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Urgent! Poodle

December 10th, 2004, 11:25 AM

Good morning, I am writing you in regards to an urgent situation that has emerged concerning a War Veteran who is from out-of province and has just been discharged from hospital. He is in the midst of being placed in emergency social housing and his dog ( i believe its a poodle) has been brought to the humane society because non of the shelters nor emergency housing options will facilitate a dog. He once had a dog brought to the humane society that would fatally injured by other dogs - and so is beside himself with worry. He claims that this dog is all that he has left in this world and that if anything happened to it he could not go on. Would you know of any crisis foster-parents that could, in all good faith, look after the dog either permanently or until he is placed in a rental sitation where he might be allowed to recover his dog. My direct telephone number is (416) 954-0403 Thanks kindly, David Bookbinder Counsellor Veterans Affairs Canada -Toronto Sunnybrook Office Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre Kilgour Wing, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 email: website:

December 10th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Do you know which humane society the dog is in? And if they will even release the dog to a foster?

December 10th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Do you know which humane society the dog is in? And if they will even release the dog to a foster?

I only cross-posted this message, you will have to ask that of the person who listed their emaill address above. I don't know anymore than what is written here.


December 10th, 2004, 11:53 AM
A family has stepped up to take the dog, if it falls through David has the appropriate rescue contacts.

December 10th, 2004, 11:55 AM
I just spoke to David and he said to tell everyone here that he was so surprised at how quick people stepped up to help and wanted to thank everybody for there offers to help.

Lucky Rescue
December 10th, 2004, 12:10 PM
These situations are so sad. In the last few months alone, we've had urgent requests for and from people who have either died or moved into a facility, leaving behind up to 20 cats needing homes.:(

It's very important to make provisions for your pets in the event that you pass away or can no longer care for them.

I'm sure these people would be utterly heartbroken to see their beloved pets dying in shelters.

December 10th, 2004, 02:22 PM
In Florida, many of the assisted living facilities - out of necessity since so many senior have pets - have become pet friendly. It is quickly almost becoming the norm. This situation points to the fact that we need to be lobbying for that here.

It is certaily an issue orgs like CARP and those kinds of groups should take on!

December 11th, 2004, 11:59 AM
Many senior facilities are recognizing that the companionship of a pet and caring for it is vital to a senior's mental outlook. Depression is a common malady among those who feel neglected by their loved ones and no longer feel needed themselves. That love and responsibility really keep them going.

Buying Corky for my mom was the best thing we could have done for her. We chose carefully so that her dog would be compatible with Den-Den if we ever combine households. We supply his food and vet care and Mom supplies the love and care.

Now that we're older too, we've decided our next poodle should be an older one in a similar circumstance as this gentleman's. Am I understanding though that he's been in this position of having a previous dog taken to HS as well?