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Thu, Apr. 21st, 2005 09:12 pm
OCCH won't adopt to me. I breed rats. They asked for the list of animals I have. I said "roughly 30 rats" then at the part it said "how long have you had them" I went "either since they were 5 weeks or since they were born"

So I can't adopt pigs from them.

I guess I'm destined not to have any pigs. Mom doesn't want to drive to Bakersfield. I was looking forward to adopting two really cute boars.


I've been whining a lot lately. The lady at OCCH told me that they feel that breeders don't truely understand that there are needy animals otherwise they wouldn't breed. Now, I don't entirely agree with that but I understand. I do take in rescues and I do foster so I do think I'm giving back to the needy rats. I believe that there should be breeders, ethical breeders doing it to better the breed\species. She said that since I said I would NOT breed, she can refer me to some private adoptions. I contacted a lady in Fullerton (about a hour away) who says she has newly weaned boars (4 weeks). She also has a silkie sow that is spayed. I am hoping to adopt the boars and maybe the sow or another pig. I'm aiming to adopt two but three is my limit. No more then three.
My uncle did the coroplast for me. I was so afraid of screwing it up. It's a nice cage :]

So anyway I striked that all out because I was a whiny bitch. Life's too short to bitch about not being able to adopt because of their beliefs (they are valid beliefs). They were very kind to me and offered to answer any general questions. I sent them a little donation to thank them for being so kind. Hopefully they can adopt out that three year old boar.

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed

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cherylsays
cherylsays
Cheryl the Great™
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)

I don't get it. Why would what you said about having all those rats make it so you can't get the pigs? I mean, obviously you have alot of experience with small animals so how could they not let you adopt from them?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)

They're afraid I would breed them. I was looking to get two boars or a sow and fixed boar. They don't adopt to "breeders"
*sigh*
I understand why but it doesn't mean it makes me happy.


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_unreal
i'm so redundant.
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)

So lie.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)

They do home checks. When they ask why I have so many rats, I can't lie. I'm a terrible lier and they would see right through me.
It's ok though, they gave me a list of private adoptions and I found somebody close by with baby boys.


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riot_grrl
riot_grrl
Miss Used
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)

Why should she lie?
If they ever did a home check - which MANY shelters do - she could be in a lot of shit. AND if she ever wanted to adopt from a shelter again - she'd be unable to because they would put a big red mark against her in their system.

Plus that's just a really irresponsible thing to do.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)

I wouldn't lie. Even if I did, I couldn't pull it off because I'm a terrible lier.
I don't adopt out to "feeder breeders" and I would hate it if somebody lied to ME. So I wouldn't lie to these people because it's the adoption policy and I respect it.


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sicpuppy
sicpuppy
Ziggy
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)

You know what? I hate that attitude from some animal people too.
Sure, there are a lot of irresponsible breeders out there who geniunely are doing the animal kingdon a disservice by breeding irresponsibly with no thought to health or genetics when there are needy animals out there that could be taking those homes instead. If you assume that everyone on earth who breeds is irresponsible and money driven, then yes, her attitude made a lot of sense.
But theres a hell of a lot of responsible breeders out there who are actually HELPING animals by breeding; improving the lines, improving the health of the species, producing fitter animals with longer lifespans. How can these people be faulted for that? If we were not allowed to breed anything then more rats would be dying from myco each day, living about a year on average and suffering from all sorts of health problems that we've managed to keep minimal or even obliterate completely via sensible informed breeding.
Sorry for commenting, it just burns me seeing rescue homes tarring all breeders with the same brush.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)

Don't apologize for commenting. I agree with you. I understand it but like I said in my post, I don't agree with it.


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riot_grrl
riot_grrl
Miss Used
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)

Well I can understand their concerns with the whole breeding thing...

I have a hard time with breeders vs. rescues..
And I'm dealing with that right now because I really want my next two rats to be dumbos....
But part of me hates even thinking about getting my rats from a breeder when there are so many rats in shelters and being dumped off everywhere.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)

I understand. I have started taking in rescues because I feel guilty bringing rats into the world. In my mind, as long as I give needy rats a home, I don't have to feel guilty about breeding. I go to my local shelter once in awhile and adopt rats. I keep them in the rat room (my rattery is in my room right now). I try to rehome them but I have had one for a year now because he has a missing ear.


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