A recent news article came out about a dog hoarding case in Harney County Oregon with 50 suffering dogs. http://www.komonews.com/younews/79844302.html The struggle for me is to see the frustrations and challenges with catching these dogs in order to give them a better life. I have assisted with several hoarding cases with HSUS as well as rescuing dogs after Hurricane Katrina and appreciate the incredible challenges for the animal control officers. Too often the people are struggling to protect themselves and do not know the strategies or the tools, and it becomes a frantic and brutal fight.
There are calm and humane approaches to gathering dogs such as those at Harney County. The Y pole is a great tool if calmness and compassion is an inherent part of it. The Y pole simply used as a physical stick, however, will not be effective. I cannot afford to volunteer with these situations, but it motivates me to create more on my website and with a training video. If you are interested in helping me create these valuable resources for the animal shelters and control officers please contact me.
Also, I value your comments about what Global Wildlife Resources can provide to meet your needs for handling feral dogs. Please let us know.
I sincerely wish for a safe, calm, and successful gathering for the animal welfare workers in Harney County.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.