Originally Posted by AlexS
Have you tried FB groups for horsey people in your area? Dog groups in your area etc?
I understand the need for kill shelters, there are just not enough homes/space for animals - but I couldn't take one there either. If I were you, I'd just find the money to keep him a little while longer while you try to rehome him.
As my mother jokingly says, I have too good a heart when it comes to animals so that is what I may do...somewhat grudgingly, but still. I understand the need as well, and I suppose itís terrible of me to say that it would be easier if he were a stray, but with the possibility of him belonging
to someone...I just donít know if I could do it, to have that on my conscious at night. Oh, and yes, my mother has put up notices on FB and my brother too (I, myself, donít have an account there), as well as the dog rescue friend who helped me that first night.
Originally Posted by cakemom
Ok, after a night networking, Sue says to get me some photos so we can get him out there and find him something. Do email me photos and all. Is he good with kids cats horses other dogs. List everything you know, heartworm status etc.
We are going to save him.
Okay, thank you! I will send you a PM right away!!
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
Hoping for a good outcome for the JR. Also I hope your friend w/all the dogs/puppies/ kitties gets them into homes, too. I, too love animals, but too many can get overwheming.
Thank you very much, too
This encouragement helps, since everyone else I know just said to give it up and keep the dog. LOL Of course, none of them quite understand that having a horse leaves you broke as anything
In a good way, though.
Originally Posted by Conway
What rescue did you contact? May be a longshot and it could be the one you have already talked with but have you tried SouthBARK rescue?
Also, I'm a couple hours away but if I could get him in with my local non-kill (Hub City Humane) would you be willing to meet me with him halfway? I could contact them and find a foster, or foster to adopt.
I would offer to foster him myself but I have issues with my own dog and new males :(
Yes, I live near the Gulf of Mexico - Pensacola - and I tried Baldwin County Humane Society, which is called BARC!
Is that what you mean? Today I tried Humane Society of Pensacola, but no one picked up so I am going to call back tomorrow, and send an email as soon as Iím done replying here. Another close one is North Baldwin Animal Shelter, but unfortunately that one is out of the question because you have to live in that area, which is Bay Minette and I live about 30 minutes from there. They ask for references and everything (not that I would try to trick them or anything, but hey, desperate measures sometimes; lol naw I would feel awful afterward.)
I could definitely try to arrange that! Iíd discuss the chances with my mother, and she would likely agree. Of course, this cutie appeared at a time when we had recently taken in our own rescue dog. I mean, from my before posts, I donít mean to come off as though we live in the ragtag part of town and all of that, since itís far from the truth. But gahhh. We level out our expenses on the animals here, and one of my dog already requires canned dog food mixed with dried because of his digestive stomach being so messed up! (And he is, you guessed it, rescue lol! Though weíve had him for almost three years now so.)
Originally Posted by wetrain17
Wishing you the best. Have you reached out to the local horse community? The breed of dog is commonly seen at barns; maybe someone will give you a lead in who will take the dog.
Thank you with all my heart! I can use the luck. We have gone around to most everyone we know, my trainer included (though I figure if he has escaped from pretty far off, then she would be aware since she is also far out; almost an hour away. Quite a drive to get to the barn) donít know him. I put up a poster in the Robertsdale Feed Store, and the Western Store down the street from it. No one had seen him before, but Iím grateful they allowed me to tack up posters there. We also have a dog boarding place down our road, and I took him there - no one knew him, but I was able to put another poster there.