Ashland Animal Rescue Fund takes dogs?

Ashland Animal Rescue Fund takes dogs?

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Crazy

Ashland, KY

#3 Feb 10, 2012
I hope the woman gets her dog back!
Crazy

Ashland, KY

#4 Feb 10, 2012
I hope she gets her dog back!

I checked out the photos the owner has posted on facebook and that is for sure the same dog, no denying it!
JustMe

United States

#5 Feb 10, 2012
That in no way says that the lady from AArF took him from your yard. If she had seen him in your yard she would know the owner. Dogs have tricky ways of getting out. I've seen my Irish setter and my sister's chihuahua make short work of getting out
WTF

Ashland, KY

#6 Feb 10, 2012
JustMe wrote:
That in no way says that the lady from AArF took him from your yard. If she had seen him in your yard she would know the owner. Dogs have tricky ways of getting out. I've seen my Irish setter and my sister's chihuahua make short work of getting out
Did you even read the post? They didn't claim that the lady that had the dog on her FB page took it from their yard! They said the dog went missing from their fenced in yard and was later seen on a women's FB page! This person is heartbroken! They don't need your stupid negativity!!!
WTF

Ashland, KY

#7 Feb 10, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this! I would definitely get an attorney and go to court! I have seen a similar situation on a court show one time. Because the owner's were able to prove the dog was theirs, the judge ordered the people who had the dog to return it! Don't give up. I know how much my little boy means to me, and I wouldn't! Good Luck!:)
what?

Ironton, OH

#8 Feb 10, 2012
Fishy wrote:
immediately contacted her and told her who I was and that we had been searching for him for two months and missed him dearly and wanted to make arrangements to get him home to us. She responded by saying that she volunteered for Ashland Animal Rescue Fund and had attempted in every possible way to find his owners and when she had no luck doing so, she had him transported to an out-of-state organization in Staten Island, New York…Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. Naturally, I was heartbroken but unwilling to give up. I then contacted Louie’s Legacy by email as this was the only contact info given for them with no response. After hours of research from myself as well as a few select friends, we found several contact numbers for Louie’s and tried reaching them by phone. Multiple messages were left but no one would call me back. Late Thursday night on 2/2/12 I wrote a heartfelt letter to Louie’s pleading for someone to contact me about my boy and within a couple of minutes, my post was deleted and I was blocked from their page. I then went to my personal Facebook page and made a plea to my friends to copy & paste my letter to their page thinking that the more people I could get involved, maybe someone would help me. Unfortunately, a few select people decided to ignore my request of reposting my letter and instead made derogatory remarks and threats to Louie’s which only served to upset the situation even more. The following day, I spoke with the head of the AARF foundation here local, the ones that originally had Jack and was told that the overflow of correspondence that came through to Louie’s website the previous evening had infuriated them and they were not only not willing to give Jack back to me but they were going to personally hold me responsible for the remarks/threats made by others and charge me with harrassment. Not one time did I ever threaten nor swear nor so much as raise my voice at anybody throughout this whole ordeal. This person advised me to get an attorney because they weren’t going to help me with anything. The next day, Saturday 2/4/12, I called the Petco in Staten Island, NY to find out that they had my boy up for adoption even though they knew he was mine. Needless to say, I couldn’t believe it! With it being the weekend, I had no choice but to wait until yesterday, Monday 2/6/12 to contact an attorney to help me. After several calls made on my behalf, I received a call this morning 2/7/12 to be told that someone would be contacting me to return my dog. You can imagine how elated I was! Within 10 minutes, I received another call saying that not only were they not really going to return him to me but that they had found him a new home this weekend. I’m heartbroken beyond words as are my children. Jack is not just our dog, he’s our family member. As of right now, I have several people still trying to urge these people to do the right thing….I mean, isn’t this their mission as animal rescuers to reunite these babies with their owners if at all possible? I don’t understand where I went wrong in all of this….anyone that truly loved their pet would stop at nothing to get them safe at home. I’m asking, BEGGING for everyone to PLEASE keep my story circulating because the more people who know what has gone on here, the better my chances of us seeing our boy again will be.





Sincerely,




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it says the dog was micro chipped. Why didn't anybody check it?? This story is bizarre!
JustMe

United States

#9 Feb 10, 2012
WTF wrote:
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Did you even read the post? They didn't claim that the lady that had the dog on her FB page took it from their yard! They said the dog went missing from their fenced in yard and was later seen on a women's FB page! This person is heartbroken! They don't need your stupid negativity!!!
the title of the thread is "Ashland animal rescue fund takes dogs?" so it's not stupid negativity. It sounds like she's accusing aarf of taking the dog. I would be heartbroken too if I were in the same situation, but there's no need to be accusatory
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Feb 10, 2012
This story hits close to home. I know Lauren personally and remember when she called me to tell me Jack went missing from her yard. I felt horrible when she called me a week later in tears saying she couldn't find him. I asked her all that she was doing in her search and she told me she called the pound numerous times and even made calls to her vet as well as posting posters around town. All I could tell her was to think positive and she'll find him. I remember thinking in the back of my mind I hope Jack didn't get hit by a car. I didn't bring that up to her because I didn't want to upset her anymore than she already was.I just thought it seemed like something awful must of happened to him because I knew he was microchipped and figured if he was found he would have been scanned and home to her and the girls by now. Being a huge animal lover myself, Jack was always brought up in our conversations on the phone. I live in another state and wished there was more I could do to comfort her. Two weeks ago Lauren called me and said a friend of her daughters saw a picture of Jack on a lady's Facebook wall. She was thrilled!!! Well, that was short lived because after Lauren immediately wrote the woman on Facebook she told Lauren that Jack was transported to Staten Island and that she wasn't obligated to tell her anything else. After a lot of researching Lauren found out Jack was transported to Louies Legacy...there she saw pictures of her baby renamed Mister on their website. She contacted them via email and phone with no response. When Lauren told me this I was furious. How could an organization that cares for animals not want to reunite it with it's family?This didn't make any sense to me. How come Ashland Animal rescue fund never scanned Jack? Why did Louies Legacy still have Jack up for adoption on there website after Lauren contacted them? All of these questions were running through my mind. Desperate for her on the other end of the phone wondering what I could do I decided to write them a letter as well. In fact I wrote 2 letters and made a couple of calls with contact numbers I found through google. I also never got any response. What kills me most is I know what kind of parent Lauren is both to her children and her animals and both her children and pets are blessed to have such a loving Mom. Bottom line, Jack is part of Lauren's family and I can't imagine how scared Jack is wondering what is going on being shipped from here to there and everywhere. Thank you to all of those who are helping her in her fight to be reunited with Jack.
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Feb 10, 2012
To "just me" Fishy is correct in saying that. The reason I say this is because Lauren made contact with a person from AARF telling them Jack was hers and the woman blew her off. I understand Jack had already been transported to Louies Legacy through AARF at the time but the woman could have called them since theyre affiliated with this transporting and told them the owner contacted her and to not put him up for adoption.That being said, technically they do take dogs.
Disgusted

Amelia, OH

#12 Feb 11, 2012
AARF has saved well over 1500 animal in 3 years. Most of these animals were adopted from Boyd County Animal Shelter where they very well could have been euthanized due to over crowding. AARF also accepts owner turn ins --- people who cannot care for their pets any longer - some times people who just won't take care of their pet any longer. Only very few are strays that are found wandering the street. AARF volunteers always report the animal found and run an ad in the local paper. AARF volunteers operate under the assumption that a local owner will be sophisticated enough, or know someone sophisticated enough to help locate their lost pet.

From what I understand, AARF has found approximately 20 local homes, not for lack of trying but from lack of interest of local adopters. So, where do Ashlands unwanted animals go? Other no kill animal rescues/shelters/sanctuaries. AARF spendsthousands of hours, thousands of dollars and thousands of heart breaks caring for local unwanted, discarded and sometimes abused animals. Have any of you bothered thanking, funding or better yet volunteering with AARF? If you gave a flip about the animals, you should. Then you could have an educated opinion about something that you now, know nothing about.

Why don't Fishy, Frustrated and Crazy start their own animal rescue if this could be done better? Or are you all too busy trying to villainize the saints to do anything productive?
ashamed

United States

#13 Feb 11, 2012
I know a few people that help with this group and I will find out what's going on. If they do not get her the dog back I do know some donations that thay will not be getting. It's simple if the dog wasn't mistreated it should b returned
TommyT

Portage, MI

#14 Feb 11, 2012
JustMe wrote:
That in no way says that the lady from AArF took him from your yard. If she had seen him in your yard she would know the owner. Dogs have tricky ways of getting out. I've seen my Irish setter and my sister's chihuahua make short work of getting out
Did you read the post? Are you that inbred? If my dog got out, then its my fault. However, if someone claimed my dog and refused to return it.... Lets just say I would reach out and touch several of your family members with my Remmington
TommyT

Portage, MI

#15 Feb 11, 2012
I should rephrase.... I would reach out and touch several of their family members with my Remmington
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Feb 11, 2012
To "disgusted" I am sure these rescues do alot of good for a majority of these animals. I am not arguing that. All I can tell you is what I know in the situation regarding Lauren and her dog Jack. She truly loves this dog, that is why she is fighting so hard but WHY does she even have to fight??? I just can't believe it has gotten to this point. Why wouldn't they be happy to have her reunited with Jack. Why are they ignoring her pleas. I have 2 beautiful Goldren retrievers that I adopted from Golden Retriever rescue of South Florida and fostered a few from there as well and I can assure you they do not operate this way.
JustMe

United States

#17 Feb 11, 2012
TommyT wrote:
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Did you read the post? Are you that inbred? If my dog got out, then its my fault. However, if someone claimed my dog and refused to return it.... Lets just say I would reach out and touch several of your family members with my Remmington
did you not read the title of the thread? Seems to me like the op is implying aarf took the dog from the yard, otherwise they'd know who the owner is. Do y'all seriously think aarf volunteers have nothing better to do than take a dog from it's home and use someone's good money and time to drive it to New York? Aarf has a "dark side"? For real? That doesn't make sense. They desperately need food and supplies and they take someone's dog just for the heck of it? Maybe the microchip didn't work. Maybe the vet assistant who scanned didn't know what they were doing. But if the volunteer said she did everything possible to find the owner, I'm sure that includes a trip to a vet. Why take a dog from a good home to put it somewhere where they actually have to actively search for a home? A volunteer drove it or paid to have it flown to new York, not cheap.

And as for the threat of violence there, real classy.
Just A Thought

Flatwoods, KY

#18 Feb 11, 2012
Frustrated wrote:
This story hits close to home. I know Lauren personally and remember when she called me to tell me Jack went missing from her yard. I felt horrible when she called me a week later in tears saying she couldn't find him. I asked her all that she was doing in her search and she told me she called the pound numerous times and even made calls to her vet as well as posting posters around town. All I could tell her was to think positive and she'll find him. I remember thinking in the back of my mind I hope Jack didn't get hit by a car. I didn't bring that up to her because I didn't want to upset her anymore than she already was. I just thought it seemed like something awful must of happened to him because I knew he was microchipped and figured if he was found he would have been scanned and home to her and the girls by now. Being a huge animal lover myself, Jack was always brought up in our conversations on the phone. I live in another state and wished there was more I could do to comfort her. Two weeks ago Lauren called me and said a friend of her daughters saw a picture of Jack on a lady's Facebook wall. She was thrilled!!! Well, that was short lived because after Lauren immediately wrote the woman on Facebook she told Lauren that Jack was transported to Staten Island and that she wasn't obligated to tell her anything else. After a lot of researching Lauren found out Jack was transported to Louies Legacy...there she saw pictures of her baby renamed Mister on their website. She contacted them via email and phone with no response. When Lauren told me this I was furious. How could an organization that cares for animals not want to reunite it with it's family?This didn't make any sense to me. How come Ashland Animal rescue fund never scanned Jack? Why did Louies Legacy still have Jack up for adoption on there website after Lauren contacted them? All of these questions were running through my mind. Desperate for her on the other end of the phone wondering what I could do I decided to write them a letter as well. In fact I wrote 2 letters and made a couple of calls with contact numbers I found through google. I also never got any response. What kills me most is I know what kind of parent Lauren is both to her children and her animals and both her children and pets are blessed to have such a loving Mom. Bottom line, Jack is part of Lauren's family and I can't imagine how scared Jack is wondering what is going on being shipped from here to there and everywhere. Thank you to all of those who are helping her in her fight to be reunited with Jack.
I want to help! What can I do? I know about this story and I reposted her letter on my FB in hopes that we could get enough people together to get her dog back home!! I don't know Lauren but I will help in any way that I can!! Please advise........
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Feb 11, 2012
I would like to make something clear. I am not coming on this thread to bash Louies Legacy or AARF, at least not intentionally. I just want to make people aware of what is truly going on in THIS situation. I could be wrong but it seems that "just me" and "disgusted" may have ties to these rescue and if so, could one of you explain why this is even happening. Let me tell you about something I read. As I said in an earlier post Laurens daughter was told by a schoolmate that Jack's picture was on an AARF volunteers Facebook so she looked her up and sent her a message. I am going to show you what she wrote ..
(Hi, I'm sorry to bother you but my friend said you found my dog thats been missing for awhille and I looked through some pictures and you found him...you tagged him under Mister and the album is the new faces one...and my family has missed him so much if you could message me back that would be great, thanks. His name is Jack.)

Now, let me show you what was written back to her from this AARF volunteer who had Jack. Also note this is the very first response from AARF regarding Jack.

(Hi Leah, I tried everything I could to find his owner, every reasonable effort. He left weeks ago to an out of state rescue and has already been adopted.)

That was it!!! Does anyone else think this is a cold and heartless response? Don't these volunteers understand people have tight bonds with their animals and you can't just say they are up and gone so cut and dry, especially without ANY explanation. Lauren also sent her a letter asking about Jack, happy that he was found only to be told that she rescued him and couldn't find the owners and had him scanned but didn't detect a microchip and now he's in a different state with another rescue. So, of course Lauren wanted answers to know where her Jack was, so she wrote her back only to get this response a few days later (Lauren, I'm not ignoring you- I responded to you and to Leah. I have been very busy and I'm not obligated to call or speak to you. I am a volunteer, this is not my job)

Again, what kind of response is this? Fortunately, with a lot of searching Lauren was able to find out where Jack was, Staten Island, NY placed with LOUIES LEGACY. On their website were pictures of Jack renamed Mister with comments under his picture "looking for a forever home". Lauren contacted them right away, sending them emails and making phone calls. Do you know she did not get ONE call back or email from LOUIES. So, I took it upon myself to contact them and I also did not get any response. People this has been going on for over 2 weeks. Up until last week we know Jack was sitting in a foster home waiting for someone to adopt him when they (AARF and LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE) knew his family had been DESPERATELY searching for him and trying to make contact.
What I found odd from the beginning is that Jack was found with his original collar but his tags were missing. Also, what about his microchip? I actually called homeagain to ask them (being a mom of 2 dogs that are chipped) if they can go undetected when being scanned. I was told although RARE it can happen. Honestly you guys I personally don't believe he was scanned anywhere and I don't believe he was found soon after with his collar on but NO rabies tags. Lauren uses the sameveterinarian as AARF and her vet's office told her a dog named mister was brought in by AARF and they never scanned him. Told her they usually don't unless asked by AARF. The 2things that would have lead Jack back to his happy home. Stranger things have happen, but after seeing how Louies and AARF are not reuniting Jack with Lauren puts a ton of doubt in my mind. Iwould like to leave on a somewhat positive note. I have spent quite some time on Louies and AARF's Facebook page and I can't deny it seems they do help a lot of animals but I also can't deny they are NOT ones to reunite owners with their lost pets.I hope they do the right thing, at the very least acknowledge her
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Feb 11, 2012
I would like to make something clear. I am not coming on this thread to bash Louies Legacy or AARF, at least not intentionally. I just want to make people aware of what is truly going on in THIS situation. I could be wrong but it seems that "just me" and "disgusted" may have ties to these rescue and if so, could one of you explain why this is even happening. Let me tell you about something I read. As I said in an earlier post Laurens daughter was told by a schoolmate that Jack's picture was on an AARF volunteers Facebook so she looked her up and sent her a message. I am going to show you what she wrote ..
(Hi, I'm sorry to bother you but my friend said you found my dog thats been missing for awhille and I looked through some pictures and you found him...you tagged him under Mister and the album is the new faces one...and my family has missed him so much if you could message me back that would be great, thanks. His name is Jack.)

Now, let me show you what was written back to her from this AARF volunteer who had Jack. Also note this is the very first response from AARF regarding Jack.

(Hi Leah, I tried everything I could to find his owner, every reasonable effort. He left weeks ago to an out of state rescue and has already been adopted.)

That was it!!! Does anyone else think this is a cold and heartless response? Don't these volunteers understand people have tight bonds with their animals and you can't just say they are up and gone so cut and dry, especially without ANY explanation. Lauren also sent her a letter asking about Jack, happy that he was found only to be told that she rescued him and couldn't find the owners and had him scanned but didn't detect a microchip and now he's in a different state with another rescue. So, of course Lauren wanted answers to know where her Jack was, so she wrote her back only to get this response a few days later (Lauren, I'm not ignoring you- I responded to you and to Leah. I have been very busy and I'm not obligated to call or speak to you. I am a volunteer, this is not my job)

Again, what kind of response is this? Fortunately, with a lot of searching Lauren was able to find out where Jack was, Staten Island, NY placed with LOUIES LEGACY. On their website were pictures of Jack renamed Mister with comments under his picture "looking for a forever home". Lauren contacted them right away, sending them emails and making phone calls. Do you know she did not get ONE call back or email from LOUIES. So, I took it upon myself to contact them and I also did not get any response. People this has been going on for over 2 weeks. Up until last week we know Jack was sitting in a foster home waiting for someone to adopt him when they (AARF and LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE) knew his family had been DESPERATELY searching for him and trying to make contact.
What I found odd from the beginning is that Jack was found with his original collar but his tags were missing. Also, what about his microchip? I actually called homeagain to ask them (being a mom of 2 dogs that are chipped) if they can go undetected when being scanned. I was told although RARE it can happen. Honestly you guys I personally don't believe he was scanned anywhere and I don't believe he was found soon after with his collar on but NO rabies tags. Lauren uses the sameveterinarian as AARF and her vet's office told her a dog named mister was brought in by AARF and they never scanned him. Told her they usually don't unless asked by AARF. The 2things that would have lead Jack back to his happy home. Stranger things have happen, but after seeing how Louies and AARF are not reuniting Jack with Lauren puts a ton of doubt in my mind. Iwould like to leave on a somewhat positive note. I have spent quite some time on Louies and AARF's Facebook page and I can't deny it seems they do help a lot of animals but I also can't deny they are NOT ones to reunite owners with their lost pets.
Frustrated

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Feb 11, 2012
Hmm, said it was too long but I guess it went through twice. "just a thought" thank you for sharing her story. I'm not really sure what you can do to help. Maybe write them a letter on Facebook asking them why they won't return Jack to his family.
BS AARF

Ashland, KY

#22 Feb 12, 2012
AARF needs to step up and correct their mistake!!!!

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