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Q: Murphy?

February 5, 2013 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 557 days ago

Ches21

Okay so I wanted to post this blog really badly so I decided to post it through Ask a question I will ask one within this blog though, so Murphy was a male lab puppy that paws rehomed the rescue I volunteer with he and his 3 siblings were rescued by paws from a bad home they were all adopted out fast then the other day there was a phone call of a couple who had found Murphy and traced his microchip back to us they found him with a note tied around his neck that said I have been running for two weeks straight and been driving my owners nuts and they are going through a divorce so since I always get loose they just let me loose this time to run off and find a new home the couple who found Murphy brought him in to see us at petco and then they filled out adoption papers and gave us a donation they said they wanted to keep Murphy they fell in love with him so we allowed it he was lucky to have found such great people! Also Shasta is doing great and even starting to play with Abby, so I will ask all of you this if you found Murphy with this note tied to his neck after your rescue adopted him out as a pup just a year ago what would you think about the people who just let him loose to run that had adopted him? Also What would you do if he had shown up at your door would you have done the same? I know I would have the people who let him loose that is just awful instead of bringing him back to us like it says in the contract poor Murphy at least he is happy now. What do you think?

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 05, 2013

Any animal that shows up at my door or that I find, I immediately take to the vet to be scanned for a microchip. If a chip is detected, it's mandatory to try to make contact with the name on the chip. So depending on the protocol of the chip company (some require the vet to make the notification of the found pet while others allow the finder to make that call), I would have called them or had my vet do it and notifty the name on the chip. If, as in this case, I would have done exactly the same thing these people did. First contacting the rescue, and if I wanted the dog, I would have gone thru proper adoption procedures. Now the rescue needs to put a DNA on the people who originally adopted Murphy. Other rescues need to be alerted to these people so they won't make the mistake of putting another animal in their care if they should ever try to adopt again. Usually when rescues adopt out pets, they have a policy requesting that if for any reason the adopter can no longer care for the pet, they are to return it to the rescue. These people broke that contract, not to mention put a helpless dog in extreme peril. Please ask your rescue to put out a DNA (do not adopt) email alert to warn other rescue groups and shelters.

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daryl b.
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Feb 05, 2013

ches ng2 made a good ans. if you want to post a blog you can also do it in pictures. post the pic then write what you would have written in the journal. deb did that. those people should never have a pet. and the note should have been turned over to the authorities. and the microchip info

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