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Connecticut Becoming a Haven For Southern Rescue Dogs

A rescue group here has brought in hundreds of dogs from southern states that might otherwise be put to death.

 

Connecticut has taken in hundreds of rescue dogs from the South, thanks to animal groups operating in this state.

The Rescue Dog Village is just one organization here in Connecticut, and part of a growing trend, that is helping to save the lives of dogs from out of state that would otherwise be euthanized, according to a report in the Connecticut Post.

However some in-state rescue groups, such as the Animal Rescue Foundation, question the need to rescue out-of-state dogs when there are so many in Connecticut that need help. 

"People think when they're adopting a dog from down South they're doing a greater good," Nicole Cammack, one of the directors of Animal Rescue Foundation in Terryville that has 20 dogs, told the Post. "It really does hurt us. People don't realize that," she said. "It's important to fix the problem at home (in Connecticut). There's a homeless animal epidemic."

Oh Yeah...... January 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM
I have not heard of this group but I have adopted two dogs from Good Dog Rescue and Labs 4 Rescue, also southern rescue groups. The fee covers neutering, vacinations, heartworm testing and treatment if necessary, as well as transport to the north. Most of the dogs are fostered in a private home for a while before being offered for adoption, and the foster parents give you a lot of information about the dogs behavior and personality. They come with a complete set of veterinary records. I adopted adult dogs who were already housebroken and past the teething stage but young enough to easily bond with my family. I really recommend these groups for saving these wonderful animals who other humans had failed to value.

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