Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ellen, the Dog Bullies and Me

Salon.com ran an excellent article by Heather Havrilesky on the sometimes difficulties of adopting a dog if you don't fit the perfect profile of an owner for many rescue and shelter groups. Here's an excerpt:

"I didn't think she was overreacting to the fate of her dog, I thought she was expressing anger and frustration at people who preferred to enforce their rigid policies in a situation that clearly called for flexibility and compassion." Sadly, we had a similar experience in Los Angeles when trying to adopt a dog."

Read the rest of the article here.

What do you think about Ellen DeGeneres' teary breakdown? What do you think about the sometimes strict policies of rescues and shelters such as fenced yards, approved age of children etc.? Are these rules arbitrary or there for a reason? Can they be bent? Just push the comment button below to let us know your thoughts.

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