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Bad Humane Society of KC

So, duendegrrl went with me today to take a look at a dog down at the Humane Society. Matt is willing to entertain the idea of getting a second dog, so I've been scouring Petfinder for what might be a good match. I thought I'd found a great dog, a greyhound/doberman mix and so we went down to investigate. I called on Tuesday, and the adoptions director didn't give me any negative indications and told me I could come down. Except that when we got there, she told me all this stuff about how the dog was 'special needs' and would be much better suited to being a guard dog. You know, that's fine by me, but there was no indication on Petfinder that she wouldn't go well with cats or needed a special environment. Not too mention, she told us that they specifically didn't put that stuff on Petfinder because then no one would ever call about her... Then of course, she goes on to say that we can't see any of the dogs because they've got a Parvo outbreak. You know, that's not something that happens overnight, and she could've saved us all the trouble by telling me on the phone not to come down. *grrr*

I don't even want to talk about how stupid the people down at the KCK Animal Control Shelter were. Today wasn't really the day for people being able to talk like normal human beings.

The good news is that I came home and did some more 'pet finding' and found a dog through the Safe Harbor group that might work. I'm going to take Jazz up to PetSmart tomorrow afternoon when they bring the dogs up to show, and see how they get along.

Lesson Learned today: Do not adopt through the Humane Society of Kansas City. Even working through their director, everything was badly handled, and I was just looking...I'd hate to see what the whole adoption process would look like.



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May. 2nd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Not too mention, she told us that they specifically didn't put that stuff on Petfinder because then no one would ever call about her..

Nice of them to be up front about the fact that they're running a scam.
May. 2nd, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
...a guard dog? What the frilly heck? What kind of shelter/rescue adopts out a dog for any purpose other than 'companion' anyway? Ugh.

I'm sorry you went through that. Jerky bastards. :(
May. 2nd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
I know, I thought that too. I just don't understand the methodology and it's really hard to want to support them in the future knowing this.
May. 2nd, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
That really sucks for those poor animals. They are making it harder for them to get adopted. :(
May. 2nd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
What a drag!! I would keep looking, I'm sure there is something out there.

Parvo sucks. We lost a dog to it once, she contracted it at the Humane Society where we got her. After that, we got another puppy from the same place, who had distemper. The vet we went to was vivid over it.
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