I had my doubts about the local SPCA before, but now I am appalled at them. In reading a recent article about the SPCA denying an adoption, I couldn't believe what I was reading. It looks as though the SPCA doesn't want animals to be adopted at all.
First, the SPCA makes adopting a pet a difficult process that discourages possible adopters with jacked up prices and a ton of unnecessary paperwork for starters, upwards of $300 to $400 for a puppy. You can buy one from the Buy and Sell for $50. Then, you are not allowed to view the animals. Instead you look at them through an album of photos. The SPCA claims it causes the animals stress to see people? I'm sorry, but once adopted animals will be meeting strangers all the time. All this is doing is desocializing them, nothing more.
Now Myrna Mycock has been denied giving a home to a pup named Diesel because of "tethering". The SPCA may refuse adoption due to law, but not ideals. Tethering a dog is not against the law and the SPCA has no right to deny an adoption because someone doesn't share their "ideals".
The perfect owner/pet match doesn't exist. It takes work, like a family, all of which Myrna expressed she was willing to do. The SPCA is now denying decent people who are willing to go through their absurd adoption process and pay their absurd fee the right to try.
So it seems the SPCA feels this puppy "Diesel" is better off in a cold pen with little food, socialization and training, rather than with a good family in their warm home. What kind of hypocrisy is that? In the fight for animals rights, the SPCA is seeming like the biggest offender these days.