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    Thank you, meegsndogs. I need all the good luck I can get.

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    Good luck!!
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    Thanks!

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    You don't give the impression of a silly person so I don't know why your being spoken to like it. You understand what has happened and dealing with it responsibly. Thats a positive that needs to be focused on. Don't let anyone else put your head in a negative space.

    I wish you good luck and look forward to watching her progress.

    (also way off topic but momo means uncle in our house so I read the title uncles pregnancy - my brain mushes languages too often lol)

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    Thank you so much, rebec. I truly appreciate your kind words.

    ( That must have made a very interesting mental image.)

    Btw, I like your icon. The expression is just adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meegsndogs View Post
    I think some of the above comments would be more welcome on Dogzonline. Could we please stop viewing the conception of every cross-bred pup as a tragedy? I suppose purebred dogs are never pts. This sort of cr*p makes me reconsider my involvement in this forum.

    Kavik good luck with Momo's pregnancy and good on you for seeking advice. I hope people can try to be more constructive than some have so far.
    Reconsider your involvement with the forum because of....?

    Purebreds are PTS in shelters. Not all purebreds are 'good' though. Next doors Beagle and the Beagle down the road does not make a 'good' purebred. But I highly doubt someone is going to spend $700+ on a purebred, from a reputable, responsible breeder, just to let it end up in a shelter. The whole point is that it takes so much effort and money to own one of these dogs in comparison to a $150 crossbreed(or 'purebred' for that matter), that can be obtained in their local newspaper. Even pound pups take more effort to adopt then a dog in an ad from a shop window.

    I have nothing against crossbreeds. Both of mine are X's! Ones from a shelter, the other from a pet shop.

    Its estimated 6-8 million dogs and cats enter shelters worldwide a year.
    Its estimated 3-4 million of these dogs and cats are PTS.
    Its estimated 25%-50% of these dogs are purebred.
    http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/...estimates.html

    I know most of you know what goes on, and I know whats done is done. And as I have said, I WILL help. But don't speak to me like im the 'bad guy'.

    This was posted in the "Best of Craiglist". Everyone who wants a pet should know exactly what happens if they decide they can't keep their pet anymore:

    I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.

    All breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore.

    So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into my shelter are purebred dogs. The most common excuses I hear are;

    "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving too that doesn't allow pets?

    Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?

    "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!

    "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family?

    They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog".

    Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?

    Well, let me tell you your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy if it sniffles, it dies.

    Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.

    If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted.

    If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution not for long though. Most get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.

    If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

    Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down". First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash they always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door - it must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are.

    Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process - they will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk - I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves. When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed - waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind - it was just an animal and you can always buy another one right?

    I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head - I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter. Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.

    My point to all of this - DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

    Hate me if you want to - the truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this thing on craigslist and it made me want adopt - that would make it all worth it."


    What really happens when you take your dog or cat to a shelter... | PetRescue's Information Library
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    KavikAlphaWolf


    You have got my interest.... Looking forward to seeing the pics of the pregnancy to full term and of the pups being born..

    Will be fantastic to have a picture reference thread on the forum...

    Cheers !!!
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    Me I would suppose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    KavikAlphaWolf


    You have got my interest.... Looking forward to seeing the pics of the pregnancy to full term and of the pups being born..

    Will be fantastic to have a picture reference thread on the forum...

    Cheers !!!
    Hey, mitte! Nice to meet you.

    I hope to be finding my digital camera soon, or borrowing my friend's to take a few pictures and video of the group.

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