Some time ago my mother adopted a dog from the local human society. She signed a contract with them that if she decided to get rid of him she'd bring him back to them and not to someplace else (they want to make sure their animals don't end up in a kill shelter). They never mentioned to her that the dog had major food aggression and had a lot of emotional problems. He was fine at first but slowly started revealing himself to be crazy, especially if there was food out. Finally my mother decided that it was too dangerous to keep him around. He had bitten several people (including me) and he was getting worse and more territorial. She brought him back to the shelter and explained why she was bringing him back. They were rude to her but took him. A few weeks later my mother saw him on their adoption web page with a new name and a made up bio - cont.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on May. 28, 2009 in Just for Fun
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ANONYMOUS......I guess it would depend on the shelter. I volunteer at one and we don't lie to place animals. Dogs are put through tests to make sure that they don't have food aggression and if they have any signs of aggression at all they are considered unadoptable. I have 4 rescued dogs and they are all the sweetest tempered dogs, not one ounce of aggression in any of them.
And then what does your shelter do with the "unadoptable" dogs? Put them down, correct? I've been working with dogs for 30 years. There are just some dogs that have to go. Not all dogs are "sweethearts".
Answer by EireLass at 1:09 PM on May. 28, 2009
PRETTYLILRAE......Euthanized? For food agression that could be worked with? Are you serious? Call Cesar Chavez... he's a bada$$ who can work with ANY problem a dog presents.
Cesar Chavez? He's a labor activist.....what does he have to do with dog problems?
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