I read this article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14997834/
having mulled it over I have to say I am furious at Best Friends.
Why in gods name would you import 300 animals from Beirut when in one day I could find you 3 times that many and then some, that are healthy, that are going die in a US shelters and pounds.
In one day I can find you at least 200 reservation dogs that need help, I know of at least 40 cats in NJ that have been dumped over the years that need help.
When the person caring for this colony asked for spay/neuter help and some support from BF she was told ” Sorry can’t help, we are over extended.” Yet when it comes to getting BF into the headlines, they can find $250,000 to IMPORT these animals, all while animals already here need help and are dying at a rate of 100’s per day.
Oh and then we have the backlash from the puppymillers and the byb’s, it gives them ammunition for their argument that there is NO OVER POPULATION of animals in the US, they are now saying “how can that be when one of the biggest rescues in the US has to import 300 animals?”
Don’t get me wrong BF, You want to help these animals… GREAT… so fund the efforts of the ppl already caring for them, WHERE THEY ARE, I will support you 100%
I can not and WILL NOT support the importation of these animals until the animals I personally know of get the help they need.
I can not and WILL NOT support this action, until the pounds and shelters in the US are empty.
This is rescue gone mad… publicity worthy verses actually getting priorities straight.
COME ON BEST FRIENDS TAKE OFF THE ROSE COLORED GLASSES THIS IS NOT RIGHT.