Change the law on dog theft - an appeal.
"Single black female seeks male
companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I am a girl who loves to play. I
love long walks in the woods, riding in your pick-up truck, hunting,
camping, fishing trips and cosy winter nights lying by the fire. Give me a good dinner and I will be eating out of your hand. Rub
me the right way and watch me respond. I'll be at the front door
every night when you get home from work wearing only what nature gave
Kiss me and I'm yours. Call XXX-XXXX and ask for Daisy".
The first day the advert ran, over 15,000
men found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an 8-week
old black Labrador dog.
The first day the advert ran, over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an 8-week old black Labrador dog.
Our thanks to Frank Moyes for that snippet.
We no longer publish pictures of Border Collies we have rescued that are in need of new homes on our website.
We do not believe this is a responsible method of finding homes for dogs.
We prefer to work in a different way by matching dogs and people together.
Now, it turns out that the above story is probably not true - who knows if an advert like this has ever been placed in the newspaper credited with printing it by the humane society that was credited with placing it, but it is an amusing yarn so we will leave it on here - with the following footnote for the joker that originally circulated it many, many years ago.
When the story was sent to us we thought it was probably a joke so we removed the telephone number and name of the Humane Society - but did leave the name of the credited newspaper, which we have now removed. It appears that other websites did re-publish this with the name of the Humane Society and the telephone number intact.
This led to the Humane Society getting crank calls from the public - which must have been irritating to say the least - we have enough problems in animal rescue without crank calls. So the message to anyone who wishes to circulate stories like this is - don't put real names or telephone numbers on them or they cease to be harmless entertainment and become a nuisance to people that are trying to do good with limited time and recourses.
That'll Do Border Collie Rescue, Vancouver BC, Canada for making us aware.
The family's dog was bought for a guard, chained to a post in a chilly back yard
Housed in a shed that was airless and dark and every few weeks had a run in the park.
When boredom set in with no fun and no work, one day it broke loose and went quietly berserk.
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild as it flattened his wife and then bit his child.
The police were called in to sort out the mess and the whole sorry tale was revealed in the press.
The Rescue Society was really annoyed so the dog was re-homed - and the owners destroyed
Thanks to Polly from Petsearch for sending us that.