Wednesday, January 7, 2009

English Shepherds and Pugs in Montana Need Help


My BFF Ayla is an English Shepherd and she alerted me to a horrible situation in Montana. A kennel had 300 neglected English Shepherds and Pugs. Some are puppies and many of the females are pregnant. They are being cared for by a veterinarian and lots of volunteers. You can read about it at the National English Shepherd Rescue site and there are links to newspaper articles about the situation.

It is a shocking story but something that happens all too often. People start with a few dogs and think they are going to make money from them. In a short time they have more dogs than they know what to do with and then they can't or won't take care of them properly. The dogs are the ones that suffer. I am a peaceful dog but stories like this make me want to bite someone.

All of us dogs with blogs are so lucky that we have people who care for us. I was lucky to be born to a great mom and my breeder took wonderful care of me and my sibs. Then I came to live with my special person. Ayla was in a shelter but she eventually was adopted by her special person and has a great life. I know that many of you had tough starts in life but you now are in terrific homes. We should all be very thankful that we were not born in Shady Lane Kennels in Montana!

34 comments:

Toffee said...

Niamh -

Thank you for helping me realize how lucky I am.

Ayla said...

Dear Niamh,
Thank you for posting the story about the neglected dogs in Montana on your blog.

Those dogs were in a horrible situation, and Montana is so cold in the winter. We are very lucky to have loving people who care so much for us. I hope all those dogs find good people to give them loving homes.

Your friend, Ayla

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Makes me so sad to think of all those poor dogs, hope they get their forever homes soon.
Slobbers xx

Deetz said...

Happy New Year!!!
Sorry it has taken me so long to come and visit you. This is a sad story about the doggies. We are very lucky to have homes.
Deetzy

Stanislaw said...

What a terrible situation! People don't realize that so many dogs (like me) that come from those sorts of situations will never be able to have a normal life due to the emotional scars they cause. Dogs are not THINGS to be HAD! Grrrrrowl.

On another note~ Thanks to your human for answering our mom's question. We get some pretty sweet bum scritches whenever we do our stretchy bows. Totally awesome. But what I want to know is what kind of body language to I have to do to make my people play by MY cheesy-doling rules?

Last note: Big Pupi had his first day of real therapy work today. He was AMAZING! He shall write about it soon! Thanks again for all of your human's help with that!

Ludo van puppy said...

oh, I hope all them poor dogs will be ok. You is right how lucky we all is.
~lickies, Ludo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so sad we are sure thankful for our mom and dad rescuing us..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

with love, Madison said...

Too many dogs come from situations like this ... and it is so hard for good people to overcome all the bad things that these dogs experienced. Dog rescue organizations do incredible work, fixing the wrongs of a few terrible humans!

Joey said...

Hi Niamh! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! I'm so glad caring people are helping those poor doggies in Montana - it breaks my heart when I hear of pooches being mistreated.

Your pal,
Joey

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
It is so sad that those things happen.
You are right. We are very lucky having all the love and attention from our humans!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

Thanks for bringing this up - the more who know, the better.

Comet and BLU said...

What a horrible situation!
We really are very lucky indeed!

Pedro said...

Oh no! I can't stand it when dawgs are neglected. Do you know Dino? If you don't click on the link on my blog. A friend of Dino's found a poor abused and starved Pug awhile back and saved the little guy from certain death. There are before and after pictures and it's amazing. You wouldn't even think it's the same dawg!

Pedro

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a sad situations this is! We sure hope these doggies find the forever homes they deserve!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

We sure rae very lucky doggies to be borned with such loving & caring breeders & now living in such wonderful homes! Wish this could be for every other doggies in this world too...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is just awful, those poor sweet dogs, we hope they get good homes soon.

Love,
Holly & Zac

Momo and Pinot said...

Happy New Year Niamh! :)

Again... this thing happens all the time and everywhere. It's really sad... Thank you for posting this problem. We hope all poor friends will find good forever home.

Momo & Pinot

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We have linked you up if you dont mind (:

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You right humans don't know what is good.. Dead fish are great...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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