Yesterday I went to the “Smith Family Reunion” at Main Line Animal Rescue. I love the place. I have critters from there. MLAR took the day to say hi and thanks to everyone who has rescued from them over the years with an open farm day reunion and picnic. You could bring your critters if you wanted. I actually met a pot-bellied pig named Miss Piggy!
So here’s the deal: they like many other no kill shelters, take the animals we as human beings throw away like trash. All ages, all shapes and sizes.
Yes there are rules dealing when dealing with rescues because face it, they don’t want the pets who “go home” with new families to end up back in the system.
And even once in a while with all the precations they take, one of their dogs ends up back in the system. I saw an example yesterday. And it is not because the dog was a problem, it can all be chalked up to a human trick.
This sweet female dachshund used to belong to a sweet older lady. The lady had adopted the dachshund from Main Line Animal Rescue. The lady died and her husband plopped her dog bag in rescue. While I am really happy that this dog came back to the rescue which placed her and knows her, I am really sad at some humans. Pets are not so disposable. They give us unconditional love, and don’t ask for much in return.
I toured the facilities and was once again amazed at how this rescue is a breed apart in so many positive ways. First and foremost the site is clean. The runs are clean, the kennel is clean. And the dogs for being in this kind of situation for the most part do not seem unhappy.
So that being said, if you are going to donate to a rescue, please consider Main Line Animal Rescue.
You can like them on Facebook too!
Over and out.