a-bull wrote:People trying to save dogs is a good thing. People pressuring other people to save dogs or donate money is not cool.
Well, not having read the threads in question, I don't know how much pressure was applied, but I agree that people shouldn't be forced to do something they don't want to do.
Did Melanie contact you specifically? I probably would have if I knew a Catahoula needed a home and you were a Catahoula lover!
(Did you ever find out who ratted you out?
) But I would try not to make you feel guilty about it.
Regarding donation money: Donation threads are quite common on pbsmiles. People that have fosters with medical problems, etc, often start donation threads. Some people donate generously, but you are in no way obligated to donate. Is this what happened?
About rescue threads: I have started quite a few rescue threads myself on pbsmiles. Most of them came from the Hartford animal shelter. I would post pics of the dogs and give their last date (when they will be PTS if not adopted). I would offer to pull them from the shelter and transport them to anyone who wanted to foster. I got this idea from Melanie actually, as she made a few of these posts before I ever did. But I don't see how these threads are pressuring or guilting anybody?
Maryellen, is this the situation you are referring to when you say Melanie has rehomed foster dogs before? Because she says she hasn't, and I see no reason to doubt her on this. I don't even know why this is even being discussed unless someone has first-hand knowledge that it is true.