Hoboken, GA – News of a dog rescuer down on their luck and desperate for assistance spread like wildfire through rescue and social networking channels.
Happily, many individuals stepped up to offer assistance with moving dogs from the property.
Sadly, many others took it upon themselves to spout negativity and to imply that the plea for help was nothing more than a pathetic ploy for money.
Second and third hand (and beyond) knowledge began to be retold as truth – rumors were spread and as is typical in the land of rescues – things got ugly.
Max’s Animal Rescue wanted – rather, needed – dogs to be moved from their property.
Dogs were repeatedly escaping and there were fears that neighbors would shoot them or that they would be hit by cars.
Bottom line – help was needed.
For everyone who assumed that the property was a hoarding situation and that dogs were being kept in deplorable conditions, please read the update as shared on Max’s Animal Rescue Facebook page within the past 25 minutes:
UPDATE: With all the negativity and more importantly the concern over our shelter and the animals, the local police were dispatch to the shelter over the weekend to check on the state of the animals and as reported in todays’ Georgia Times Union were in good condition. This morning we had a surprise visit by TWO Georgia Department of Agriculture investigators, who after a through investigation has passed our shelter yet again with flying colors.
Just as important, Max’s Animal Rescue has stated that the dogs which needed to be moved have been spoken for and they will be transported to other rescues.
To everyone that came together to network for these dogs – thank you.
For those who were quick to assume and pass judgement – please do not believe everything that you hear. For some reason, rescue organizations seem to be fraught with drama.
Negativity helps no one.
What is needed, in this situation and so many others, is for everyone to support one another.
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