a rescue, you’d know they would go bankrupt in their personal lives before letting a dog, any dog, die alone on a shelter floor. So if they, WE, ask for donations to help dogs, and people like YOU don’t like seeing it, GET OFF THIS KIND OF THREAD!!

          • fearnot

            really? bankrupt? Cathy you sound angry.. no wonder you want to deny this woman a pet.. It probably makes you happy to see others unhappy

        • Cathy Hilton

          Excuse YOU! I didn’t say a dang thing about begging for donations fearnot! I don’t have 2 dimes to rub together most of the time, but my 11 personal pets are taken care of to the tune of over $200 a month BY MYSELF. I work with rescues that take in dogs people like YOU would just as soon run over as throw a bone to. You are obviously a cretin and not worthy of another ounce of my efforts since you have zero experience with actual RESCUES or you would have never jumped into this comment. God bless your little tiny icy heart.

          • fearnot

            if you do not have “two dimes to rub together” why do you have 11 personal pets plus rescues? and yet you tell this other person she should not have a pet.. many people would consider you a hoarder .. 11 “personal pets” ? What will happen if 6 of then need serous vet care in one month..What did you other friend who would deny a pet say to the person looking for one.. oh yes “If you cannot afford the vet you cannot afford the pet.”.what hogwash.and yes you did speak of donations:
            “..have ASTRONOMICAL vet bills that have been covered, usually, through donations and digging in their own pockets. ..”

          • Jan Dykema

            would you like some polish for that halo?

  • Cathy Hilton

    Not sure where she got her statistics from, but I can tell you in the South, it’s a lot fewer than half make it out alive! I foster/transport/donate for local rescues who are doing their best to save these dogs, but they just keep coming!! SPAY/NEUTER IS THE ANSWER!! Please, almost every community has a program to help low income families get their pets “fixed” at little or no cost to them. Save a BUNCH of lives, have your animals SPAYED/NEUTERED today!!

    • noopysmom

      I agree with you; Just an example; I live in a smaller rural county,Henry county in Georgia. Each day approx 11 dogs are brought into the shelter. Each month MAYBE 5 or 6 dogs are rescued or adopted. the rest are euthanised to make space for incoming dogs. So probably 100 to 150 dogs are euthanised per month. There are 159 counties in Georgia. The cats are euthanised even more frequently than the dogs.

  • Lori Smith

    It really sounds to me like these featured animals will mostly get adopted by IMPULSE ADOPTERS. People who adopt on impulse, instead of long-term planning, are one of the worst type of adopters… don’t have enough $ to spend on good pet food, vet visits, emergency care… or don’t want to spend an hour or two a day walking an active dog… or haven’t thought through about all those vacations and trips they take that can’t have a pet along… wind up giving the pet back or even worse they pass it along to some other friend/relative who is the next impulse adopter… etc 🙁

  • Belinda Bailey Ferguson

    I can’t believe how quick you are too judge me. I have owned pets all my life. My animals were always license and up to date on their shots. I have never used a shelter or rescue to relieve myself of their care. I do understand that the animals cost a great deal of money to care for but my point was if I were four years older they would have waved the fee. What does it matter because I am on SS. I know how much it costs to care for them but that is why I constantly share organisation’s to help them raise money through donations. I would starve myself before letting an animal in my care do without what they need. When I found myself caring for a feral family of cats and kittens whose number was thirty at its peak, I worked hand in hand with my vet to give them the best care possible until the last one died. I never asked for help, donations, etc. At this same time I had three large dogs who had the best of lives and died from old age disease under my vets care. Just because caring for my 85 year old dad who was in a horrible accident in June and kept me from earning money from my business. I will save up the money to adopt i just was going to get one sooner. As for my granddaughter, her mom is an administrative RN. Her daughter is on third set of tubes in her ears. She takes benadryl daily and every time she visits a relative who is the only one with cats she comes home with serious drainage. My family has a lot of allergies and my other daughter is allergic to everything but dogs. I’m sorry that you feel you have to be in a certain tax bracket to own an animal. I can offer 24 hours a day filled with my attention.How many hours a day are your pets in cages?

    • Guest

      Your post said you couldn’t get together $200 to pay for a pet. I provided reasons why a shelter would be reluctant to hand you one, and I provided ideas for how to get a pet. I should have kept my mouth shut and let you enjoy your pity party and your fishing expedition for pitiers.

      • fearnot

        there is plenty of “pity” to go around.. just read the “rescue womans”: posts.. I do this and I do that and IIIIIII an d you don;t do what I do you do not deserve a pet.. I hope this woman finds a nice pet she deserves one..and no one has to pay 200 dollars for a rescue or shelter dog .. just find a give away not that hard check your local newspapers..

  • etbmfa

    Pet Overpopulation – Prove it!!
    The time has come for ALL breeders to take the high road against the animal
    “rights” threat to our animals. For too many years we have been playing catch up and even repeating the propaganda put up by the AR groups. It is time to saystand up and say – PROVE IT!!

    We hear over and over again about the “pet overpopulation” and yet there are NO accurate statistics to prove that this is happening. No one has gathered an accurate accounting on a national level. NAIA has started a shelter statistics study but they haven’t even begun to get total figures on a national level. We hear that rural shelters have an overabundance of animals being euthanized. Yet there are rescues transporting animals from one state to another, one shelter to another by a form of underground railroad run by volunteers.

    Even Wayne Pacelle of the H$U$ has stated “There is no longer a pet overpopulation in the U.S.” Nathan Winograd of the No-Kill
    Shelter movement wrote an entire book on the subject entitled “Redemption, the Myth of Pet Overpopulation.”

    Where is the accurate accounting for EVERY animal in and out of a shelter and an accounting of the reason why every animal is there? Counting feral cats, elderly animals whose owners bring them in for euthanasia and wild animals that have been injured can skew and pad shelter figures without indicating a “pet overpopulation” problem The “animalrights industry” are demanding microchipping and spay/castration for all of our animals. The shelters should be held to the same standard to prevent animals from bouncing from one shelter to another and being counted multiple times. If there are rural shelters with too many animals, why are shelters in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California importing dogs from foreign countries such as Mexico, China, Israel, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas? According to the USDA, shelters IMPORTED more than 300,000 dogs in 2013.

    We need to start a grassroots movement to DEMAND shelter accountability starting with our local shelters – city by city, county by county, state by state until this MYTH of “pet overpopulation” is proven to be either true or the falsehood many of us believe it to be. It is estimated that 75% of all American pets are spayed/castrated. Even Nathan Winograd, one of the earliest proponents of the no-kill shelter system and someone who tends to lean towards the AR philosophies is not buying into this MYTH anymore. His latest book is entitled “Redemption, The Myth of Pet Overpopulation”.

    I do not want to hear from 50 or 100 individual shelters saying “you are
    wrong because WE have a pet overpopulation problem”. No – you do not. And YES, I have worked in shelters. Here’s the thing – if we have shelters
    IMPORTING animals from foreign countries then we do NOT have a “pet
    overpopulation” problem. We have as Mr. Winograd lays out in his book, a
    combination of “pet distribution” problems, shelter management
    problems and an “owner responsibility” problem. Shelters in rural
    areas have too many dogs. Shelters in urban areas have too few – that’s a
    problem that we can find a way to fix. Shelters have hours when people are at work so they can’t come to look at animals. That’s a problem that can be fixed. Shelters don’t have money to keep accurate records. That’s a problem that can be fixed. Take some of those volunteer dog walkers and ask them to donate a few hours behind a computer doing record keeping instead. Shelters have dogs that are dumped because their previous owners didn’t train the dog due to either lack of interest, time or expertise. Solution – foster homes, purebred rescues, volunteers to take and train dogs so that they are placable. Too many shelters are not looking at the bigger picture. They are so close to their local problem they aren’t seeing the forest for the trees and they are not looking for solutions close to home with the resources they already have or looking for help from other shelters. I will
    not buy that there is a “pet overpopulation” problem as long as any
    shelter in this country is importing dogs from other countries for
    “adoption.” I will not buy into this after attending the NAIA
    national conference last year and listening to a gentleman from Canada tell how he turned his shelter around by using positive methods rather than punishing people who have animals get loose or bring animals to his shelter. At his shelter people don’t get blamed for giving up an animal as if they are
    committing the crime of the century.

    This is what I am referring to – the blame game – blaming breeders for
    shelter population is the AR shill game. Breeders are NOT the source of the
    problem whether they are commercial or hobby breeders. Breeders are NOT putting animals in shelters and killing them. Poor management of the issue of pets is what is killing animals in shelters. So for any local shelter that thinks they have a “pet overpopulation” problem – count heads – how many of those
    “pets” are actually young, cute, and easily placed and how many are
    ferals, older animals that have health problems, animals brought in by owners for euthanasia or those that are out of control and need an experienced trainer to deal with them. Then once you have taken a realistic look at your shelter population, do the same for the shelters in NJ, NY, CA or FL. Then go read Mr. Winograd’s book and get back to me. (P.S. I don’t get a kickback from Mr. Winograd – just happen to think he has some answers). You should read Nathan Winograd’s book “Redemption, The Myth of
    Pet Overpopulation” and it will give you a better understanding of the
    scope of the problem. He is one of the founders of the No-Kill Shelter movement and believes that there are three reasons that dogs are in shelters (besides the imports) 1) poor shelter management (most of them are underfunded and understaffed) 2) poor owner retention 3) poor pet distribution. There are shelters in NY, NJ, RI, CN, FL, CA, MA and other states that have to import dogs in order to have ANY young adoptable animals. 70 to 80% of all American pets are spayed and neutered. There is likely to be a SHORTAGE of all dogs especially purebreds within 20 years. Look at the AKC registrations and how far they have dropped just in the last 10 years. The pet overpopulation myth is being built by those who have made an industry out of shelters and a virtue out of adopting
    a “mutt” instead of buying a purebred, health tested puppy from a
    breeder. I believe that people who adopt from shelters are extremely brave
    since they have NO idea what they are getting. People frequently LIE when they drop a dog off at a shelter in the hopes of getting the dog a new home. They lie about health problems. They lie about behavioral issues. And then the new owner has just “adopted” a ticking time bomb. For many families –
    especially those with young children – a well socialized health tested purebred dog from a breeder is a far better bet.

    The time is NOW!! Just because groups like HSUS and PeTA say it is so doesn’t make it true. Stand up and say it every time they say “pet overpopulation” – “I want PROOF. Not opinion but facts, figures, the actual numbers – irrefutable proof that will stand up in a court of law. Prove it or SHUT UP!!”


  • etbmfa

    So it’s okay to auction “rescue” animals to the highest bidder? What about compatibility? What about background of buyers? If breeders did this, people would lose their minds!

    • Dr. Grenouille

      Check out Hilary Swank’s interview on The Bark this week. There is a lot more info about this, including answers to the questions most people have.

  • Pam

    The only thing that will keep pets out of shelters is responsible owners! Impulse buying one of these dogs does not ensure a permanent home. Some dogs are returned over and over because they are not compatible with the families that buy them. This revolving door wastes funds and time. The entire shelter/rescue system needs revamped.

  • Tarsea

    Impulse Shopping.. just as the those who buy the pets from the big transport vans that are traveling the country. This is another “feel good” event that doesn’t take into account that education and more education about responsible dog ownership is what’s necessary – not another giveaway to the highest bidder stunt.

  • fearnot

    More than 9 million animals end up in shelters every year and only half of them make it out,” Swank told the Detroit News.

    well not really..from the ASPCA

    Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal
    shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are
    dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

    Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).

    Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats).

    649,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their
    owners. Of those, 542,000 are dogs and only 100,000 are cats.

    the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are
    euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their

    Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37%
    are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as
    strays are returned to their owners.

    About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.

    • Cathy Hilton

      This is a graph from our local “shelter”. You might as well call it a killing field! Look at the last year alone, a little over 7,000 animals taken into the shelter and almost 5,000 euthanized. https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/1947813_10202482451796717_2065983139_n.jpg?oh=b96fa7ce09f10d0d650bbd5040ad8f4e&oe=54E3D417

      • fearnot

        I assume that feral cats a re also in these numbers. and look the numbers have been dropping every year with sales rising . Your shelter needs to work harder

        • Cathy Hilton

          There are no “sales” here fearnot! Do you really, REALLY believe that $70 covers the cost of spay/neuter. shots, wormer, and tags, much less leaves anything left over to help the other animals in the shelter? You are a BULLY who has nothing better to do than to try to type over other people that actually care about this world we live in and ALL it’s creatures. As for the numbers dropping, it’s through efforts of people that CARE getting out there and spaying and neutering all those feral cats, offering a hand to their neighbors to get pets “fixed” instead of continuing to have litter after litter. I wish your mother had been spayed dear sir. Have a very blessed Christmas.

          • fearnot

            thanks i will and so will my mother..

  • Trent Julien

    Hmm from all the rescue sites I have visited rarely do you see a french bulldog,
    Generally rescues have a higher % of larger high energy pit breeds, active dogs and working dogs
    Rescue also has a status quo that it is OK to dump your old dog and takes responsibility from irresponsible owners.
    Rescues are also generally run by unemployed volunteers who for some reason always appear to be angry women who prefer the company of animals to humans and lack social skills

    • Dr. Grenouille

      I know of several animal rescues. All of them are run by extremely competent women who manage to both work and run rescues with volunteers numbering in the hundreds. None of them are run by “unemployed…angry women..who lack social skills”. But I’ve seen lots of drive-by trolls on the Internet without much in the way of “social skills” who appear angry and who, if they are not unemployed, at least have too much time on their hands.

      • Trent Julien

        These rescues run by competent women, is this where all the french bulldogs are?

        • Dr. Grenouille

          Indeed, after a brief google, I found there are a good half-dozen rescues in this country which either focus on brachycephalic dogs or on French bulldogs specifically. Are you interested in adopting a French bulldog? Google French Bulldog rescue.

          • Trent Julien

            So 6 French bulldog rescues?
            Is this why they needed to have a french bulldog represented in the article because there is such a huge amount about to be put down that urgently need rescuing?
            Or is it because french bulldogs are in such high demand that it helps sell the article?

          • fearnot

            I think you should name your next frenchie Bingo because you have hit the nail on the head french bull dog breeders usually will take ANY frenchie that shows up and find good homes for them Every AKC breed has a rescue. It is required by the AKC

          • Dr. Grenouille

            I believe the French bulldog in the photo is the dog from the tv show Modern Family. Not sure who the other dog is. So if the title of the show is “An All-Star Dog Spectacular” the French bulldog might be there in his role as a “star.”

      • bosoxinny

        I agree, Dr. Grenouille….I know many rescue women AND men who are nothing but caring and competent individuals, known and loved by many family and friends (and this is just in my small community). I seriously question who the angry one actually is here….lol

  • Melissa Ander

    It doesn’t say anything about auctioning off the animals to the highest bidder… It SAYS they are featuring dogs that have been rescued and still need homes. Thinking logically the rescue groups of the dogs have the last say on who they adopt the dog to. So what if it features a French Bulldog? If they didn’t ever end up in shelters there wouldn’t be rescue groups. In looking at the photo and reading the following story it appears they will be showing a diversified group of dogs that need forever homes. The stigma on dogs in shelters has been something along the lines of the dog is a mutt, inferior, unwanted, must have some sort of behavioral problem, did something wrong…. and that list goes on and on. I’ve known a dog that was dumped at the pound because the owner redecorated and the animal didn’t match the furniture anymore. If all this was true there would be no need for purebred rescue groups, only mutt/ designer dog rescues. You know those who don’t have a piece of paper saying they’re worth something? Well GUESS what the dog CAN”T READ, doesn’t care what that piece of paper says … it just wants to be loved, fed, watered and have a warm safe place to sleep. Period. Man bred dogs to be companions and then treats them like trash when they no longer have use for the dog.

    Here’s a question for you…. WHY do you care so much? A life is being saved. You aren’t being asked to take the dog into YOUR home. That’s what rescuers TRY to do SAVE LIVES. Often times a rescue is the last comforting arms that hold an animal lovingly as they have to put it to sleep because it was too physically or mentally ill to be saved.

    I won’t sugarcoat it or try to make you think that I believe ALL rescues are on the up and up, Just like every other profession there is bad out there.

    I can tell you from experience that many many times you can find a dog in rescue with an outstanding pedigree and papers to prove it. That shouldn’t matter if you do your research, know the breed you are looking at and take the time to find a rescue that can help you find the best possible match for you.

    As a person who has spent a lifetime rescuing animals, I can fully understand why a rescue may choose not to adopt to someone on a fixed income that may not be able to properly care for a pet. We don’t want you to have to choose your pets care/food over your own well being. Face it, if something were to happen to you because of those choices then the pet would be right back where it started. Needing a forever home.

    We do understand that often times there are extenuating circumstances that really do require you to surrender your pet and often times remind our peers that until they’ve walked in your shoes or been put in your position they don’t truly know how they would handle the situation of having to rehome a pet.

    We love deeply, have tattered hearts, cry many tears and lose much sleep over making the right choices for the dogs in our care. We have OPEN minds, hearts and arms for those in need. We learn acceptance, compassion, and unconditional love from those in our charge and really wish humans could be more like them at times.

  • Amy K

    All the negative comments need to stop. This is a good cause,, it brings awareness to all the ignorant. Maybe some need to go volunteer in their local shelter & see what actually happens in them. Check out the euth list,, go visit that animal, look in their eyes then say a prayer so that their ” euth” is one that is humane & not by gas or heart stick. If your too good to step foot in a shelter, hopefully you can find it in your heart to donate even if it is just one bag of food. Don’t criticize when you have no clue!

    • fearnot

      ah Amy what do you assume that no one knows but you what happens in so called shelters?

  • OMG really?

    Black Friday dog sale!

    What moron thought of this?

  • Dale Churchill

    It is so incredibly irresponsible for dogs to be auctioned to anonymous strangers. What is wrong with “movie stars”? Are their brains scooped out and replaced with low-fat ice cream? Idiots!

  • Tanya

    They should check out the rescue as well before they allow them the publicity and any funding. I know for a fact one there, that close to 70% of the money goes to the property owner family for up keep and personal expenses.

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