"From April 2006 through June 2007, the agency bought 322 untrained dogs at a cost of $1.46 million, or an average price of $4,535 each — a reasonable cost, the inspector general found."OMD! 4,535 dollars... Do you have any idea how many dogs could be rescued and save that money?
The lack logic, the total lack of logic, really it's insane. Nine million dogs are killed yearly and our own government is spending 4,535 dollars per dog while admitting that:
"Males and females ages 12 months to 36 months are eligible. The department is looking for Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds, Dutch shepherds, Belgian Malinois "or other working, herding or sporting breeds with prior approval."Homeland Security says no training is necessary — their experts will handle that. But the candidates must be "alert, active, outgoing, confident" and "extremely tolerant of people," according to the solicitation, which sets a July 23 deadline."So, why are they NOT looking into shelters and rescues???? Do you mean to tell me that NO shelter dog or rescue dog meets that criteria????? ARE YOU SERIOUS??
Who is making a kickback from this? I have to ask.
Al Franken (D-Minn.) you claim to love dogs.... soooooo STEP UP!!!!
firstname.lastname@example.org You wrote this article, help us fix this horror!
GUYS, anyone reading this blog, please, call write, fax, post, email, do it all!!!! WE ARE NOT SECOND CLASS. Make the US government set an example. SAVE A LIFE!!!!
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
Not a second class anything!