I appreciate the attempt to educate people on one side of pet adoption. However, you are also painting an very negative picture of it and letting people know there’s an out. It’s like saying: Here are the challenges with getting married, but don’t worry, you can always get a divorce if it doesn’t work.

Our mission (among many) as a rescue is to help people keep their pets; to educate them on the issues; to reduce shelter over-population and needless shelter euthanasia. Your article completely undermines that to the millions of people who are uneducated and unaware of the many issues we deal with in animal rescue.

We also strive to educate people when it comes to adopting a pet and making sure it’s the right pet. We’ve actually had people lambaste and get quite nasty with us because we wouldn’t allow them to adopt the dog they wanted. We are very involved with all of our rescue pets and know when it’s the right situation or family, or not. So yes, maybe your article can help those types of people get off their high horse.

Ultimately, I am sad for Kona and how terribly humans failed her across the board.

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