Rescue Animals

@dixie1 (1330)
United States
May 4, 2007 4:39pm CST
Have you ever rescued a dog, cat or other animal? What has been your experience?
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9 responses
@jwfarrimond (4474)
5 May 07
Yes I have. One time I was working in a place that backed on to a yard with some rubbish skips in it, One day, I started to hear this cat calling out in distress. I followed the noise, and eventually located the cat on one of the rubbish skips. It was a feral kitten and it would not let me get near to it after I had climbed into the skip. Eventually, I got it out by piling stuff up against the side so that it could climb out which it did with great speed - vanishing without so much as a thank you :-) Seriously, the poor little thing was terrified.
@sidyboy (284)
• United States
5 May 07
I adopted a Weimaraner from the humane shelter- he's been a really great dog. I've had him for about a year and a half now, he's very mellow (unlike most of the breed), tolerates my other dogs picking on him, doesn't bark, doesn't run in the house- just an all around great dog with an incredible temperament.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 May 07
We took in a rescued dog once. The person who rescued him could not take care of him so we got him and took him to the vet and was not given any hope for him. He had been found outside with no food or water, was skin and bones and also had been abused by being kicked. He did not last long with us but he knew he was very much loved his last few days. We also one time had a little "mutt" dog that we got from the shelter. Our youngest daughter and him become very good friends since the other two kids were in school and that was her buddy to keep her company. They were out front playing one day and I heard him barking and barking and I went outside. He was a real small dog but that day you would have thought he was a Great Dane, there was a strange dog coming too close to our house and too close to our daughter, now this was a pretty big dog too and our little dog was right on his heels chasing and barking and running him off. When it was getting close to time for the other two kids to be walking home from school my daughter and the dog would wait our on the front yard for them and she would come in the house and get a snack, really two snacks, one for her and one for the dog. He lit up our life for several years until we moved to the country and some old farmer decided to poison dogs around there. He got our dog and our neighbor's poodle puppy and another neighbor's Doberman. That was a very hard lose for our family but especially hard to have to tell our youngest daughter. She could not understand why someone could be so mean so her Smokey.
• United States
4 May 07
The dog I have was rescued. Her previous owner had kept her tied up outside in the rain and stuff when she was just a little puppy, but it didn't break her spirit at all, she's still a really good dog.
@munhozmib (3840)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
4 May 07
I don't really remember. I think I did save a dog once, but I don't remember how, nor when. I just remember I already did it. Sorry, I think I can't answer very well, since I can't remember it perfectly.
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
4 May 07
I got two mixed breed female dogs out of shelters. both were older, 5 1/2 and 7 1/2 years old. The first, a terrier mix, was hard to train, the second was easy. Both were very good dogs and family members. We loved them dearly. One became 14 1/2 years old, the other 13 1/2. These were great years and great memories with these dogs.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
4 May 07
I have purchased all my most recent animals from the shelter. I have 4 cats, 2 came from the shelter and one was a feral cat from outside, who ran into my house one day and decided she was never going to leave. That was in October, just before the winter set in and she still does not have the urge to go out.
• United States
4 May 07
I have a rescue Polish Lowland Sheepdog. His was a sad story. An older woman brought him from overseas when she moved to the United States. When he was 9 months old, she passed away in her home. Her body wasn't found until nearly 3 weeks later when her daughter came to check in on her. The dog hadn't been fed or watered and he was basically starving in her backyard. The daughter gave the dog to Beardie rescue, thinking he was a Bearded Collie, and he was placed with me. Nearly a year later I was phoned by Beardie rescue to say that my "Beardie" was actually a purebred Polish Lowland Sheepdog, they had found some papers in his previous owner's belongings. I thought it was nice of the daughter to care enough to call to update me! He is from working stock from France, where the lady had purchased him as a pet from a friend of hers. Now Bentley is 9 years old and still going strong. At first we had to work through some dog and man fear aggression problems. He was never properly socialized as a pup and he grew up as the only dog in a home with a woman. He's still not totally comfortable around men, but he does not bark and tolerates being petted. He is ILPd and I showed him in Junior Showmanship before I aged out of juniors about 6 years ago. Now he has his CGC, a herding instinct certificate, and a Herding Intermediate title (HI). He is still very active and relatively healthy, though he does have a bit of arthritis in his hips, he still goes hiking with me once a week and has climbed 6 mountains! Here are some pictures of my boy . . http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/480740426_39dd32824b.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/429580057_0ed0baceaf.jpg
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 May 07
I have from a shelter. I have also volunteered my time to work there too.