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Rex, an "SPCA Bay Of Islands" Shelter Dog Part 1

by Bob Winter Friends for the love of Animals
(Bay Of Islands New Zealand)


Shelter "SPCA Bay Of Islands" locked in this small metal cage cages 24/7

Shelter Dogs who are forced to live outdoors their lives at the end on heavy chains in all weather extremes. He was absolutely appalled at his condition, but they could not take away his beautiful spirit.  He just loves his cuddles and being told he is a good boy, he is fit and healthy now and runs around with the youngsters like a spring chicken. He is happy, old dog. And has worked his way not only into my home, but into my heart..

Why Rescue?

A story from an "SPCA Bay Of Islands" Shelter Dog.

How we got Rex" It's only my old dog and I; a rescue dog from the SPCA Shelter, We're grateful that he can be a part of our lives, and that he'll spend his final days safe, happy and well-fed. What could be kinder and more caring than offering a loving home to as weet senior dog so that they can live their golden years in happiness, having a home of their own and being loved and cared for?

At least twice a month I use to drive to the near SPCA shelter, where I sit in the pens with the dogs, photograph them, talk to them and evaluate their personality. Then, when I post them on my Trademe and other website, to find more adoption families and homes for these poor dogs that are abandoned or abused.

I hear the dogs from far ago already. I know there will be many more dogs in cages and many of them are for weeks and months in this shelter.I don’t like this place very much: the animals sitting in cages in that place, and they are helpless, they can do nothing to save themselves. They depend on us!

The general public needs to be re-educated that people must not use the shelters as a dumping ground for

a peeing cat or barking dog that they bought thoughtlessly in the first place, not to mention everyone who thinks "their boy" won't be a proper dog or cat anymore if they were neutered.

Many animals are abandoned not because they have behavior problems, but simply because they have become inconvenient.

Basically, dogs are abandoned or surrendered to shelters because they misbehave. Dogs misbehave (act like dogs), simply because no one taught them how to behave appropriately when living with people. Some get a second chance, some don’t.

Animal cruelty & neglect is one of the things that tears at my heart everytime I see or hear about it. Yes, anger is inside me too!

Responsible dog ownership means more than just adoring your dog. It is a serious lifelong commitment that requires time and close attention.
It is vital that you know what and how to teach your puppy, before you get him. Your dog's future depends on it. Some get a second chance, some don’t.

First and foremost, pets are living creatures, capable of fear, love, pain, loneliness, and joy. They should never be considered disposable property. Instead, they should be considered members of the family.

I don't understand how people can have these animals for years and then simply discard them like they are nothing more than trash.

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