As many of you know, I rescue animals.
Rescue groups in this area get on my nerves. They make me so frustrated I could ball up my fist until my nails dig into my palms. I seldom rant about it because I know how it makes me look. I need to vent now so I’m sorry.
This rescue has had two cats legally removed from me in the past because they believed someone else had them… and once they found out it was me they already had the court order and threatened to take the person who they thought had them to jail. The cats had adjusted and become permanent members of our household. Now they won’t tell me how they’re doing. They beg for donations constantly but won’t accept anything from me because they know I’m doing it for those two cats. They won’t even tell me if they’re healthy, alive, or dead. They accused me of not caring about other animals.
So all that is moderately in the past but I adopted a dog out to a friend of mine. She let a member of that rescue watch the dog. The member lost her, found her, and is now saying she is her dog and she will not return her. I adopt on the agreement that the animal is going to a forever home or will be returned to me. This is also a policy of the rescue which has stolen the dog from me.. but she says their contracts get voided all the time so it is fine if she does it.
Now I’m being accused of a power play. Being accused of not caring about animals. I’m being accused of this and that, not to my face. No it is happening in facebook statuses and other overdramatic bullshit. Because I insist that they play by their own rules, I am being slammed.
Does this aggravate me? No. You know what does aggravate me? The hypocrisy that is allowed to govern the lives of every animal they rescue. The “follow my rules or pay a fine, go to court but I answer to no one” attitude is taking lives into its hands and obviously doesn’t give a damn about that which they would try to uphold.
I even consented to considering letting the lady keep the dog. You know what she did? Said I could see pictures on facebook of the dog any time I wanted… but then blocked me.
This dog is being toyed with because she’s little and pretty. She’s being treated like a fucking ashtray or a car or a gold watch.