Meet Our own deaf
Because of the
passage of Oregon SB 6 today (7/6/13), effective immediately, DDRI is no
longer accepting any dogs. Unless the legislature can be made to see
what a mistake this bill is, over the next few months we will likely be
shutting our doors and may well be moving out of state. Our home is not a
commercial facility and we are unwilling to comply with the
unconstitutional search and seizure provisions of this seriously flawed
bill. While we have gladly given of our time and resources for the last
12 years, and would have continued to do so until we were physically
unable, we will not allow the government free access to our bedrooms and
bathrooms in order to continue our rescue work, which is exactly what
this bill demands. If you think "not in America," think again. And when
you have to put a dog to sleep because there is no space in rescue,
thank the HSUS and OHS (Oregon Humane Society) who sponsored and backed
this bill, the Democrats who passed this bill as quickly and quietly as
they could, lest people start to look too closely at it, and Gov. John
Kitzhaber (D) who rubber stamped it into law without listening to the
concerns of those who know rescue best. Rescues, and in fact anyone who
had any concerns about this bill, were strategically excluded from
giving any input at all stages of the process. In a letter supporting SB
6 to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, OHS Executive Director
Sharon Harmon says SB 6 is needed to curb the "profit driven practice"
of rescue, likening us to "the drug trade." She claims that for the most
part, rescue is a "cash business" where people realize "a large payoff
for very little expense." But the reality is rescues are a money-losing
proposition. Most of us keep dumping money into our rescues and working
ridiculously long hours for no pay whatsoever. On the other hand,
Sharon and her husband (who also works at OHS) gross over $300,000 a
year in wages and compensation from OHS. So in reality, just who is
profiting like a drug dealer from these homeless animals?
to Deaf Dane Rescue Inc.
DDRI Has a New Home!
DDRI Graduate becomes Certified Service Dog!
Local Businesses step up to help DDRI
ocal vet Dr. Cary Heyward of Amazon Park Animal Clinic
has been helping us out for quite a while now with discount services,
and giving us as many freebies and deals as possible. Without Dr
Heyward's help, DDRI would likely have had to close its doors long ago.
Top quality vet care, and pricing to help rescue. What more can anyone
All the pups say thanks Dr. Cary!
We have a new feature, the DDRI Store. Be sure to check
it out. You'll find all sorts of exciting stuff, including books
and videos on dogs, dog training, and deaf dogs. The proceeds from
sales at the DDRI Store go towards funding DDRI itself. To make the
store as useful as possible, we have affiliated with Dogwise,
a fantastic place for the dog lover. Now any purchase you make though
our portal will help fund DDRI! We get a commission on any Dogwise
sales when a person shops Dogwise by entering through our portal.
To find out more about this be sure to check out our store.
We need your help!!!
the recent influx of dogs, and some recent vet expenses, our budget is
stretched past its limits. Our only sources of income are adoption fees,
and sales from our new DDRI Store. If you can, please help
us out by doing your shopping via our online store. We get a
of everything sold through our store and with affiliates like iGive,
Petsmart, Dogwise, Flowers for Rescue, ShelterCare, and others,
can find almost anything you need while ensuring that a portion of your
purchase goes to help our needy dogs.
serve to the best of our abilities the needs of deaf Danes whenever
and wherever we can.
train and socialize those deaf Danes entrusted to our care so that
they are ready to be welcomed into a new home as a valued member of
do our utmost to find a placement in an appropriate and loving home
for all deaf Danes entrusted to our care, and to support that placement
with post-adoption training and follow up contacts.
ensure that all deaf Danes are treated with dignity and are given
every chance to have a quality life, and that no Dane is ever killed
simply because they are deaf.
personally care for those dogs we are not able to place in a loving
home for any reason.
raise the general publics awareness about the realities and facts
of deaf Dane ownership.
fight the stereotypes of deaf Danes as unstable, unhealthy, stupid
animals that can't be trusted and do not deserve to live.
work in cooperation with vets, Great Dane Clubs, breeders, and others,
to increase breeder awareness of the genetic issues that lead to deafness
in Great Danes and to help avoid breedings that will result in deaf
promote spaying and neutering of all pets, and responsible breeding
practices to reduce the number of dogs that cannot find their "forever"
homes and must live out their limited days in shelters or on the streets
as part of the pet overpopulation problem.
offer whatever aid and assistance we can to any owner of a deaf
Dane, regardless of whether that dog was a DDRI placement or not.
ensure that any deaf Dane that must be euthanized is treated with
dignity and as a respected and valued family member, and that any
dog under our care will pass on in the arms of a human friend.
promote awareness of what a special gift from our creator dogs are,
what a responsibility mankind has to do right by these gifts, and
how much more important it is that we do so for deaf dogs.
use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof,
easy to clean, and our dogs love them. If you would like to donate a
bed to us, click here.|
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Just click on the banner to get started. And please, tell your friends.
greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the
way its animals are treated.
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