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2021-06-19 11:25:57 PM  
Incredible journey? So they were homeward bound?
 
2021-06-20 9:08:10 AM  
a friend of Mrs. Swimo recently found their NJ USA based doggo that was missing for 2 years. they actively searched and never gave up. welcome home Nestor!
 
2021-06-20 9:40:04 AM  
> She confirmed it was her dog, Indie, a rescue from India who had been living on the Upper West Side for three months when

I guess you have to be a real virtue displaying dog lover to rescue a street dog in India and then import it to the US as a pet. There are not enough stray dogs in the US to choose from?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_​p​ariah_dog

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/an​i​mals/article/street-dogs-indies-india-​pets
'The new cool': Adopting street dogs is gaining popularity in India
An "adopt don't shop" mentality taking root in Bengaluru could bring a newfound respect for the country's millions of free-roaming canines.
 
2021-06-20 9:48:09 AM  

HairBolus: ...it was her dog, Indie, a rescue from India who had been living on the Upper West Side for three months when

I guess you have to be a real virtue displaying dog lover to rescue a street dog in India and then import it to the US as a pet. There are not enough stray dogs in the US to choose from?
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This.   Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.
 
2021-06-20 10:44:10 AM  

nanim: HairBolus: ...it was her dog, Indie, a rescue from India who had been living on the Upper West Side for three months when

I guess you have to be a real virtue displaying dog lover to rescue a street dog in India and then import it to the US as a pet. There are not enough stray dogs in the US to choose from?
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This.   Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.


There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.
 
2021-06-20 10:57:12 AM  

libranoelrose: ... Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.
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There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.
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The 'shortage' of adoptable pets is not true and I wish the news would stop saying that.  Its keeping people from looking locally.
Not angry, just frustrated - look at how many dogs are waiting here today:
Dogs - Toronto Humane Society
 
2021-06-20 11:52:17 AM  
I hope that dog's name is Brian Setzer.

/Dnrtfa
 
2021-06-20 12:16:31 PM  

nanim: libranoelrose: ... Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.
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There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.
---

The 'shortage' of adoptable pets is not true and I wish the news would stop saying that.  Its keeping people from looking locally.
Not angry, just frustrated - look at how many dogs are waiting here today:
Dogs - Toronto Humane Society


That's a view of the animals available right now at the Toronto Human Society.

I don't know what the numbers were back in June of last year, but this article mentions a 44% drop in animals coming into shelters in Toronto, so at some point there might not have been any to adopt out.

Please tell me why you think it's a myth that there were shortages when I can find any number articles showing that cities just don't have the dogs to adopt out?

"I think when people were home, they had a bit more time and they thought, 'Well, this is probably a good time to bring an animal into our family,'" she says.
"Also for many people it was a very lonely time. A lot of people were living alone and self-isolating. So the companionship of an animal became even more important."
Shaley Boese has also experienced the shortage first-hand. She fosters small dogs for the local rescue organization I Helped Save Rescue. When she went to help a retired friend with a beautiful home and a fenced yard find a dog, she came up empty-handed.
Normally I Helped Save Rescue would have dozens of pets looking for foster homes, but currently they only have two Chihuahuas that come as a pair. "It's like something we've never seen."

Scouring the websites of Alberta animal shelters, I noticed that pet-adoption agencies seemed to be running out of dogs. More than once, we applied for a dog that had just arrived, only to be told there was already an adoption pending.
When we adopted Beatrice, there were eight other families interested in her. We got to her first, yes, but the woman at the agency also told us she has to be pickier than usual when approving adoptions. She worried some families wouldn't be able to handle their pandemic pups when they went back to work.
A few days later, I called adoption agencies across the country and confirmed my suspicion that many people have been applying to adopt or foster a pet during this pandemic.
Rory O'Neill, director of Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue in Calgary, said the organization has received about four times the number of adoption applications they normally do.

Here is a link to How Covid has impacted Zanis Furry Friends, the actual agency that picked up the dog after being shipped in from India.

It mentions the shortage of adoptable dogs because they can't be spayed or neutered and other reasons.

https://zanisfurryfriends.org/covid-1​9​-pandemics-impact-on-zff-rescue-effort​s/

Now, would you like to continue to be outraged or do some more research and be happy this dog was able to find it's owner?
 
2021-06-20 12:18:51 PM  

nanim: libranoelrose: ... Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.
---
There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.
---

The 'shortage' of adoptable pets is not true and I wish the news would stop saying that.  Its keeping people from looking locally.
Not angry, just frustrated - look at how many dogs are waiting here today:
Dogs - Toronto Humane Society


I just noticed you still have my handle as a Photoshop in your profile.

That was a fun time.

Sorry to be grumpy, but as you seem passionate about animals, so am I.

We adopt dogs and cats like there might be a shortage, so it's a sore spot for me.
 
2021-06-20 1:21:05 PM  

HairBolus: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/an​i​mals/article/street-dogs-indies-india-​pets
'The new cool': Adopting street dogs is gaining popularity in India
An "adopt don't shop" mentality taking root in Bengaluru could bring a newfound respect for the country's millions of free-roaming canines.


This part of the article specifically mentions a 30% increase in adoption of street dogs in India, but Indian residents who take them to dog parks that are opening there.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the recent trend in the popularity of importing these Indie dogs (I did read up a lot on how ancient the breed is, so that was fascinating) that has been going on for years.

I just don't get the hate for some lady who has a dog and was reunited with it when it was almost certainly going to be killed in traffic if not for the transit authority and a bunch of people on Facebook helping out.
 
2021-06-20 1:56:44 PM  

sinko swimo: a friend of Mrs. Swimo recently found their NJ USA based doggo that was missing for 2 years. they actively searched and never gave up. welcome home Nestor!


Awesome!
 
2021-06-20 7:32:57 PM  

libranoelrose: nanim: HairBolus: ...it was her dog, Indie, a rescue from India who had been living on the Upper West Side for three months when

I guess you have to be a real virtue displaying dog lover to rescue a street dog in India and then import it to the US as a pet. There are not enough stray dogs in the US to choose from?
---

This.   Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.

There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.


From what I understand the pet shortage is bc peeps were lonely.

What I'm afraid of is that a lot of these pets will be handed back once we're sorta "normal."

After 101 Dalmatians came out, less than a year later shelters were flooded with Dalmatians that people had given up.
 
2021-06-20 8:10:35 PM  

dickfreckle: libranoelrose: nanim: HairBolus: ...it was her dog, Indie, a rescue from India who had been living on the Upper West Side for three months when

I guess you have to be a real virtue displaying dog lover to rescue a street dog in India and then import it to the US as a pet. There are not enough stray dogs in the US to choose from?
---

This.   Especially during a pandemic, to be needlessly shipping *any stray pet* worldwide is ridiculous.

There has actually been a shortage of pets at adoption shelters during the pandemic.

It's Sunday morning in the D'aaaw tab, lower the anger a bit.

From what I understand the pet shortage is bc peeps were lonely.

What I'm afraid of is that a lot of these pets will be handed back once we're sorta "normal."

After 101 Dalmatians came out, less than a year later shelters were flooded with Dalmatians that people had given up.


Yeah, I've heard those stories too.

Thankfully we have good ol Snopes to debunk that theory as well.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pan​d​emic-rescue-pet-returns/

I hadn't heard about the Dalmation return issue, but I do believe the same thing happened after Finding Nemo with Clown Fish.
 
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