I just found out a basenji we returned to a breeder, was again in a shelter.
We returned this girl some years ago to a woman who was "reported" as a responsible breeder. Oh, do I know better now!
This poor basenji girl is now 15 yr old.
This basenji was placed intact by this breeder, after we returned her, to someone who bred her every season. When this 15yr developed a mammary tumor, they dumped her at the shelter. The breeder was again contacted after the shelter put $200 into the girl, fixing her and removing the tumor..the breeder said, yes she was responsible, but I am not well, I have another litter on the ground selling at $1200 a pup and didn't want the girl back and couldn't help with the vet fees.
GIVE ME A BREAK.
The happy ending is that we have a BRAT person who is going to open her home to this old girl and give her a place to live until she passes.
She is an angel and this basenji girl will want for nothing.