Lack of Care to &amp;amp;amp;quot;Rescued Dogs&amp;amp;amp;quot;.
My husband, myself, and our dog anxiously drove over two hours to adopt a pup from Ellen. After disucssions and her &amp;amp;amp;quot;nervousness&amp;amp;amp;quot; about the situation, we agreed on a meeting time and date. Before signing the agreement, I was informed the pup had all of its shots, heartworm was negative, and it had been to the vet, but couldnt provide any vet records which I feel is unprofessional. Upon bringing the dog home, we discovered an INFESTATION of fleas. Not one of two, but an army of fleas. Within less that 24 hours, we have given the dog, 3 flea baths and have now have to watch for fleas on our other dog as well because they rode together for over 2 hours on the way home. We also, had to purchase deordorizor and flea killer to spray on our carpet and funiture because her fleas were so bad. After 3 baths, she still has a terrible odor and fleas! I have to schedule a vet appointment because I need to see for myself her condition and to ensure her health. I do not feel she was treated and cared for in the way a &amp;amp;amp;quot;rescue&amp;amp;amp;quot; should care for their animals. Afterall, Ellen was nervous about sending her home with my husband, myself, and our dog to a warm cozy home where our dog sleep in a comfortable bed, get spoiled with toys, and get professional groomed. perhaps she needs to rethinking her situation, because ITS THE PEOPLE WHO should be nervous about adopting pets from her home. I am just thankful we got the pup out of that situation. Who knows how long it would have been before she would have iched and biten off multiple areas of her skin due to this INFESTATION!
- In response to your response Ellen, the shelter was a no kill shelter we returned the beagle to and the beagle was very aggressive toward Ody. As responsible people, we prevented a situation from happening, therefore I would hope you would get your facts straight prior to posting false information about people. I explained this situation to you in your email and you falsified it. Also, those who responded above my post are surely people very close to you. There is no excuse to receive the Klara in the condition we did. You knew were were coming days in advance and couldnt even bath her??? Also if you do treat your dogs with flea treaments, I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU CHANGE BRANDS BECAUSE IT DOESNT WORK!! Ridiculous!!
-Ody came from the Dog Warden...yes a dog warden who catches and kills dogs. Not a rescue who wants to save and protect dogs. Big difference. Ody had no fleas when we got him from the dog warden and wasnt as dirty as Klara was. Also, in response to "anyone who has dogs would know fleas are bad because of the mild winter"? -NOT TRUE. Sorry my pets are kept inside a house and have never had fleas.
We take care of our animals as over 500 have been adopted rom our rescue with very few complaints. All our completely vetted and chipped. Our Main Vet does not give us records he faxes them to the adopters vet.She was given Comfortis a 30 day flea preventative plus Heartguard for Hw prevention. I am sorry we had a medical emergency for one of our new intakes that could not wait till we groomed the pet. We do all we can as an ongoing flea program on a regular basis the fleas have been awful this year as we had a mild winter last year. I am sure the shelter you got Ody from did not groom or vet him with all his vaccinations worming or chip. Yes I was nervous about adopting to you as you returned a beagle to a kill shelter because after a few days he did not respond to Ody the way you wanted him to. As I said in my e-mails to you bring her back the contract says if you are not happy you are to bring the canine back to me.