Dear Basenji Forums Community,
I am sure many of you have been wondering what was the outcome of this rescue effort. Well, let us tell you it was unexpected. A rescue mission that was supposed to unite our community to help save a dog turned into a complete opposite and brought us apart.
I would like to thank everyone who stepped in to help and put their time and money to attempt to save this dog and offer him a life without neglect.
Members who volunteered themselves for this mission had many years of experience with the breed, with both ill-tempered rescues, and those that have been fabulous. They had enough experience to make a determination whether to attempt this or not. While this dog had issues it is imperative to keep in mind he was a just a puppy, and someone was willing to give him a chance.
Others may have disagreed on the reasoning for attempting this, but at no time they were given the right to derail this mission and use this forum to publicly attack and discredit members whose only intentions were to help save this dog.
As a result of the actions of certain members our whole community suffered:
The dog was not saved
Forum rules about code of conduct were broken
Existing members were publicly offended and discredited
New members were exposed to public arguments
Our community lost potential member referrals
Members had to be suspended from the forum
It is really too bad and sad, because we built this community to bring together basenji owners, breeders, and exhibitors throughout the world. To be hopeful that they could help one another and dogs in need.
Thank you again for trying to help. All donation have been refunded and no more assistance will be attempted. Which, of course, is unfortunate for the basenji in need.
As a last note please remember to review our forums code of conduct and forum rules and to treat others with utmost respect. Like the Basenjis, each of us is unique with our unique character, but our admiration and respect for this breed have brought us together and make us a community. Disregard for our forum community rules will not be tollerated on this forum.
Please contact Basenji Forums staff directly at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
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