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"Retail Rescue"

Postby spinster » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:06 am

The Phenomenon called “Retail Rescue”
By Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq. on May 20, 2014 Posted in Adoption, Animal health, Animal Shelter, Infectious disease, Municipal ordinance

Movement and sales of dogs through “rescue channels” continues to explode. While more and more cities and states are restricting sales of dogs in pet stores to those obtained from animal shelters and rescue groups, the actual source of these dogs remains obscure. Yet, there is mounting evidence that movement through “rescue channels” includes individuals or organizations involved merely for the profit, hence the name “Retail Rescue.” The dogs may be coming from the very same unscrupulous dog breeders these laws are intended to put out of business.

Not many states track the importation of dogs for adoption into their states, but those that do, shed some light on the enormity of this issue.

In 2012[1]

7,450 rescue dogs were imported into New Hampshire
15,000 dogs were imported into Connecticut through “rescue channels”
90,000 dogs were received in Colorado
130,000 dogs were received in Virginia

The numbers from New Hampshire and Connecticut represent dogs imported through rescue channels.

Read more: http://animallaw.foxrothschild.com/2014 ... c-70270121
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Re: "Retail Rescue"

Postby mtlhdr » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:09 am

Someone is always going to find a way to make money via exploitation, no matter how ugly a manner. :evil:
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Re: "Retail Rescue"

Postby ccccrnr » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:38 am

the business side of running dog rescue (charity/organization/501c3) isn't as pretty as we would all want to think
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Re: "Retail Rescue"

Postby JONOV » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:18 am

On a similar note, my sibling was looking at adopting a Golden Retriever...The adoption fee was what you could buy a good puppy for...
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