It's fair to say that Ellen-gate pissed us off. Her public mishandling of Iggy's adoption angered us because she painted rescue organizations in a bad light. On the flip side though, it seems many potential dog adoptees were scared off by the incident, not realizing how stringent some adoption procedures have become. Follow the logic further, and you find that some are concerned dog adoption policies go too far. How far is too far and are dogs being prevented from finding good homes because potential adoptees are afraid of red-tape? Or should the red-tape be there to protect the dogs?
All good questions and all will be answered later today. RescueNetwork.org & PetHobbyist.com are sponsoring an online panel discussion to explore these very issues and to help shed light on why rescue organizations have contracts and who they're meant to protect. Check it out, log in and sign on at 6pm PST.
If Ellen-gate upset you, confused you, or raised questions about the pet adoption process that you want answers to, don't miss this chance to ask and learn. In Los Angeles alone, there are thousands of dogs that need homes and it would be uber-crummy if all this media attention resulted in less dogs being adopted, instead of more.