The Animal Rescue Site is a labor of love to help abused and abandoned animals. We cannot understand how or why RescueGroups thought it was ok to mislead organizations into relying upon their service by telling them that they could automatically export their pets to Petfinder when they had been clearly advised that they could not.
It is our mission to provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in Branch County, to promote enforcement of laws enacted for the protection of all animals, to educate the public regarding animal safety issues, and promote the importance of spaying and neutering to control the unwanted pet population.
From what I have seen over the years of working with them is that their ”˜profit’ goes into upgrading services, adding staff, running adoption options, funding the Petfinder foundation that gives millions of dollars in grants to members, and organizing a ton of other programs to get money and supplies to organizations that need it. I have seen first hand the difference their disaster relief efforts make.
However, as you will see when you read my response to Joe, your actions are going a long way toward pushing ERU out of business as we do not see any pracical solution to mesh our structure with Petfinder’s demands, and, we concede that Petfinder provides a huge amount of the exposure needed to get our dogs adopted.
The contract has a clause in it as well that says essentially if the adopters don’t take very good care of me that LHHs can redeem” me. Of course, that would never happen to me. My family takes excellent care of me (I go to the vet all the time for shots and checkups and once when Mama thought I was licking my nose too much!) As part of the contract I still wear an LHH tag around my collar.