Joined Dec. 8, 2011
1 year, 1 month agodogsave's comment on:
To be clear, the city of Grapevine said they would refuse to allow DANGEROUS wild animals, as defined under the Texas Dangerous Wild Animal Act, which does include animals such as lions. Grapevine's ordinance, available online, requires permission from the city to have any wild animal there. Ed Young told the Dallas Morning News that he called the city about a permit and no one called him back, so he went forward. If I want to build a house, and the city doesn't call me back about my permit, do I just get to go ahead and build it anyway? Ridiculous. And if he hasn't been denied permits now it's because he knew not to apply for anything like a bear or tiger, also owned by the same guy who brought the lion in. Who, by the way, violated several USDA rules that day including not having proper permits from local authorities.
1 year, 5 months agodogsave's comment on:
sasstressinc, what you describe is a hugely stressful situation for puppies at that age (and many dogs at any age). It doesn't matter anyway...the point is that taking home a puppy should not be seen on the same level as bidding on a trip or a piece of jewelry. It is a living thing and adding it to one's family shouldn't be a spur-of-the-moment decision or the result of a bidding war. As someone who's been in rescue for nearly two decades, I can assure you that dogs are mistreated by people of all walks of life--especially when the decision to take them home wasn't a well-thought-out one. Meanwhile, the mothers of those adorable puppies are most likely living in filthy conditions with no hope of ever having a loving human hand touch them. There is no such thing as a reputable breeder who allows puppies to go home that young, or to be sold at auction (even the AKC, hardly an advocate for dogs, discourages that practice), or mixes breeds to produce teacups or designer breeds. And all the while, there are thousands of dogs being euthanized in the Dallas shelter every year because there aren't homes for them all. 200 small-breed dogs and puppies were seized from a breeder in Aubrey by the Humane Society of North Texas just yesterday. They were living in a double-wide trailer. THAT is most likely the type of home these puppies came from and by accepting a donation from the breeder, the organizations that benefitted from it were supporting that cruelty.