Two different ads appeared in the national media that have a direct effect on dog ownership, relationships between dogs and owners and overall relationships between dogs and the public generally. First of all in USA TODAY as well as a major legislative Washington DC publication called POLITICO the HUMANE WATCH DOG ORGANIZATION headed by Richard Berman ran the advert which runs next to this article. As far as we in the concerned purebred dog community are affected both of these ads could not have come at a better time. It particularly takes to task HSUS directly and thereby its President Wayne Pacelle for perpetuating the fraud upon the American public that HSUS provides real shelters for dogs. This is out and out nonsense, which too many people let HSUS get away with. The impression is left that they are a major force in the adoption of dogs throughout America by providing shelters and the like. This of course is outright misrepresentation if not just a downright lie. Thank heaven for Watch Dog, which calls it the way it really is. Why AKC does not run these kinds of promotions as well, exposing HSUS for what it really is, confuses the hell out of me. And don't tell me it is due to money problems-- I know this is against the general thinking but I believe a portion of the Reserve Fund could wisely be used to attack HSUS and its copycat type prototypes that make a buck off the non-suspecting American public in these areas. And don't forget to add FOX News to the list of HSUS supporters as they stabbed AKC so wickedly in the back by substituting Wayne Pacelle for the APHIS representative in the debate about changing the APHIS proposals. Candidly FOX News is never watched in our house and nothing annoys me more than when the announcer for the New York Yankees on the YES station deliberately refers to "our" friends at FOX Business when in fact they are his friends and not mine! YES should stay out of the implied business of supporting sponsor in the altogether! I mean how could Fox's anchors so blatantly support adoptions over buying from a breeder when there are as many pitfalls in one as the other. At least with the breeder we know the parents and the environment and the backgrounds of the animals involved, which is hardly the case in the big, big business of shelter adoptions! Support "Watch Dog" that's our thinking for sure.
Of interest is that on the very day of the above mentioned ad in the WALL STREET JOURNAL appeared an advert from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation requesting donations to help that organization in teaming the most highly trained dogs with firefighters to save lives in national emergencies. Hear, hear is my response as it costs over $10,000 to train each of these precious animals who never give up until its job is completed. To donate call 888-450 or visit www.SearchDogFoundation.org----remember BE PART OF THE SEARCH.
And on the subject of the search why not search your heart and wonder how you can support for any office, much less the Presidency of the USA
a man or a family that transports their dog on the top of a station wagon in a crate across this country! Look into this situation and as dog lovers ask yourselves how could I vote for someone who acted in such a manner!