Press One If…

A Day in the Life of Any Animal Rescue, USA
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Hello. You have reached 123-4567, Tender Hearts Rescue. Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to the following options and choose the one that best describes you or your situation:

Press 1 if you think we are veterinarians and want free medical advice.

Press 2 if you know we are a rescue organization but want to save money and have us give you free, untrained medical advice anyway.

Press 3 if you make $200,000 a year but still want us to pay to spay the “stray” in your yard (house).

Press 4 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.

Press 5 if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 6 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.

Press 7 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 8 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don’t want to care for their elderly dog because it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

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  1. You know how sad it is to read this! I drives me NUTS to hear peoples ‘reasons’ for getting rid of pets. And the way they ‘justify’ their actions! Oh it makes me so mad. I wish someone could reverse the roles and do that to them.

    Okay I’m finish ranting 🙂 In case you don’t know in my household we have a dog, two cats (both rescued from shelters) a bunny (again rescued…someone was gonna give him to a shelter cause they were ‘tired’ of him grrr), a bird and a fish.

    We love animals!!

  2. I hear ya… I personally do not have the time to dedicate to rescuing dogs. It would be unfair to the dog! They need so much personal attention. However! I try to donate money and certificates to my local organizations and educate people on how to choose the right dog, how to train them and help them adapt to their new environment.

    I met a woman who rescued this beautiful dog. She couldn’t understand why this dog was so “interested” in meeting other dogs but then would act agressively toward them. (now, I’m not slamming her here.. just pointing out how understanding can make huge difference.) So she would continually introduce her dog to everyone and then freak out when the dog lunged and barked and snarled.

    One peek at this dog and I realized where the problem was. Her dog wasn’t interested at all! Her dog was intensily looking at other dogs with what could be mistaken for interest.

    Her ears were flat back, her fur was up around her shoulders and she was on her toes.. she was in fear!

    Once I explained this body language, this person had a whole new perception of her dog. I suspect that if the person who dumped this dog in the first place understood that, this dog could have had a completely different life. Hopefully her new mom will take this info and help her doggie learn to adapt!

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