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by buckaroo
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Does your rescue/shelter offer sales?
Replies: 27
Views: 20457

Re: Does your rescue/shelter offer sales?

That's not much to spend on a pet at all-if people are getting animals because they are free that's a scary thought. No better then setting a box of free puppies outside of walmart. Except the person giving away puppies outside Walmart doesn't check with your landlord, call your vet for references ...
by buckaroo
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: so this morning...
Replies: 15
Views: 13700

Re: so this morning...

Many of ours don't get outside until they hit the euth room after 7 days. It's pretty awful. The lucky ones get out once or twice every few days. And the cages are the size of crates. Our facility is terrible.
by buckaroo
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: so this morning...
Replies: 15
Views: 13700

Re: so this morning...

Number one reason why volunteers aren't allowed to be out of sight of kennel staff while walking dogs. This happens a lot.
by buckaroo
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: e-mail burn out
Replies: 4
Views: 5648

Re: e-mail burn out

I have a form e-mail I send back to those people with general suggestions. Sometimes I personalize it more depending on the day. Don't dwell on them for long.
by buckaroo
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Does your rescue/shelter offer sales?
Replies: 27
Views: 20457

Re: Does your rescue/shelter offer sales?

We occasionally lower adoption fees, sometimes very drastically. Applicants are still screened like normal though. Just because the price is lower doesn't mean our standards are. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. In general I don't think you see big boosts in adoption rates during a sale un...
by buckaroo
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Communication
Replies: 4
Views: 5379

Re: Communication

Look up Maggie's Fund and see if you can get something going with the various groups you volunteer for.
by buckaroo
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about Spaying through a Shelter
Replies: 38
Views: 4156

Re: Questions about Spaying through a Shelter

Fostering through a municipal shelter is almost always a bad idea.

Look, the shelter's resources are running thin. They always are. If you want something special, pay for it yourself and let the dogs/cats who need those funds use them.
by buckaroo
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Compassion Fatigue
Replies: 54
Views: 36534

Re: Compassion Fatigue

If you're feelings of burn out aren't directly related to the job itself, then it sounds like you've got internal problems in your department that need addressing.
by buckaroo
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Compassion Fatigue
Replies: 54
Views: 36534

Re: Compassion Fatigue

The best answer we came up with at our shelter was to hire euth. techs that only came in to euth and then left. It's easier on the techs and easier on the staff if the people who get to know the animals aren't the ones directly killing them. We couldn't afford it though. Typically the other answer i...
by buckaroo
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Belly Bands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Belly Bands?

I'm guessing Cody is getting up to pee and not peeing and laying in it. If he wouldn't like being confined to an x-pen, just put lots of puppy pads in areas where he may be likely to go. Odds are, there is some kind of pattern to where he's going. I had an elderly Chihuahua who couldn't hold it long...
by buckaroo
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Belly Bands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Belly Bands?

I use them for my Chihuahua if we go anywhere new because he's a horrible marker. When he wears one, he doesn't go in it. I would be uncomfortable using it as a diaper for a dog who is unable to hold it. You'd have to line it with a pad but I'd still be worried about urine burns unless you were able...
by buckaroo
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Whats the best way to slow down a puppys eating?
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Whats the best way to slow down a puppys eating?

I just put my fast eater in a bathroom and chuck the food on the floor. It rolls everywhere and he has to find it. Can't eat fast that way.
by buckaroo
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: A Hell of a Week for Cats
Replies: 17
Views: 1763

Re: A Hell of a Week for Cats

You could put the cats on canned food instead of raw so you wouldn't have to worry about freezer space.

What testing did the vet clinic do that your boyfriend thought was odd and was expensive?
by buckaroo
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog-but-not-Cat Repellants
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Dog-but-not-Cat Repellants

All of our litter boxes are behind baby gates. It was the only thing that kept the dogs out of them. It works for us although I have found myself stepping over invisible baby gates at other people's houses.
by buckaroo
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cat with open sores on face - graphic photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Cat with open sores on face - graphic photos

A 15 year old house cat is extremely unlikely to have FeLV or FIV and if they've spent $1000 on tests, I am sure that was one of them. It's fairly routine and very cheap.

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