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March 22, 2012

Apology



Earlier this week, we posted a photo of hound puppies that needed a foster home, with the information that they had recently been found on Interstate 81.

We did receive this information from an employee, and acted on good faith that it was true. We learned yesterday that it was not, and we apologize for putting out false information. At the time, we had no reason to question the validity of his statement.

The employee went to Animal Control and told them the truth, and we contacted the media and clarified the story. 

The puppies are fine and in a wonderful Assisi foster home. Their story may not be as dramatic, but that makes them no less precious and valuable in anyone's eyes.

We've done our best to right the wrong, and we apologize for the false information.





6 comments:

  1. OMG......I think it makes it a million times better! It tore my heart out to think of those precious babies out and abandoned on the side of the interstate! A less dramatic story suits me fine for them! So......does that mean that one of them did not die? I hope that is the case!

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  2. Correct- there was not a puppy that died, and we are very thankful as well!

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    1. That is FANTASTIC news! I had thought about that puppy so much and wondered if it had suffered before dying and was even concerned about the person that had hit the puppy. So glad to find this out. Thanks for making this public.

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  3. How refreshing for a shelter to acknowledge a mistake, assume responsibility and move forward with an eye toward improvements! Much can be learned from your actions.

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    1. As a volunteer with Assisi since 2006 I can honestly say one of the reasons I remain a steadfast supporter is that the volunteers and staff of this wonderful organization keep ethics and humility first and foremost on the list. Not only does Assisi walk the walk but they talk the talk!!

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  4. I find myself feeling a sigh of relief. I couldn't imagine what type of person would abandon puppies on the side of the interstate, with one being killed. It's now good to know that, while not condoning the action, the employee lied about the situation in an attempt to get the puppies adopted. Hopefully this will shine a spotlight on AoA so that others can see the goodness of the organization & that even when confronted with a situation like, AoA stepped forward & righted a wrong. Thank you for being there for the animals in our community!

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