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post #1 of 28
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I don't know what this is.. sorta a vent or rant or something.. but I gotta get it off my chest..

back in August I rescued a 4 months olf Belgian Malinios mix puppy from death.. she was literally starving to death.. and I thought she wouldn't make it though the night. I rehomed her when she was feeling better and after flea treatments to kill the thousands of fleas on her. She was later brought back to me because they couldn't housebreak her.
I rehomed her the same day with some nice people.. and she has done well there. is housebroken, knows most of her basic commands.. Other than being overly hyper when people visit and jumping and nipping.. she is a really good puppy, now 7 months old.
They called me two or three days ago.. telling me that they no longer have time for her anymroe and that she was starting to develop bad habits because of it. Such as chewing when they left the house.
I have been trying non-stop to find her another home.. and today.. I finally found one in Toronto for her. But.. they want her spayed before they pick her up. And thats where my problem lies. I cannot in anyway afford to spay this dog. My own dogs vet bills are too high at the moment to even think about trying to spay this dog.
I am just at my wits end on what to do here.. do I try and find someone to spay her for free? or a payment plan.
Or do I send her to her death at the local city pound that is sure to euthanized her due to her looks.

Mreh.. why do I try so hard.. when I can't even do anything to help her.
post #2 of 28
Do you have an item you can sell to make up the cost of desexing her?
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
not that I can think of.. other than a bird cage or two.. I don't think we have anything of any value.. other than the tvs. The computer isn't worth alot even, anymore.. because its hanging on its last thread.
post #4 of 28
honestly i think they should spay her thats part of raising a puppy!
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by cazimauw
honestly i think they should spay her thats part of raising a puppy!

I have to agree. I don't understand why they want you to spay the dog, they should be the ones taking care of it not you.
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
They live in a duplex and share a backyard with the other tenants. So both dogs from both houses would be together in the yard at the smae time.. and the people have an unaltered Rottie.. thats the reason they want her done before they come and get her.. if all else fails.. they will have to spay her themselves.

I found a spay and neuter clinic.. I just need to call now.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Leto86
They live in a duplex and share a backyard with the other tenants. So both dogs from both houses would be together in the yard at the smae time.. and the people have an unaltered Rottie.. thats the reason they want her done before they come and get her.. if all else fails.. they will have to spay her themselves.

I found a spay and neuter clinic.. I just need to call now.
also, will they pay for the spay? i can understand wanting it done & her recovered prior to travel, but since it's a procedure they have requested, it's reasonable for them to pay for it.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Leto86
They live in a duplex and share a backyard with the other tenants. So both dogs from both houses would be together in the yard at the smae time.. and the people have an unaltered Rottie.. thats the reason they want her done before they come and get her.. if all else fails.. they will have to spay her themselves.

I found a spay and neuter clinic.. I just need to call now.
Good Luck...I would not trust them to have the surgery done and there is too great a risk for her to become pregnant. All the talk of the overpopulation and people will still allow intact animals to go into homes.

Katie
post #9 of 28
If the clinic won't do it free, ask if you can sign a contract to pay over time. But please, PLEASE don't even THINK of letting her be euthanized! There's ALWAYS a better way!
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Good Luck...I would not trust them to have the surgery done and there is too great a risk for her to become pregnant. All the talk of the overpopulation and people will still allow intact animals to go into homes.

Katie
Yeah
I would ahve gotten her spayed the first time I rehomed her.. but she was too ill to even think about having it done then.. I had the money then.. but my own dog has developed a medical problem and it is quite costly.

and CarolPetunia, I myself would never euthanize her.. but if I can't find a home for her.. she will be sent to the city pound..
post #11 of 28
I think the best option is for you to take her to be spayed but have them pay for it. They should be able to call the vet's office and give a credit card number over the phone. It would not be reasonable for anyone to expect you to have her spayed at your own expense so hopefully they are reasonable people and will be fine with this arrangement.
post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
I have asked about a credit card.. and neither of them have one.. so.

I am now looking at a few different rescues as back up.. incase they can't spay her.. but there is no way I can do it.. so I gave up.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Leto86
I have asked about a credit card.. and neither of them have one.. so.

I am now looking at a few different rescues as back up.. incase they can't spay her.. but there is no way I can do it.. so I gave up.
In the US some shelters require a major credit card or a check/debit card with a Master Card or Visa logo as a condition for adopting, because basically anyone with a bank account and a job has one and they won't adopt to anyone who doesn't have these because they would probably be unable to afford proper care for the animal.

I suspect the situation is probably similar in Canada, with credit cards being something that pretty much everyone has. That combined with the fact that the family has an intact male rottweiler would make me wonder if this is really the best possible home for her. It's good that they wanted her spayed, but questionable that they did not want to pay for it...

I'd say keep looking for the right home for her. It's out there!
post #14 of 28
try not to feel to bad if you have to take her to the pund as the last option. you've tried so hard for this poor girl and you can only do what you can do

you said yourself if you had the money you would spay her.

maybe look around for another home for her if you can as a back up in case you cant get the poor girl fixed.

wishing you all the luck in the world
post #15 of 28
Have you exzamined theitr home? I personally would not adopt till I did a home visit. And if they have no credit cards, that may not mean they are bad ppl nec'ly but could indicate bad credit and the inability to pay for future vet care? Did you ask if the rotweiler is neutered? There must be other homes? Could a local rescue group list her as a courtesy? The only way you should adopt to them is if they agree to pay for the spay surgey and pay the money up front. You need to charge a fee anyway so that can be the fee.
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
I found a rescue to take her if these people can't take her.

I tlaked to my friend last night and tod her there was no possible way I can get her spayed.. and she told me it was alright then.. hat they would get it done up there.

The rotweiller IS intact.. and they also ahve a mastiff who, I am not sure if he is or not. BUT they are not her dogs, these dogs belong to the other people in the building.. its a Duplex.

There is no way for me to veiw her home.. she lives in TOronto.. and I am down here, with no vehicle. That would be one long walk.

We don't have a credit card neither.. most people I know don't have one. We get along fine with out one as well.. money may be tight, but in my opinion a credit card would just cause temptation to buy more things.
post #17 of 28
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I have talked it over with my mother.. and I decided its best to send her straight to Barkin' Rescue. Its a very well organized dog rescue.. I have loved this place since i first heard of it.. the dogs they take in go striaght into foster homes, so no kennel is ever experienced. They then fix the dog, vaccinate, test for heartworms, and intestonal parasites. And they are treated for everything.. the adoption Fee is $250, to cover the costs of all the vets bills.
I have decided its the best way to go at the moment... I have yet to call them, I just recieved the ladies email today about Mandy (the puppy) and she herself ahs two malinois crosses, and they are high energy breeds and need alot of training and stimulation to keep them.... sane.

She told me via email that they do not have any foster homes available at this very moment.. that if the dog needed to be out immediatly then she would have to be boarded at a pound. I don't really want her to experience that.. shes highstrung as it is.. without thinking shes been abandoned once again.
So.. I am thinking aobut asking if we can foster her until another foter home is available for her.. even though this puppy sometimes drives me mad with her antics.. I don't want her to stay in the pound, until a foster home is found.

It'll take alot of begging and praying that we will be able to foster her.. and them maybe continue fosterign her until a permantent home is found.. and them possibly even fostering other dogs, as I ahve wanted to foster dogs for awhile now.. but we haven't had the room for it until now.

-crosses fingers- I hope all goes well.
post #18 of 28
Sounds like someone upstairs is really looking out for Mandy! I am glad that you found an agreeable situation, because even had Mandy been spayed, I shudder to think of what the unfixed Rottie would have put her through. Why, oh why, don't people get their dogs (and cats) neutered???? I can understand the Latin culture, with the "machismo" factor, but I have been amazed at how many "educated" people think that neutering ruins a male's personality, or that he dreads it!!! I have seen plenty of dogs become "puppyish" again, and not once have I seen one be depressed from the neutering.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Some of you may have read my thread about trying to rehome a puppythe people who had the puppy were my sisters best friends.. well they got into a big nasty fight and my sister, being the idiot that she is threatened the one girl, and even sent some friends after her to beat her up.. and because they couldn't get back at her.. they got back at me, as I am also good friends with them. They took Mandy (the puppy) to the city pound.. and the lady workign said that because she looked part pitbull that she would have to be euthanized. SHe didn't even ahve a chance.
They came by tonight to pick up some of their stuff that they had left here, and told me.. and they showed no remorse at all.. they didn't even care. I loved this dog and my heart brok into a million peices. I had two homes lined up for her.. they were supposed to drop Mandy off here on Friday, but they had to get back at my sister somehow.. so they killed an innocent animal.

-sigh- I tried so hard to do the best for her.. and now shes gone.. all because of a fight.

I guess I needed to get it out.
post #20 of 28
Oh my gosh - that's terrible. Some comforting vibes headed your way!
post #21 of 28
Wow, that's very sad - I'm so sorry for you and that poor puppy.

At least she's in a better place now, and won't know hardship anymore...
post #22 of 28
i am so sorry for your loss people can be so cruel sending comforting vibes your way
post #23 of 28
oh no - how awful.

I am so very very sorry your right - there are some horrible people in this world.

RIP sweet one, we are so sorry that your time here with us was so hard - play in peace now and you will never ever know pain or hatred again
post #24 of 28
Oh good grief thats terrible The poor baby may she RIP
post #25 of 28
How horrible! Soem people do not deserve to have animals! RIP sweet Mandy
post #26 of 28
How horrible. May Mandy rest in peace.

The only comfort I can see in the awful story is that now you are linked with a rescue. Now you have learned (and many TCS'ers by reading your posts) that rehoming an animal is not enough. I'm sure when you placed that puppy, you had no idea that this would happen. But had she gone through the rescue, it would have saved you some money at the vet, and she would have been spayed. Most likely she would be alive today. (Although someone paying $250 for a pup is no guarentee that they will care for it properly.)

What evil people. Well, I just hope they don't have any other pets or any children.

Your concience should be totally clear. You went above and beyond to save this puppy, and did so twice already, and were ready to save her again.

Can you write a letter of complaint to the city pound, with a copy sent to your local paper complaining about their policy that ended the life of a dog who didn't even have pitbull in her?
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
we don't know if she had pittie in her or not. We knew that she was a little bit German shpherd, and a little belgian malinois.. but no idea if her parents were purebred or mixed. And the new bylaw states that any dog that looks like a pitbull, even if it isn't, will be euthanized if it enters a rescue or pound. and any pitbulls born after October 29th 2005 have to be killed as well.

Yes, I realize now she should have gone to the rescue, instead of me truing to rehome her =\\

The sad thing is that they also have a himalayan cat (that needs medical attention last I heard he was attacked by a stray dog and they didn nothign about it) and a small tiny teacup chihuahua, which seems fine to me.
post #28 of 28
Oh my God, that's horrible!!!! What cruel and unkind people, my heart gies out to you!! Hugs!!
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