I'm one of the Florida Coordinator's working with Brat. Several days ago, I sent an email to the person who posted the ad on craigslist about the male Basenji in NC. He was available then, so I informed them about the Brat Rescue organization and they got rather annoyed. They didn't want to have anything to do with Brat. They basically told us to back off. I truly believe they don't understand at all what Brat does.
I called the people today and found out the dog went to a home last night on a trail bases. The couple are older and have other dogs in their home. They want to make sure the Basenji gets along with their other non Basenji dogs. I didn't tell the woman I was from Brat. I will be calling her back in a couple of days to see if all went well. I feel very bad for this Basenji. I was told his original owners got him directly from Africa. ????? They paid a lot of money for him. He has been raised to live outside and they were training him to hunt. However, unsuccessful since the Basenji was afraid of gun shots. REALLY!!!!!!! Since the original owner works a lot of hours , the people who posted the ad on craigslist decided to keep him. They had him for a year , then they gave the dog to their in laws, who only returned him six months later. I feel so bad for this fellow. The way he has been bounced around and living outside all the time. Don't worry folks, I WILL be calling this woman back.