okay hello everyone, so this is a rant about a bordercollie rescue in tennesse. heres the story: my mother in law and father in law back in the winter months of january here in ct, came upon a rescue bordercollie shelter and were making plans for their new dog. they were very excited for many weeks. the day arrived and the dog was being driven up here (with some others too)and my mother in law was planning on the meet (more like exchange of the dog etc.) the dog was handed over to my mother in law but, the dog escaped a very loose collar and ran...... ran very far,,,,so far, they couldnt catch her. she ran into the woods, and was never seen again. it was bitter cold the next few days. traps were set to get the dog, but did not work. so there go's the family pet my mother in law and father in law had hoped they would get. the dog was never seen. there were many attempts and all failed. it was sad. so many months went by, the mil mourned for the dog, although never got to know,(they really wanted her) so here we are in june. Now they have made a new attempt to get another bordercollie, the same organzation. they met the people who brought up the dog (new location) my father in law was present, and they got the dog. this one is a 3 year old. so arriving home with the new dog, (this is gross) they found over 60 ticks on her!!! and the dog still had poop on her butt. she was awful. my mil brought her to her vet,,,,,the dog also had open sores on her body. she needed antibiotics and stiches. she was a mess. the kicker: the border collie rescue place located in tennesse,took no responsbibilty. i am shocked! my husbands parents are upset. they have already spent about $1000.00 on her...its exhausting for them. she is doing better now shes in better hands. owell.just thought id share a story about a dog. her name is cricket.