I've always believed that rescues are here to help the pugs and each other out no matter what. OPR takes in any pug regardless of age, health or anything really. We take in over 150 pugs a year and place just as many.
I was speaking with an applicant tonight and she brought to my attention another pug rescue's website that stated on their website a not so nice comment about another rescue.
I love the way all of us work together on here from health concerns, ways to improve our rescue groups, and stories in general. I feel that we are here for each other.
I'm just very disappointed that they put this out there for everyone to read and it's 100% not true.
Thanks for letting me vent!! Still disappointed though.
Last edited by fionasmom; 07-16-2007 at 10:09 PM.
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That's just mean and nasty. Why not write them an email and let them know it is doing them more of a disservice than "informing" people.
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My grandmother was a Swedish immigrant, the real deal in black dress and high button shoes. She would say to you, a gossip brought this to your attention, don't take it to heart. If you confront the viper, if viper there be, it will bite you perhaps not now but sometime. How much better to rise above all this, and engage the other party in courtesy and charm and wit and win them over.
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Rescue can be incredibly emotional, as you know, and some people fall victim to it.
It will only hurt their credibility if they post something on their site. But in the end, it's always the animals that pay the greatest price.
I think if you want to send them a gentle reminder that you're all in this together to help the pugs, it wouldn't be inappropriate.
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Unfortunately this is the way some people are, and everyone will see that in the end.
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The rescues are supposed to be there for the pugs and their humans who will love them. Negative swipes at other groups who aim for that objective are/should be taken as just plain mean spirited.
Hopefully, reputations will rise above the criticism.
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