Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence Inc

153 Puppies in 8 Months

I spent last night going through Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence’s puppy posts on their Facebook page. I’m giving myself a +/- of 5 puppies since I may have double counted a litter despite every effort to avoid it, or I may have missed a litter in one of the group puppy posts.

The results for 2020 are in this PDF document. I gathered as much information as I could from the Facebook posts and noted identifying information in the far right column

I know that January and February are months during which rescues take in the Christmas puppies that ought not have been purchased to start with. Oddly, GARD has only 29 puppies posted from January 1 to February 29, 2020, and most of those puppies appear too young to be Christmas puppies. The bulk of the puppies begin to appear in March with large influxes throughout the summer.

I also know based on Facebook posts GARD gets the most money for puppies under between eight and sixteen weeks old.

I’ve discussed this with my friend and though there is an expected increase of litters in the summer months, dogs are not deer or elk—they can go into heat and reproduce at any time of year. Spring is hardly the only season in which homeless puppies appear.

Combined with the unusually high number of bottle-fed pups I can’t help but wonder what is going on at 100 Dichoric Dragon Drive.

One Comment

  • Old Ben

    I’m not at all surprised. It only supports the conclusion that I drew at the end of my crusade: that much of the “rescue” community is really just an extension of the very puppy mill/commercial breeder/pet store machine that they have tried so hard to demonize. They’re the same pig with a different shade of lipstick.

    The overabundance of puppies only serves to perpetuate the myth that the South is overrun with unwanted animals and outside organizations and, ultimately, customers need to step in and “rescue” them. Rescue them from what? There can’t possibly be this many puppies being naturally created and then abandoned, stranded, with the mother killed or injured, or whatever other fate could befall them and require them to be “rescued”. There’s just no way. The much more likely scenario is that these dogs are intentionally and systematically bred to then be inserted into the supply chain. How else can you explain, not just puppies, but litters of puppies?! How often could an entire litter need rescuing?!

    20 puppies a month (153/8) isn’t necessarily a lot–doesn’t seem like a lot anyway–but there’s gotta be dozens of GARDs in Georgia alone. How many puppies does that equate to? Hundreds? Thousands?

    Whatever is going on, I can’t help but believe that this whole “rescue” nonsense serves to create, and then artificially inflate, a market that depends on the very breeders/mills that they’ve worked so hard to demonize.

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