Huge injustice!

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  1. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    My thoughts and energy have been tied up with grief and sadness over a dog by the name of Bowser. His too soon demise is weighing heavy in my heart.
    I met him at the Pasadena Humane Society (California) when I went with in November to go see about adopting a cat. To get to the cat bldg one must go past the dog kennels. We petted and scratched many of them. Then there was Bowser- 90lbs of Rottie mix, so sad, so sweet, so endearing. It was love at first site, I had an immediate connection. Thoughts of him kept me awake at night. But I had come for a cat, and passed him by (altho I did visit w/ him and brought him a cookie when I came back to pick my new cat Angus). I talked to the desk people about Bowser- and he had issues, but he also had people who were interested in him, and three days later he was adopted- YEAH!
    Fast forward to last Friday- a month has gone by and Bowser pops into my head. I go to the PHS website hoping he hasn't been returned- and sadly, there he is. I call PHS, they have my name and #, I am put in contact w/ Bowsers latest owner and we email and talk on the phone. I put out an all out assault to find this handsome boy a home: email, FB, neighbors, friends and co-workers. A friend w/ an acre in Saugus wants him- YEAH! PHS is closed on Mondays so they are going to go get him first thing Tuesday morning.
    PHS put him down Monday. They misread his availability date as a termination date. They didn't see my interest and contact info. I called PHS and cry'd my heart out to the adoption coordinator- he says he will look into the matter and call me back. He doesn't call- so I march in there Wednesday and cry, complain, yell, and ask for an explanation for their terrible error. They admit: "We really f***ed up", "policy and procedure wasn't followed", "VP Elizabeth Campo misread the file". Ms. Campo has my number and has yet to call with her apology or any explanation.
    I have cried till I can cry no longer. I am grieving. There are no words to explain the incompetence of PHS. In the past I have donated a car, and participated in their fund drives- I will no longer support PHS in any form.
    I know it is a busy time of year- but I also know all of you are animal lovers, and if you could fine the time time write or email PHS President Steven McNall and complain in Bowser's memory- this would be a tremendous Christmas present for all the animals that cannot speak up for themselves. 361 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Phone 626-792-7151 Fax 626-792-3810
    Thank you for listening. I am thankful for our friendship and wish you a very Merry Christams, Dianne aka Darlasmum
  2. ForestOwl

    ForestOwl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2011
    [​IMG] what a terrible tragedy! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    Not to sound cold, but seems to me it was just an error. It could have been avoided, but you could have also fostered him until he found a permanent home anyway. Shelters cannot keep every animal forever. Sending the shelter complaints and hate mail won't bring the dog back, and certainly won't help save another. If I were you I'd make a donation in his honor. Maybe it will help save another. Sorry you are hurting and hope you feel better soon. [​IMG]
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Thats too sad... [​IMG]
  5. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
  6. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    If you think that is bad, read what happend to the Catladies society ( now westside cats ) in Youngstown Ohio. They were raided all their cats taken and most of them killed the week before they were set to move into new, larger quarters. Why the cats were killed? they were mostly cats that had issues such as being older, half blind, blind, missing limbs ,disabled, diabetes .... they just had a resp. infection going through the shelter which was totally curable, btw. 60+ cats lost their lives. How could they kill cats for having a cold, just because they had cerebral hypoplasia or maybe only three legs to run on? My own cats came from there
    this is the site for the new bigger shelter
  8. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I'm so sorry to hear this story. [​IMG] It is a very sad outcome, but to err is human. An apology would most likely give you a little more closure on this. My mindset is to think that at least the dog was humanely euthanized, instead of living his days in a kennel, bouncing from home to home, or in the wrong hands suffering or starving. We have a nonprofit horse rescue, and see more and more animals suffering and abused. The shelters are all full-be it cat, dog, horse, etc. Please don't decide to not help the animals because of what one person did. They all need us all, more than ever. [​IMG]
  9. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    I'm so sorry. [​IMG] [​IMG] I would be devastated too.
  10. erner

    erner Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Curses rain down on all of them! [​IMG]
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