Friday, March 04, 2016

Dog shelter helps in rehabilitating 21 dogs in line for euthanesia

Its nice to know that there are still groups or people who are willing to extend their help in rescuing animals that are deemed "unadoptable". Here's an update about Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary offer to take in 21 dogs that were seized from a fighting ring in Tilbury.

Even though OSPCA didnt allow the sanctuary to house the 21 dogs because the dog breed is banned under Ontario's Breed Specific Legislation. Anyway, they are still doing their best to be able to help the dogs.

Hopefully, different institution involve here will see that those dogs deserves a second chance to have a peaceful loving home and to experience how to be taken care of. They should allow the shelter to rehabilitate those dogs and find them a home that will love and take care of them.

Dog shelter helps in rehabilitating 21 dogs in line for euthanesia

Many of you have been asking for an update on our offer to take in 21 dogs seized from a fighting ring in Tilbury by the OSPCA this fall who are now at risk of being euthanized.

We had initially reached out offering to take the dogs in November, and last week we made our offer public. As a direct result of everyone who shared, commented and reached out to the OSPCA about our offer, we received a call from Inspector Brad Dewar. In our conversation we were unable to gain too much information about how the dogs had been evaluated and how the decision to recommend euthanasia had been made, but we made it clear that we felt strongly that these dogs deserve the opportunity to be rehabilitated, and that we have the resources to make this happen. We do not believe that this will be a quick or easy process. It will take time, patience, and the proper technique - all of which we are ready and willing to provide.

At Dog Tales we are known for taking in dogs that have been deemed "unadoptable", rehabilitating them, and sending them off to incredible homes where they are living beautiful lives. For such a large undertaking, we intend to bring in experts from overseas to assist our team with the rehabilitation. All of this, in addition to vetting, food, and lodging at our world-class facility, will come at no cost to the OSPCA.

The OSPCA is not able to grant permission for us to house the 21 dogs, as they are a breed banned under Ontario's Breed Specific Legislation. Permission to house the dogs must come from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. We are currently working with a lawyer and the local government to obtain this permission, and are working around the clock to achieve this.

These dogs were rescued from a life of horror and abuse that they did not ask for. Any behavioural issues are a direct result of this abuse. We are grateful to the OSPCA for all that they have done for these dogs to date, and are grateful to all of you who stand behind us in our fight to give them the second chance that they deserve.