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I rcvd. this email last night and it really upset me. Please don't email Susan and say anything about her husband as it's clear she is doing all she can to find this Golden Ret. Mix a thome. I emld. her and asked for her to send me pictures and the flyer. Still waiting. In the meanwhile I thought I would post the email, so perhaps those in NORTH CAROLINA can start trying to find a rescue or home for this POOR BABY!!!




Contact:
Susan Hochstetler

704-243-9090

Email: [email protected]
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From: Anne Gannon [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 4:19 PM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; Mary
Subject: Dog for rescue-please mass email




Hi,

Would you please mass email this message? This dog needs a home fast. Mary Grindstaff referred your organizations to me. The original email is in yellow. My email to dog owner and her response follow. I didn't receive the photo.

Thank you........Anne


Our family has been caring for a very nice female Golden Retriever mix, but we can't keep her beyond Oct. 14. (My husband, Lee, is planning to "put her to sleep" on Oct. 15 if we haven't found a home for her, and our 12-year-old, Sarah, is heartbroken over this.) The dog is healthy, 7 months old, and is great around children and other dogs. We live south of Waxhaw, but could potentially transport the dog to a good home elsewhere in the Charlotte/Monroe/ Lancaster area. (We would require an adoption fee to cover getting her spayed and brought up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm and flea prevention.)

I have attached an 8-1/2 x 11" poster including color photos of this wonderful dog, that you could print and post where you work, shop, go to church, etc., mention to your neighbors, and/or email to some of your email contacts--IF you have the interest, time and energy to do so. (If so, we would be very grateful--especially if it leads to a home for this sweet dog!)



Thank you for taking time to read this, and to pass on the info to others if you are so inclined.



Sincerely,

Susan Hochstetler

704-243-9090



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From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Dog for rescue
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:20:52 -0400



Hi Anne. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

The dog has received NO medical care (that we are aware of) because my husband is unwilling to spend any money on the dog. I have understood that it is good to require an adoption fee to make sure the new owner is able to financially care for the animal and to screen out unscrupulous people who would abuse or sell the animal.

So, I haven't spent anything on the dog, and the adoption fee would pay for getting her spayed and up to date on heartworm and fleas. I haven't been sure how the mechanics of that would work. In any case, I have no desire to keep any money in the transaction--it would be solely to protect and care for the dog. If I knew the people or otherwise thought I could trust them to spay her and get her up-to-date medically, I would be happy to just give her to them.

Someone has now offered to pay for her shots, so I plan to take her to get them at a relatively low-cost shot clinic this Saturday. That vet thinks she could probably give me the heartworm test for $15 instead of the usual $25 because of hardship. And I can get her spayed at the Animal League of Gaston County for a reduced price of $45. But out of respect to my husband, I don't feel I can pay for these myself.

It might be helpful if you would share this further information with the people you shared the original info with. Thanks for whatever you're willing and able to do with this.

Susan
----- Original Message -----
From: Anne Gannon
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:20 AM
Subject: Dog for rescue


Susan,

Your email was forwarded to me from a rescue group. I will forward it to my contacts in the hope they can assist in finding a home for it.

Can you tell me what the mix is? Golden Retriever and what?

Just a few thoughts on your situation-there are alternatives other than putting a perfectly healthy 7 month old dog to sleep. I would use that as a last resort not as a first alternative. I strongly recommend you waive the adoption fee if you are serious about having this dog adopted. You have already spent the money on the dog and it is not as if you will be reimbursed if you put the dog to sleep. In fact, people that are serious about putting their dog up for adoption typically offer some financial incentive.

I hope your dog gets a new home. If I know of anyone that is interested, I will have them contact you directly.

Regards........Anne Gannon
 

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Received the Flyer

I received the Flyer from Susan;

Here it is-please spread the word We need to find a home or rescue for this baby.

I will email all of the Golden Ret. Rescues in N.C. It's possible they won't take her because she appears to be a mix!:(:(:(:(

FEMALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX
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AVAILABLE
For ADOPTION
* * * * *
VERY GOOD with CHILDREN and OTHER PETS, HEALTHY, 7 MONTHS OLD
Must leave our home by 10/14/09
Phone (704) 243-9090 (Waxhaw, could transport dog)
 

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this makes me angry and sick.
"Our family has been caring for a very nice female Golden Retriever mix,"
they have been caring for the dog? Is it their dog?
Let me know if I can help in any way other than taking her. I can't do that since I am restricted to two at a time, but I could help transport. I wouldn't want to give the owner money, but would help with spaying if that is needed to get her a home.
 

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This makes me furious too, but for this poor little 7 month old mix girl's sake I will keep my mouth shut.

It seems to me that the people that found her, her Mom, Susan, REALLY DOES care for this little girl, but her husband will not allow her to keep her.
God, I'd hate to be in that situation.
I know that she has contacted Golden Ret. Rescues and they are full and she is trying to find her a home, and time is running out. When I emld. her today she said she MIGHT HAVE SOME POSSIBILITIES, so I don't know if that means she MIGHT have an adopter or not.

Ideally, a foster home or adoptive home would be best, or if we could find a nearby mixed breed rescue to give her a chance!!!
 

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Several people have expressed an interest-nothing definite though.:no::no:

She is a stray that we have been sheltering, so we have not let her in the house. (We can't keep her because we already have another dog, with whom she plays very nicely.) My 12-year-old has given the stray the name Brownie, and she responds to that.

susan
 
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