Animals In Print
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From 4 March 2003 Issue
WHAT JILL KNOWS
#15- Doesn't Want Dog Anymore
I have a Bishon with American Kennel Club papers that I bought for $1,200. Mimi is a lovely little thing, but I have decided to buy a different kind of dog to show. If I bring her to the A.S.P.C.A. in NYC, will they kill her? I would rather she have a good home. What should I do to get her a new home? Thanks,
Dear Mrs. M.,
Please call your local A.S.P.C.A. and ask them what their policies are on euthanizing dogs that are not adopted. Then call Bide-A-Wee, a no-kill animal shelter, and get Mimi on the waiting list! As you appear to have simply changed your mind about providing Mimi a permanent home, surely you can keep her until a "no-kill" shelter has a space available for her. If you opt to find her a home on your own, please only adopt-out to people you actually KNOW. And even then do a pre-adoption home-check, make them sign an adoption agreement (I can e-mail you one if you need one, just ask me) and check up on Mimi afterwards, every few months. Be very, very careful finding her a new home, as there are a lot of weird and devious people out there to weed through.
Remember, Mimi's life is in your hands.
Love and paw pats,
Companion Animal Behavior Consultant
What Jill Knows, Copyright 2002
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