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1dogsnob

Registered: 11/08/06
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ok, so i'm getting some texts from a friend who just purchased a 6 month old puppy from this guy.

he thinks that us, the people who want to help his dogs are emotionally crazy.  (go figure?)  So, what i guess might need to be done is to contact him and nickel and dime him to death w/people getting these dogs slowly from him?

the dogs are in poor shape from what my friend said, the man is in poor health.  he apparantly loves his dogs and wants what's best for them but, thinks all the rescue people are crazy. 

don't know what the answer is, but hoping by posting this some of us texas folks, (and oklahoma folks) can pull together to go get a dog or 2 from him?  

any suggestions on this matter?

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I don't know, it's a tough one. I don't want to reward poor behaviour but I don't want the dogs to suffer either. I can't afford to purchase one but I would still like to do something to help the dogs. I just don't know what to do.
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I think it's a shame that they are in bad shape and he will not turn them over unless he can squeeze a dime out of them. I guess the next thing we will hear is they are being seized. Sick or not he needs to do whats right for the dogs and give them up instead of dragging this out for dollar.

It's the shit like this, when people use dogs as a business that fails due to any circumstance, sick, lack of money, etc the dogs suffer. He feels like people in rescue are crazy? That's a bullshit excuse so he can drag this out for sympathy for a freakin dollar. Sorry for my rant, I have seen enough of this latley and frankly I am tired of it!

Sounds to me people need not feel sorry for him, feel sorry for the dogs and find a way to obtain them asap. The more money you feed him, the more he will hold on to every last dog for proffit.

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Pisgah,
You are soooo right but he doesn't seem like the type of person to do the right thing.

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Kristie in Texas
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And my new boy Elah!!!!!!
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If these dogs are in bad shape call the local humane law enforcement agency and have them go evaluate the situation. It may be the police, humane society or AC. Most communities have laws requiring animals be provided with adeqate food water and shelter. If he is unable to provide basic requirements they can take the dogs. Or if it's not at that point yet local humane society may help identify community resources to help him. maybe there is a volunteer group that will help him care for the dogs until they can be placed. Our local hospice sponsors a pet food bank to help families keep their pets. Possibly a little non judgemental help will let him see rescue in a new light. People who mistreat or abuse animals disgust me but sometimes you have to bite your tongue, smile nice and do what it takes to convince them to hard over the dog.
If the dogs are at risk AC needs to know so they can take immediate action.

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SueR, I agree. Courtney, where are they located? I can check things and I am not afraid to call AC, maybe that call will be enough to push him over the edge?
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Kristie in Texas
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What kinda money we talking about? What's he trying to get for them??
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Is OEMTF still functioning?  Isn't this what they do, buy the dogs to get them out of this situation and  move them to rescue? 
The LAST thing these dogs need or the breed needs is someone buying the dogs and breeding them.
If this person is really on their death bed, then I think it is safe to assume that he will not be going back into the "breeding" business if the dogs are purchased.  no? 

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These dogs need to be rescued before we have another tragedy.

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