The Virginia animal shelter that recently adopted out a senior, blind dog who was bonded to his six-year-old friend, Blue Dozer, has spoken out after the dog was found wandering alone, over 100 miles away from his adopter. On Wednesday, Richmond Animal Care and Control advised Facebook followers that both dogs were back in their care.
The animal shelter stated:
I am very glad to announce that both OJ and Blue Dozer have just been reunited and are safely back at RACC.
Adding words of warning to those who have voiced their deep displeasure about the person who adopted the dogs not long ago:
We very much appreciate the outpouring of community support but want to be very clear about a few details. First, we do not support any act of violence or threat of violence towards anyone. Ever. The only thing that matters is these sweet dogs get to stay together-and in the end that’s what we have. I will delete posts made on this page that are mean or harmful. Our work is about love and compassion for animals -please extend that kindness to humans 😊.
Many people criticized the shelter’s adoption process – Richmond Animal Care and Control responded:
Our practices, adoption policy and choices to make adoptions are done in the best interest of each animal. We can not account for decisions that are made by citizens after adoption and work diligently to keep our open adoption process successful. In the end, we have to trust people-trust them to love the pets we have cared for, and trust them to do what is best.
As to the future plans for these bonded dogs – for now, they will simply be loved and cared for by shelter staff. The shelter explained:
Lastly, we will not be doing anything with OJ & Dozer in the next few days other than snuggling them together. I will keep you posted if and when they are available for adoption.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
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