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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:36 pm

"We are rescuing them from puppy farms."

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 pm

shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 am
So if I were to rescue Trump from drowning, I have to keep him?
Yeah, but it’s one of those deals where you are responsible for everything he does from that point forward...
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:00 pm

Every dog or cat I have ever owned has been a rescue. Not for any moral reason, just because (as Abdul said) I am not picky about breed and taking some mutt or unwanted kitten off of someone’s hands is cheaper than paying a bajillion dollars for some pure bred. I am looking for a pet, a little furry buddy, not a status symbol.


And it’s worked out so far. My friendliest, most well behaved cat is the feral who just sort of started showing up on my balcony one day during a cold snap, and adopted me rather than vice versa.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by ed » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:31 pm

Anybody want a Gator?
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:34 pm

Too cold in my neck of the woods. Otherwise, sure
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:24 am

There's probably a "dog show loophole" in there somewhere (for rich people of course).

What they are really trying to do is suppress puppy mills. Which is good, but they are doing it in the stupidest way possible.

It might even still be profitable and legal to run a puppy mill in California, provided there are out of state wholesale customers.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by sparks » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 am

All my cats adopted me. 'Course, the food and milk didn't hurt this process. :)
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:10 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Apparently it's now illegal in California to sell anything but "rescue" animals.

I wonder if pet stores will figure out a way around this. I have some ideas, but it's possibly high-risk relative to the reward.

Probably best to just find another line of work.
First, how do you prove that a dog is a "rescue". This implies the former owner was abusive, so where did the abusive owner get the pet? How do you prove the former owner was abusive? I can picture a puppy mill that forges documents and pictures of "proof", but if no one is asking for proof, they can simply rough up and starve their dogs before putting them up for sale to make them look like rescues.

If abusive owners and illegal puppy mills are snuffed out, does this mark an end to legal pet adoption in California? After all, if you can only adopt rescues, then you're going to need bad people to rescue them from, right?
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:33 am

Bruce wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:10 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Apparently it's now illegal in California to sell anything but "rescue" animals.

I wonder if pet stores will figure out a way around this. I have some ideas, but it's possibly high-risk relative to the reward.

Probably best to just find another line of work.
First, how do you prove that a dog is a "rescue". This implies the former owner was abusive, so where did the abusive owner get the pet? How do you prove the former owner was abusive? I can picture a puppy mill that forges documents and pictures of "proof", but if no one is asking for proof, they can simply rough up and starve their dogs before putting them up for sale to make them look like rescues.

If abusive owners and illegal puppy mills are snuffed out, does this mark an end to legal pet adoption in California? After all, if you can only adopt rescues, then you're going to need bad people to rescue them from, right?
It's a good question. Not all "rescue" animals come from abusive owners necessarily. If people cannot care for an animal, they can give it to the SPCA. In some cases the owner dies, then who is to care for the animals that survive the owner? But most pets are spayed or neutered these days I think, so new pets need to come from somewhere other than old, discarded pets. Feral animals? :notsure:
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:52 am

They come from France.

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:25 am

Are most pets spayed and neutered these days? Animal shelters sure seem clogged with unwanted kittens and there seems to be no shortage of dogs to go around.

I have no numbers, but those facts make me doubt that most pets are fixed (though all mine are).
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:07 am

I would guess "not enough."

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:57 am

I don't really know. Maybe I just naively assumed that most pet owners follow the recommendations of the SPCA, the Humane Society, et al.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overpopul ... estic_pets

I don't know if the problem is puppy mills, etc. or pet owners who don't spay/neuter, or both.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:35 am

Both.
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