On 2 Aug, 19:17, "Sheelagh >o<" > wrote:
> On 2 Aug, 18:37, bookie > wrote:
> > On 2 Aug, 17:58, "Sheelagh >o<" > wrote:
> > > On 2 Aug, 17:36, "MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER>
> > > wrote:
> > > > "GGVA" > wrote in message
> > > oups.com...
> > > > A company in California is offering people who are unable to make a
> > > > full time commitment to a pet, the chance to rent a dog.
> > > > For the equivalent of £49 a year, FlexPetz customers get to spend
> > > > time with one of the company's Afghan Hounds, Labrador Retrievers or
> > > > Boston Terriers. FlexPetz founder Marlena Cervantes is hoping to
> > > > expand her business to London by the end of the year.
> > > > Full article:www.ukpets.co.uk/?section=Home&sub=News&method=fetch&item=1265
> > > > What a stupid idea! This might be a money-maker to the person who owns this
> > > > "business," but it is nothing short of animal cruelty. Those poor dogs (and
> > > > other animals, if she expands this business) will never have any sense of
> > > > security. Nothing will be permanent, no one to really love. Whoever
> > > > thought up this idea should qualify for the darwin award, and I hope steps
> > > > will be taken to put a stop to it.
> > > > MaryL
> > > I so agree with you Mary.. it does tantamount to outright cruelty!!
> > > What happens if the rental dogs current owner falls in love with the
> > > pet that they have?
> > > What happens if the animal adapts well to the home it is in, but the
> > > owner really can't affords the fee every tie it came around?
> > > I would be most surprised if the dogs didn't all come with behavioural
> > > difficulties when it goes to each home because all the poor thing is
> > > used to, is being pushed from pillar to post!!
> > > This has to be one of thew worst money spinning cruelty idea's that
> > > has ever been created. I have never heard of the Darwin Award, but I
> > > assume that it is one of those awards that are presented to people who
> > > would rather not receive it?
> > > I will certainly take steps to follow this one up, to make sure that
> > > we don't have it over here. in fact, I am off to google it now & write
> > > to my local RSPCA association & remind my MP to make sure that he
> > > raises this question in the House of Commons, because our animals have
> > > rights now that the new Bill was passed by Parliament. This is cruelty
> > > in the first degree, & our pets should be protected from this. It is
> > > the right of our Member of Parliament, to question something that
> > > might be of detriment to any pet as well as citizens in his
> > > constituency now.
> > > Backing away from the PC now to cool down
> > > Sheelagh>"o"<- Hide quoted text -
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> > if you click onthe link it says tyhat the humane society or whoever
> > thoroughly condemns this whole business and points out that dogs tend
> > to get atatched to people an masters and that constantly attaching to
> > a master and gettgin to knwo a human and then being torn away form
> > that master will seriously harm the dogs mental state and be bad for
> > it's welfare, so atr least someone somewhere is agreeing with us and
> > pointing out officially what a bad idea this is.
> > the owner of the business (who obviously has no concern for animals or
> > dog welfare if she is willign to pimp out her dogs to anyone who comes
> > along) sadi she wants to expand her business to the UK so i hope that
> > the RSPCA will do everything they can to stop her. I think the whole
> > idea is utterly despiocable,a d as you have said, why not just go
> > along to your local shelter or blue cross centre and offer to take
> > some of the dogs out for a walk sometime? that is what i have done
> > inthe past as I cannot have a dog but I still enjoy their company.
> > even if i could afford the money I would not spend £49 or whatever
> > 'hiring' a dog for the afternoon, that is just so bad for the dogs,
> > and if you really love dogs you would give the money to a shelter and
> > get your kick out of seeing it going towards looking dogs who really
> > need the help in a good environment.
> > hate to say it but only the yanks would think of doing something like
> > this, anything to make a quick buck. It is probably the only way this
> > woman can think of to make money after she has already sold her own
> > grandmother
> > grrrrr.........
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> Time to step away from the Pc Bookie.
> As in all countries, even our own, there are bad egg's. It is just bad
> coincidence that the silly Ermentrude who thought this idea up, & sold
> her Granny down the river, happens to be American.. After all, not all
> of them are like that!
> I would hardly class MaryL or Matthew or most of the group for that
> matter ( they were just the 1st 2 that came to mind), are like that,
> at all. Having said that, I too feel very angry and passionate about
> ensuring the ides never reaches here. And, that can only come about,
> if we "All work together".
> We have some real [email protected]
in this country too. Look at the monsters who
> who shot Ringo..As far as I am concerned, the sooner they get shipped
> off to Guantanamo bay, the better! I see no difference between a man
> who's sole intention is to kill as many people in the name of a faith
> that preaches love & peace, than I do a despicable animal abuser who
> abuses them in the name of Money, & would frankly use an any vehicle,
> to make money at the expense of an animal or Humans expense. (animal
> in this case!!)
> My point is, that this could have originated in Germany, China,
> Russia, or the USA & I would feel the same way about the instigator of
> this concept. They just happen to be American in this case. If we
> can't "ALL" work together for the good of the Animal with our pet
> loving partners, then the Animal is the one that looses in a situation
> like this.
> So Damn the woman, & to hell with her concept. The vast majority of
> Americans feel the same way as we do here, & would gladly shut them
> down if they could too. I suppose the ultimate question here, is how
> do we support them to kill the concept in it's track's & what do we
> have to do to rid them of this Blight, as we would here?
> I feel as angry as you do & need to step away too
> <fuming @ the ears nose and mouth too in agreement of shutting this
> idiot down in he tracks!!>
> Sheelagh >"o"<- Hide quoted text -
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i am sure the animal welfare bill will have to against this whole idea
won't it? time to write letter to lots of people.
anyway i hate the french more than the yanks