LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Readers react to Ozzys rescue
Pets not safe at shelter
What a slanted article by The Post and Courier. You completely demonized Amy Fabri with Lowcountry Lab Rescue, but her comments are 100 percent correct.
Maybe her comments sounded harsh, but hopefully it will wake up people so theyíll realize their pets are not safe at a shelter.
Itís easy for a rescue person to become disgruntled with the general public because of people who just throw away their pets at the shelter, leaving rescuers to clean up.
Until we as a society stop seeing animals as disposable objects, thousands of animals will still be euthanized every day in shelters.
A senior dog has almost zero chance of making it out of the shelter. Most people come looking for puppies, and with the flood of animals constantly coming into the shelters, a senior dog would likely be one of the first to be put to sleep.If a shelter receives 50-200 animals weekly and has 30 dog kennels, how many do you think will make it out alive?
Amy Fabri, Iím on your side.
Find a new companion
It was great to see the response from Lowcountry readers wanting to adopt Ozzy the lab.
The Monday before the Hildreths took Ozzy to the shelter I took a female lab-mix stray dog in as well. She showed up at my home and decided she wanted to become a resident.
She was approximately 10-12 months old, very skinny and hungry for food and affection. I gave her both but it would have been difficult for me to keep her. She is a sweetheart and deserves a really great home. She is well mannered and loves attention.
I asked the shelter people to please call me if she canít find a home. I will consider going back and adopting her myself.
However, after seeing the overwhelming response to Ozzy I am hoping she will be the benefactor of a caring person and find herself a great home.
There are lots of terrific dogs there just wanting someone to care for them. Take a tour. You just might decide you need a new companion.
Old Jacksonboro Road
When you adopt a pet you are making a lifetime commitment, or you should be. Itís not something you get rid of because it has become inconvenient.
It sounds to me like this family didnít make the effort to properly integrate the dog into the new circumstances. This is not a pet problem ó itís a people problem. That is often the case when dogs are surrendered to shelters or rescues.
JO ANNE MONTROY
ĎSpot oní response
After reading the March 27 article, ďLab rescue response upsets familyĒ I was compelled to write.
Although her tactics may have been a little harsh, Amy Fabri was spot on.
There are so many reasons for needing to give a pet up for adoption; a different lifestyle should not be one of them.
Hopefully the dog will find a happy, responsible owner.
Seaside Plantation Drive