facebook page. It was when I got into rescue and thought what she was
doing was wonderful. I went to donate things for the dogs, because I did
not want to donate money since I had never met her. I took a lot of
food, flea and tick sprays and shampoos, and a few other things for the
dogs. Diana was very grateful and gave myself and my boyfriend a hug
thanking us. Overall, she was very nice to us, but I could tell that she
was in way over her head!
I ended up staying that day for more than an hour, nearing 2 hours.
When we first arrived, we had to be very careful where we stepped.
There were dogs everywhere, therefore you can imagine just how much
poop there was. It was clear that the dogs also had fleas and ticks, to
the point where I was a little afraid to get too close because I also did
not know what else they had and was scared of bringing anything home
with me as at that time I had one dog of my own at home. Diana then
proceeded to take us inside to see all the others. My goodness, the
smell was pretty awful. There were dogs everywhere, and by
everywhere, I literally mean EVERYWHERE! She even had make-shift
beds for them in cabinets. Others were in child playpens, and others in
cribs. There really was no actual quarantine. And again, had to be very
careful of where to step. Dogs/puppies were in these tiny bedrooms
walking around on top of their own pee and poop. They were dirty and
I really did feel sorry for her. She seemed a little crazy, but I think her
intentions in the beginning were really about saving dogs. I believe that
she got in way over her head, and started seeing the other 'benefits'
that "rescuing" dogs could bring her. It is unfortunate that this has gone
on as long as it has. With that said, I have never gone back there, nor
have I ever donated again. And when I was ready to rescue another
dog of my own, I sure as hell didn't get it from her rescue, but instead
went straight to my local shelter, MDAS.