"George" wrote in message
> Do you know if any money is changing hands? It would seem to be very
> bring these dogs up. How does it get paid for?
> I called my local Humane Society and they seemed to be very reluctant to
> about this practice... although when I pressed them they said they did
> it which completely surprised me.
No, the only money changing hands is the rescue paying the shelter fee which
is normal. Part of what I meant by "monumental", with regards to
transports, is not just the coordination but how many people have to
volunteer. They don't get paid or reimbursed for gas/mileage, they do it
because they want to help. I tend to think that asking 10+ people to drive
2+ hours each to run such a long transport is unnecessary when there are
very likely dogs in the receiving rescue's own state. I tend to think its
borderline-crazy to commit to taking dogs without having a good chunk of the
transport resources in place and then start posting DOGS WILL DIE messages
all over the place.
I should mention that this practice isn't as bad for some purebred rescues.
Admittedly there are some states that just don't have quite the
overpopulation problem as others with regards to individual breeds. So if a
Weim or Boxer rescue in PA has space and there are no dogs in that state
needing help, yet there are dogs in FL and the FL rescues are too full, then
it makes sense to help out. That's not to say there aren't some purebred
rescues who, like all-breed rescues, do have dogs in their own states yet
turn them down in favor of dogs from other states. I don't agree with the
ethics there. I think alot of those cases are rescues looking to fill
orders (someone wanting a particular dog with particular markings or
somesuch) for applicants or falling for aesthetics by taking a prettier dog
from far away over an uglier dog close by.
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