This week is turning into "one of those weeks" as the phone never stops ringing. For anyone who has ever listened to my Voicemail message, it states clearly that SHAK does not take any dogs from the public, yet I have now had messages regarding 5 dogs from members of the public all of which stated words along the lines of "if you don't take them, they will have to be put to sleep." I have tried my best to help, and pass dogs onto rescues that do deal with the public, but to be emotionally blackmailed so many times in 3 days is really beginning to take its toll.
SHAK is there as a sanctuary for the poundies that need it the most. We take the dogs that usually no one else will. That can include dogs with health issues (Sassy) behavioural issues (Miko) or human neglect (Bodie and Doyle). Therefore the people who own dogs have to take responsibility for the problems they have so often created. One of the dogs that I was called about was 7 months old for goodness sake. What is wrong with the world.