HSI came in from the US for a Canadian seizure. As far as the different rescue's know, HSI has been inundated with adoption applications since the ruling came down. They are trying to work with everyone, (so they say). Why am I so skeptical?- there were so many inconsistencies with their stories on the seizure and so little info that while, I am well aware of the regional and provincial laws of Quebec, there should have been more info on how this so-called Canadian seizure came about with US involvement. Why did they bring in trucks from the US to move Canadian dogs in Canada, to warehouse them in similar conditions that they came from in a warehouse setting?? Yes, they were legally removed from the owner, but many of the rescue groups are not happy with the way things were done and this has driven a wedge further into rescue in Canada-US relations.
While I don't care if they adopt to individuals or rescue groups, why have they not, still at this point, have a clear idea of what dogs they have? Or, if they do not, nor intend to work with rescue groups, they should have certainly stated that by now. They have certainly had enough time to inventory, and vet, these dogs, and decide where they were going to go from the court ruling. There is no way they could have kept these dogs unless vetted. And that is according to Agriculture Canada. Many of the rescue groups are skeptical of HSI Canada because they have not worked with the Canadians on this. Sounds kind of doubled back. And furthermore, if they don't work with rescue groups, what does that say for them? And we are not BRAT in Canada, although we do work with BRAT.
By the way, do you know how many Katrina dogs (I don't know how many dogs can be called Katrina dogs now) are still arriving in Canada for adoption? Again, these are US based operations. Truckloads of them-if you ask how I know, I see them at the border all the time.
All we can do for now is wait and see what HSI Canada comes up with next. But, I, for one, won't hold my breath on that. In my opinion, HSI International is no better than PETA, and that isn't saying much. I hope they come through on this, but I don't think so. Which is just breeding bad blood further.