To the person named "Writer" below ...
Maybe you should consider that you should have been more responsible than to decide to take on the "forever home" responsibility of an already traumatized animal for your pet and then decide "months later" to join the U.S. Navy ... with no one to take care of that pet .... and then blame it on this rescue organization for not immediately having a new home available for the pet to be "returned to", as if the poor thing was an item you bought from Walmart and could return when you decided you didn't really need or want it. One would assume that you put some thought into your decision to join the U.S. Military, and therefore would have considered that possibility before taking on the commitment of a "forever home" for a new pet when adopting. Obviously, you didn't think one of the two decisions out very well.
I won't even get into your comments about food allergies, as that is a highly subjective topic and subject to a myriad of different approaches. I guarantee you, you don't strike me as being the most knowledgeable on the subject ... so I'll just leave that item alone.
I appreciate your willingness to serve our Country, I am a proud U.S. Marine's daughter. I have fostered several soldiers' dogs with Soldier's Angels Pet Guardians since our Country went to war in Iraq in 2002. I honor our U.S. military and support them in most ways that I am able. However, you should have taken more time to consider your long term commitment to bringing a new member into your family and balanced that with your potential future plans, such as volunteering to enlist. Being a member of the U.S. Military means adhering to very strong rules of commitment, honor, trust and willingness to always take care of your team members ... and leave no man behind. Think about that, deeply.
That all being said, I hope you grow up and mature through your training in the U.S. Navy. In the meantime, you should stop trying to throw trash on the reputations of a group of very hard working, self sacrificing and dedicated people that run this organization for no personal gain except the love they have for these discarded animals and their tireless drive to find them safe and loving homes.
Maybe I should say I'm sorry for speaking my mind, but I am not. You sound like a very self centered person who lashes out at others, regardless of the pain caused, when everything doesn't go exactly your way. Hopefully, the U.S. Navy will train that out of you .... if not, try the U.S. Marine Corp at Parris Island, SC. I guarantee THEY will.
My best wishes for your continuation of growth as a human and a sailor.
Barbara in Alvin, Texas.
Day after day, this organization fights fr the lives of animals destined to a horrific death by gas chamber. It's non-stop. Everytime they manage to take pictures of anumals, get them posted and literally beg for fosters, adopters, rescues, for any one to help them out in any way imaginable, they SOMEHOW pull it off. I understane they have a great following and many prayers are sent to help them save all those beautiful animals, prayers are often not enough. And yet....they struggle and fight ti make it happen. And just when everyone breaths a sigh of relief knowing what they have accomplished. The sheltters are full again, There isn't a days rest. Animal Aid for Vermilion Area are an AMAZING cohesive group of people that are undaubted by adversity. I am cannot begin to tell you the lengths they went to, to make sure the 2 dogs I adopted from them arrived safely from LA to CO. Because of their dedication I am blessed everyday with two funny little dogs from Louisiana. May God continue to Bless their endeavors!!