GARD posted this to their Facebook page two days ago but I hadn’t seen it until today. Thanks be to God, I might be getting somewhere!
That may sound a bit heartless. You may be thinking, “but Casey, what about all those poor dogs on the street or in the pound?” I’d have thought that too prior to stepping out of the car onto GARD property June 13th.
Harsh as it sounds, I think the dogs free of GARD are better off. A good kid might come along and take the dog home to a family who will treat that dog well. A shelter worker might talk to a friend about a dog and that dog is adopted (actually adopted, not sold.) At the very least the dog on the street has a chance to run away from danger.
Could that dog be hit by a car? Go hungry when a dumpster is empty? Pick up a shard of glass in its paw and get an infection?
Unfortunately yes, those are also possibilities. The possibilities are endless and many if not most are bad. I also know what will almost certainly happen to a dog taken into GARD’s custody and it is no better than the possibilities on the streets or in county shelters. Absolutely I hope a good rescue takes the dogs GARD isn’t getting but the fact that no additional animals are being subjected to GARD’s “care” makes my day.