• Here's a link to a really nice looking B mix in the Houston shelter. He will be PTS early next week.


    This DOG - ID#A325096

    I am a male, tricolor and tan Basenji mix.

    My age is unknown.

    I have been at the shelter since Apr 25, 2011.

    This information is 4 hours old.
    Back For more information about this animal, call:
    HCPHES Veterinary Public Health at (281) 999-3191
    Ask for information about animal ID number A325096

  • I am going to bump this up, so that it doesn't get lost amongst our arguing in the other thread

  • Oh what a hopeful looking dog. Have you contacted BRAT to see if they know anyone in the area that might help? I know BRAT doesn't take mixes, but maybe one of their fosters will do it on their own?

  • Or perhaps someone has contacts in Rat Terrier Rescue. With docked tail he could be an RT or RT mix.

  • BRAT knows about this dog. I believe they will even help with transport if someone from another area wants to adopt him. My husband won't let me have another forever dog and I'm not approved to foster. I hope this dog doesn't get put down.

  • It's especiallly sad that the shelter only gives dogs 1 week to be saved. How many wonderful dogs must die there.

  • Okay, but who needs to "approve" you if it isn't under BRAT. Surely they will help transport anyway even if you just foster on your own?

  • In Illinois shelters and non-profit rescues are licensed by the Dept of Agriculture and fosters have to get a license through the shelter or non-profit rescue. There is a definition for each of these, Animal Control Facilities, Animal Shelters, Pet Shop Operator, Dog dealer, Cattery or Kennel operator.

    As I understand the law, if I choose to personally take in dogs and re-home them, I would be considered a dog dealer even if I give the dogs away. Dog dealers have to be licensed. The law favors back yard breeding and hurts those who want to help dogs. It’s true that I might be able to re-home a dog now and then but the more often I do something like this the more likely someone could decide to stop me. Since any dogs I have need to be licensed a red flag would be raised. Government organizations are looking for more ways to collect revenue and assessing fines is big now. I would then have a criminal record that would hurt my ability to work with shelters. I copied what Illinois law says:

    "Dog dealer" means any person who sells, offers to sell, exchange, or offers for adoption with or without charge or donation dogs in this State. However, a person who sells only dogs that he has produced and raised shall not be considered a dog dealer under this Act, and a veterinary hospital or clinic operated by a veterinarian or veterinarians licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004 shall not be considered a dog dealer under this Act.

    Another ridiculous section of Illinois law for foster pets states:
    “The animals held for adoption shall be segregated from any personally owned pets.”

    When I asked a representative from the Illinois Dept of Agriculture “Am I required to keep foster animals in a different area of my home and not allow interaction with my dogs” His reply was “Yes, that is what the law states”

    Another part of the law which hurts rescue organizations in Illinois is that foster homes can only foster a total of 4 dogs and cats. It doesn’t matter if you live in a rural area and have 100 acres.

    These are all the type of laws the No Kill movement wants to see changed. Animals die because of legislation that's unnecessary.

    They are trying to pass a law requiring anyone with 7 or more companion animals to be licensed. Illinois definition "Companion animal" includes, but is not limited to, canines, felines, and equines. I would have to be licensed to own 3 horses, a dog and a couple barn cats!

    Sometimes I hate this state.

  • Dang. Yeah many states have done laws that adversely impact rescues, not puppymillers.

  • It looks like a Decker terrier to me.

  • Houston

    I am going to go pull this pup today..thinking you are on to something though Sharron 🙂

    I met with him on friday..amazing personality, sweet and giving kisses all day long..he will make someone a lovely family member and pet for many years to come..happy to know we can pull him and foster/adopt him out..

  • Thank you so much Basenjimamma. You are absolutely awesome!

  • Awesome doesn't cover it! WOHOOOOOO. Bless you!

  • Hugs to you Petra, for doing this. All dogs deserve a good home.

  • Thank you Petra! You are an angel 🙂

  • Houston

    ahh, thanks guys..

    He is here with me now..I am handing him off to his foster from Austin later today, but for now he is meeting and playing with the Lopez pack..:)

    He is a sweetheart, no growling or teeth showing at all..he is just soo, sooo very thankful to be out of that place..
    I don't know what he is mixed with but I am thinking border collie maybe..

  • Houston

    Here are some pics, the first one is from friday when I met with him, the two other ones are from just now.

  • WHAT A HAPPY FACE! Bless you!

  • such great news!

  • Petra-
    what a good deed! polish that halo 😉

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