Inge Irby in Clarksville, TN is being ordered to reduce the number of dogs in her home. She has been rescuing dogs for years and taking care of them at her home. A neighbor filed a complaint that prompted the judge's order to reduce the number to 15 (the judge is not completely heartless, I believe the news said he and his family adopted 5). Her deadline of Jan 27 has passed and she still has over 20 dogs that need homes. Many of the dogs are older and thus harder to place. She does not want to euthanize any of the dogs. If you can adopt or help please contact contact Irby at 931-503-8300 or visiting the Second Chance Happy Tails Web site.
I have facebook resources to help Irby out but not sure how to go about it. I can't find any info on the various sites for Second Chance discussing her predicament. It seems that perhaps she should consider foster the dogs out to keep from having to have any of them euthanized. Considering the dire straits homeless dogs in this state face, it seems that someone should step up and help this woman continue to assist these dogs. A similar place in New State had to move rather than gift up their work as an animal hospice.
I was going to mention this to some of my more savvy rescue friends on Facebook to see what advice they could offer, but I'm not finding out enough of the legalities--except that Irby must be down to 15 dogs sometime after Feb. 10.
I'm not really sure about the legalities. I just saw the news story and thought with all of the animal lovers here, someone might be able to help. She said a lot of the adoptions have been from out of state, but not many locally. It didn't sound like she had any luck finding foster homes either. I wish I could help, but I'm already maxed out where I live with 3 dogs (all rescues). It's very sad that the general attitude in this state seems to be that an animal is as expendable as a broken lamp.
well if your military family Inge Irby doesn't like to adopt out to you. 3 years ago she told me that she doesn't adopt out to military families because they abandon their pets. I just seen a video of her building dog houses for people who can't afford dog houses and guess who was building a dog house? a man in an army uniform. This was 3 years ago so maybe she's changed her views...I doubt it though she was very rude on the phone with me and I had her on speaker phone. Our son heard her and asked me "mommy, why doesn't she want us to have Boink?" I suppose Boink wasn't meant to adopted out to us was my response...we evetually found an addition to our family and he's been with us for almost 3 years...we would NEVER abandon him and we are a military family.
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