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June 29, 2007


Susan Gastrock

Thanks for your excellent article. I've shown & rescued Kerry Blue Terriers (a very rare breed)for 20 years & have never bred a litter. I leave the breeding to the good, responsible breeders. This legislation would not only cause some beautiful breeds to become extinct (literally), but would hurt the responsible breeders. The irresponsible breeders (puppy mills, backyard breeders, folks that should, but don't get their pets altered, and "I want a sweet puppy like my little Molly, but I don't know what I'll do with the rest of the puppies; I guess I'll give them away") won't be affected. Just like gun laws, the responsible owners will follow the law, but the criminal will just continue to break it. So lets offer more low-cost pet altering clinics (along with low-cost vaccinations) and continue to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. You and I know (being in rescue)that's like talking to a brick wall at times, but sometimes you truly make a wonderful connection. What a joy it is to see a rescue in a wonderful home! Thanks again & please continue "to get the message out"...Responsible pet ownership & breeding, not more government controls! Sue Gastrock



Thanks for the sentiment. And I agree, the only thing that was more delightful than wathcing a foster dog of ours head off with his new forever family (and he just walked with them, without a leash, and never looked back like he KNEW it was home) was working with the couple in our neighborhood that left their dog on a short chain in the backyard 24/7 -- even during the bitter cold winter and working with them so that now the dog is an inside dog that has a really good life.

It's truly a great joy...and we need all "dog people" to continue getting on board a making a difference little by little instead of asking the government to legislate us out of this.

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