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Review for Georgeanns Homeless Hounds & Foster Program of Florida Inc, Weeki Wachee, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This response is rather lengthy, but I feel compelled to defend Homeless Hounds against the claims made by sunflower93 and PUPPYLOVER101. I am very familiar with Georgeann’s Homeless Hounds and hope that you will read this before allowing such negative feedback to keep you from adopting from this wonderful foster/rescue.

First off sunflower93, you did not BUY a puppy, you adopted one. As far as meeting in a Walgreens parking lot, where do both of you find the problem with that? Why would you risk having an unknown person(s) come to your home? I sure wouldn’t. There are several other rescues that meet in the same parking lot because of it being public and well lit. Also, PUPPYLOVER101, you met her in Homosassa because that’s where you were told the adoption was to take place, which you knew from the beginning. That statement makes no sense whatsoever.

Secondly, to claim that both puppies had Parvo is ludicrous and ignorant, and PUPPYLOVER101, why would anyone in their right mind even adopt a puppy when you “noticed that she didn’t look well?” I saw both litters of puppies and all of them were healthy, well cared for, never socialized with other dogs or each other, and came from a very clean environment. If your puppies had Parvo, every puppy in those litters, as well as any other puppies in the same environment, would be dead instead of having healthy and happy lives in their new homes, all save one. The last puppy was supposed to get his home, but the adopter backed out at the last minute. Hopefully, it wasn’t because she read your shameful posts.

Parvo is contracted from oral contact of infected feces and usually takes 5-10 days, and even up to 2 weeks to show up. A serum test (ELISA) can be performed for a quick diagnosis, but false negatives do occur. The more precise tests are required at outside laboratories. It’s protocol for the vet who diagnosed the illness and/or animal control to contact the rescue, which didn’t happen. So how is it that your puppies, from two different healthy litters, were diagnosed with Parvo seemingly overnight? Were the puppies hospitalized, hydrated or given antibiotics or some other type of medication? Did you get death certificates? Since this is such a serious virus, there is no way, sunflower93, that your puppy would “seem to be getting a lot better and now it looks like she has only a couple hours left to live.” Another parent who adopted from the same litter took their puppy to the vet and had a Parvo test run. There was no sign of the virus.

Thirdly, sunflower93, that woman’s name is Georgeann and she would never ADOPT out a sick puppy. If you’re going to make malicious and vindictive claims, then at least get your facts straight. The only awful and nasty people in these scenarios are the two of you. I’ve dealt with very few people who love and care for their animals like she does. In fact, the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society of Pinellas, SPCA of Hernando County, Hernando County Animal Control along with several veterinarians have established that any adverse claims made against her rescue/foster program were UNFOUNDED. You can get a copy of the report from Hernando Co. Animal Control. Even Connie Brooks, executive director of the SPCA Largo, along with a cruelty officer, went out to Georgeann’s property in response to a false claim and found absolutely nothing wrong.

I happen to know that at the end of each adoption, she tells the adopter that if they have any problem with their puppy to call her immediately, and she will attempt to resolve the situation in any way that she can. However, what both of you did was call and start screaming at her after the so-called events (PUPPYLOVER101, I’d hang up on you too if all you did was scream at me). Making sure that both the puppy and adopter are happy is of the utmost importance to her. What I would really like to know is why you two didn’t behave like mature and sensible adults, call Georgeann immediately, and try to work things out with her instead of attacking her in such a hateful manner?

So, each of you adopted a puppy from a different healthy litter approximately 10 days apart; they both became ill and diagnosed with Parvo within a day or so; they both died suddenly; Homeless Hounds should be shut down; and both of these claims were posted on the same day. It almost appears that both of these posts were scripted—just an observation.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Georgeanns Homeless Hounds & Foster Program of Florida Inc, Weeki Wachee, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After reading the malicious allegations made against Homeless Hounds I was absolutely stunned. By the way, for those of you who don't know what an allegation is, it means that you asserted that something was true WITHOUT PROOF! Not one shred of evidence has ever been presented to back up your ridiculous claims, which are just vicious and cowardly. Your actions are nothing but a witch hunt out to destroy one of the best rescues I've ever dealt with. Oh, and let's not forget that her lawyer offered hush money, which is a statement too inane to dignify with a response.

You people say that closing down rescues is for the good of the animals. What about those legitimate rescues you take pride in shutting down? When they're no longer operational, you tell me how many animals are "saved" when good rescues aren't there to take them anymore?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the lengths in which this exceptional and compassionate couple will go in order to make sure an animal has the best possible care and love.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do absolutely nothing. Far be it for me to even think I could do a better job than George and Georgeann.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

My purpose was and is to bring unwanted animals to Homeless Hounds, including those that have disabilities. George and Georgeann don't even hesitate to take those with special needs.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

My donations are given to help with the care of the animals until they can find a forever home.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That anyone can rest assured that Homeless Hounds will take care of all an animal's needs, including lots of love.

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Role:  Donor & Brought a litter of puppies that were going to be euthanized.