07-07-2013, 02:21 AM
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I'm glad to see an update.
I am not surprised they have not seen a huge amount of progress. Training takes months, sometimes even a full year or more to make a breakthrough, especially with an animal of unknown history. My severely dysfunctional dog certainly has become a greatly improved citizen, despite the number of times I have wanted to kill him for bad behavior. It is a continual work in progress.
Rescue work is always a gamble. A rescue won't do much good if it opts to put down an animal as soon as it has a behavioral or health problem. Most animals at shelters are going to have issues of some kind, otherwise they wouldn't be at a shelter to begin with.
Which would you pick to save? A mean healthy cat? Or a sick sweet cat?
A starving horse, or one with lameness issues? Should a rescue stop saving any animal that is older than a certain age limit?
It is up the the people who run the rescue, on what expenses are "worth it" to them. If they can manage the dog safely does it matter that he has behavioral issues? Many rescues choose to keep animals as lifers that have too many health issues, or need special handling.