I know dogs and cats deserve a second chance and should always be rescued and re-homed with responsible owners when circumstances call for this. I would ask however, that if you take on a rescue pet, be aware that it may have lingering issues.
My husband was wearing hi-vis work clothes when out walking and a dog ran out at him and bit him. The owners were devastated as the dog had been rescued from an abusive home – my husbands hi-vis clothing must have resembled the attackers clothing.
We discussed things with the owners (who were lovely people and unbelievable apologetic). We had a trip to the hospital for tetanus injections and minor wound treatment. The dog is still with them and still being retrained.
Know your rescue animals history and be aware of lingering issues, so that you can be the forever home these animals need.
Posted anonymously, 23rd November 2015