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(Crain's New York)   As a guy whose been without a dog for a few years and was thinking about adopting another rescue during his forced downtime, subbie kind of has mixed feelings about this   (crainsnewyork.com) divider line
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2020-03-25 11:14:46 PM  
It's a good thing. Puppy and kitten season is coming soon, so wait if your local shelter or rescue is empty.
 
2020-03-26 5:19:53 AM  
My impression from reading about the industry a few years back was that "bluer" states generally run an unwanted dog deficit, and "redder" states generally run an unwanted dog surplus, so states like New York need to import animals from afar to sustain their rescue industry.

If that's still true, it may be that the current shortage in NY is due to supply chain disruptions resulting from social distancing and other temporary measures, as much as temporarily increased demand.
 
2020-03-26 6:21:36 AM  
First day's happiness - last day's sadness = net loss.
 
2020-03-26 8:14:55 AM  
Some people are coming up with alternatives now that the shelters are empty.  No mention if they stole the TP too.  Humans gonna human.

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/ther​a​py-dog-stolen-during-buford-home-break​-in
 
2020-03-26 8:39:58 AM  

T Baggins: My impression from reading about the industry a few years back was that "bluer" states generally run an unwanted dog deficit, and "redder" states generally run an unwanted dog surplus, so states like New York need to import animals from afar to sustain their rescue industry.

If that's still true, it may be that the current shortage in NY is due to supply chain disruptions resulting from social distancing and other temporary measures, as much as temporarily increased demand.


My wife was doing transport for an NYC animal shelter until last week when they ran out of dogs to transport. They fly dogs in from Puerto Rico and southern states by the dozens.
 
2020-03-26 9:06:40 AM  
Make sure that you realize that this crisis will pass.  Take this into account when you get a pet, it's for the long haul.  Many people dump them when the en vogue fades and that's a really dickbag thing to do.

This comes from a grateful dog owner who took in a rescue puppy six months ago and three rescue cats.  We love them to death
 
2020-03-26 10:10:11 AM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Make sure that you realize that this crisis will pass.  Take this into account when you get a pet, it's for the long haul.  Many people dump them when the en vogue fades and that's a really dickbag thing to do.



Yeah it's going to be sad when everyone goes back to work and dogs and cats flood back into the shelters because people are idiots. The rescue I used to volunteer for would close adoptions every year after Thanksgiving to keep dumbasses from getting a dog for their kid for Christmas that would just end up back with the rescue 3 weeks later when the parents realize it's actually a living thing they need to take care of.
 
2020-03-26 10:33:53 AM  

EvilEgg: First day's happiness - last day's sadness = net loss.


I still grieve the loss of every dog I have ever had, but i would not even think of foregoing the happiness each of those relationships brought to me and to each of them just to avoid the sense of loss that comes after.
 
2020-03-26 12:21:33 PM  
We were thinking of fostering kitties again. Humane shelter is locked down these days.
 
2020-03-26 12:25:20 PM  
Wow, such negativity on a positive story.

Farkers are like, " I wonder what in the D'awww tab".  "Oh look, a happy story"  Click on story and opens the comments section just to shiat on others! "Well, if i'm not happy. no one else can be!"
 
2020-03-26 12:46:01 PM  

T Baggins: My impression from reading about the industry a few years back was that "bluer" states generally run an unwanted dog deficit, and "redder" states generally run an unwanted dog surplus, so states like New York need to import animals from afar to sustain their rescue industry.

If that's still true, it may be that the current shortage in NY is due to supply chain disruptions resulting from social distancing and other temporary measures, as much as temporarily increased demand.


I've talked to some folks who are in the pet rescue area of non-profit life.  The way it was explained to me is that there are adoption states and buyer states and there does appear to be a correlation on the Red/Blue line.  It's not so much a cultural thing so much as a funding thing from what I'm to understand.  The support from either donation or government isn't there so in some ways it could be political.  Colorado (an adopter state) gets a lot of dogs from OK (red) and from NM (blue) so it's not a perfect correlation.

My current dog is one brought to Colorado from a shelter in OK.  She's one of over 5,000 dogs the Denver Dumb Friends League has adopted out from a partnership with that OK group.  This was her shelter pic:

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I was the 2nd person in the door of the shelter the first day she was posted.  The first people were there for a cat, fortunately.

This is her more recently:

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2020-03-26 4:13:05 PM  

cloudofdust: ... My wife was doing transport for an NYC animal shelter until last week when they ran out of dogs to transport. They fly dogs in from Puerto Rico and southern states by the dozens.
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Do actual vets do physical checks on those dogs and quarantine them (vs rabies, distemper etc.) before transport?
 
2020-03-26 6:35:50 PM  

abhorrent1: SpaceMonkey-66: Make sure that you realize that this crisis will pass.  Take this into account when you get a pet, it's for the long haul.  Many people dump them when the en vogue fades and that's a really dickbag thing to do.


Yeah it's going to be sad when everyone goes back to work and dogs and cats flood back into the shelters because people are idiots. The rescue I used to volunteer for would close adoptions every year after Thanksgiving to keep dumbasses from getting a dog for their kid for Christmas that would just end up back with the rescue 3 weeks later when the parents realize it's actually a living thing they need to take care of.


Like Easter with rabbits.
 
2020-03-26 9:01:19 PM  

nanim: cloudofdust: ... My wife was doing transport for an NYC animal shelter until last week when they ran out of dogs to transport. They fly dogs in from Puerto Rico and southern states by the dozens.
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Do actual vets do physical checks on those dogs and quarantine them (vs rabies, distemper etc.) before transport?


I don't know but the NY shelter quarantines them and gives them full medical workups (including spay/neuter) at its facilities.
 
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