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BIG DOGS: Letter writer got it wrong

| November 18, 2022 1:00 AM

Regarding the letter written by E. Evans, referring to an article in the Coeur d’Alene Press that Kootenai Humane Society was having a challenge adopting out large dogs that were brought in from out of state. His solution is to stop bringing them in and that it’s not our problem. I beg to differ. KHS has had remarkable success adopting out large dogs from out of state. I know because I have adopted two in the past seven years and have several acquaintances and friends who have done the same. Mine came from Oklahoma and California.

These are neglected and/or abused dogs that are sitting in “Kill Shelters” with a death sentence if they don’t get a second chance with a “No Kill Shelter” such as KHS. I am so grateful to KHS and the love and compassion they have for these dogs. Both our dogs came to them very ill and very underweight. Sadly, this is the norm and not the exception. Lots of love, time and money goes to rehab, training and medical procedures to make them adoptable.

So, I would ask E. Evans, wouldn’t you want a second chance at life and be really loved by someone else other than the person who was cruel to you?

KHS has a phenomenal record of adoptions for all animals of all sizes, whether it’s a little one or a big one.

Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude and thank those who adopt from KHS or any other shelter rather than buy from a puppy mill or from a breeder who shouldn’t be a breeder. And thanks for sticking with your pet through thick and thin.


Hayden Lake

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