Until I have all the facts, I’m not sure what to think on this one. The story is of a family with two golden retrievers who go missing. They are picked up a few miles away by animal control. They are then sent to a rescue. From there, they are adopted, not sure if together or not. And then there are the Warrens, the picture perfect family who own the dogs, and apparently take them everywhere, “like their kids”. When I read the comments of this article from The Bangor Daily News, I learned that the Warrens dogs were not tagged, or chipped OR spayed or neutered. I can only think of two reasons for this…they were show dogs/breeding stock, (highly unlikely if not chipped, tattooed, or wearing tags) or they were used for a local puppy mill to pound out puppies (no pun intended) . Warren family, if you are reading this, please respond! Now that the dogs are spayed and neutered, and you have learned your lesson (I realize accidents happen, and dogs get away) I think I hope they are returned to you safe and sound..and if you read this, please support rescue and responsible, AKC registered breeders.
Here is the article in it’s entirety, here.