Friday, August 21, 2009

I love the IRS

I never thought I'd say this but -

I love the I.R.S.

I got a letter today from them saying basically - we can't tell you anything because it's all confidential information, but we take these cases very seriously and have an open investigation. They also requested any more documentation that I have.

So...if you are one of the lovely people who have contributed your story to me for the sake of this situation, you're probably about to get an email from me to follow up on your adoption fee and if it was returned to you or not.

Oh IRS - thanks!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A picture speaks 1000 words...

Would you like to see with your own eyes the "care" that P.E.T.S. provides?
They claim these wounds are the result of a red fox getting the dogs - I don't know about you, but I find it VERY hard to believe that two dogs would have the same exact wounds, in the same exact spot, the same size and shape and it would be due to a wild animal...


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pictures....

I am so sad. I received an email today with photos that one person took of the animals that P.E.T.S. had at an adoption event. I am heartbroken seeing these puppies. Just pushes me harder to get things done...

Monday, August 10, 2009

A story to make you happy...

Because I feel like a lot of these stories I post are so sad, I thought I'd post an uplifting story for you all.

Yesterday I was at Target buying some things for the house, including some doggy stuff. I got to talking with the man at the register and he told me about his dog. He has a female chocolate lab, pit bull mix. His wife has since passed away, but prior to that she was home alone one day and had a stroke. She was unconscious on the floor when the dog came in and found her. The dog was able to paw at her and lick her face until she came to. She told the dog to go next door to get the neighbors, AND SHE DID! If it wasn't for the dog, she would have been alone on the floor for hours.

So on those days when your puppy is driving you nuts and you're sick of cleaning up poo - remember, when you need them, your dog will be there for you.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Another sad song all over again...

I just got a really sad message from someone who adopted a dog from P.E.T.S. and within just a few days, had his puppy in intensive care at the animal hospital. Thank goodness that puppy ended up in the right hands and was taken for the veterinary care he needed. Hopefully I can get the full story for you soon.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

oh noes...

It's quite possible there is a big circle of these people that work together under different rescue names...I hope there aren't more hurting animals than I thought...
I will keep researching...

A brilliant rescue organization...

I figured, I should promote a rescue organization I think is A+

PJ's Small Dog Rescue in Isleton, CA
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1075.html

These folks are wonderful. When you adopt one of their dogs you get an adoption gift with a toy, a sample of their food and a leash. You also get a great pamphlet with all your dogs health records. Also, when you adopt your pet, if they are due for more shots soon, they welcome you to bring your dog back and they'll give the vaccinations for free!!!

Please check out PJ's if you're looking for a small dog. And they have more than just itsy bitsy puppies. They have dogs old and young up to about 20 pounds or so.

Another sick puppy...

Here's another sad story for you all...

I adopted a beautiful little boy, from a "shelter" organization called P.E.T.S. out of Hayward, CA. Before I adopted him, I looked him up on line, filled out an application, got approved, and set up an appointment. Everything seemed to be fine until we went to meet him. We arrived in Ripon, CA at the Tractor Supply Store, where the "event" was being held. Much to our surprise, there were only puppies there. And lots of them!

Our little guy was severely malnourished, filled with worms and had to go on antibiotics for a possible infection. My vet agreed this organization was suspect and even offered to write a letter stating the terrible conditions of our little guy. He's the cutest thing in the world, so no regrets, but the more I think of this, the more I suspect they are a puppy mill acting as a shelter. Upon further investigation on petfinder.com, it confirms my suspicions that 90% of their "adoptable" pets are puppies.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

(Insert Mission Impossible Music Here)

I am so excited!!
I got a very promising phone call today and then an hour later a great e-mail.
The right people are on our side!!
Don't worry dogs and cats "rescued" by P.E.T.S., we're working hard and coming to save you soon!!

Monday, August 03, 2009

My plug for the USPS

Thank you USPS.com.
My email box was full as can be when I got home from work today, but it's ok! All those emails were confirmation emails that all my packages have been delivered.
Yay! Yay! We're on our way!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

For the protection of the other puppies...

Here's another family's experience with P.E.T.S. -

We saw their dogs listed on petfinder.org and went to see them at the same lawn by Old Navy in Manteca. The dog we were looking at (there were 3 I think, brothers and sisters) was scared and didn't like strangers. We also brought our other two dogs with us to make sure they got along before we adopted a new dog, and the puppy was terrified of them. We took the one we were most interested in on a walk and she had numerous episodes of diarrhea while on the 15 minute walk.

When we got back to the adoption people, we started asking them questions. They told us that they had been rescued from an area where giardia was common in the water and that they might have it. Also, the were probably stressed out and would settle down once we were home.

We did not believe her at all. We had a bad feeling about it from the beginning. Once we saw a bunch of puppies in the back of an SUV, with newspapers covered in urine and diarrhea, that was it. We knew they were not good people.

We didn't end up adopting the dog we went to see. We knew it was going to be trouble. We felt terrible about not getting the dogs out of the situation, but it wasn't as if we could adopt all 10 dogs they had there. Plus, we didn't want to risk our other dogs getting sick... It was just a bad situation overall.

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