GLENS IN NEED - Faith , Hope and your Charity
There is good news and there is sad news in the Glen world.
The good news is that there are two Glens who are looking for a new
home that have been saved from a terrible fate.
The bad news is that we have seen just where our dear breed can end
up. And it is heartbreaking.
Recently the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America (GITCA) and the Glen
of Imaal Terrier Rescue Foundation (Glen Rescue) joined together in a
collaborative effort to rescue two Glens from the fate of becoming
puppy mill breeding stock. We rescued two females from an auction in
the midwest that was poised to sell them to the highest bidder.
Glen Rescue received a call from another Terrier Rescue Organization
alerting Rescue to the fate of these Glens. It was a shock to the
whole Terrier Rescue world to notice two Glens being readied for
auction to the "millers." Glen Rescue contacted GITCA to talk about a
course of action....and the rest is now history..
GITCA and Glen Rescue equally shared the very considerable expense of
buying these dogs from the auction owner. We both debated the down
side of "creating a market" for Glens by buying them...but decided that
this was such an unusual circumstance that we wanted to try to stop the
first logical flow from the auctions to the puppy mill breeders. Glen
Rescue also spent time getting input on these issues with other Rescue
folks who have been at it longer than us. Some other breeds have tried
to buy out their breed at this same level in the hopes of preventing
what we all fear. For some breeds it has helped considerably, and for
others, it has not worked. Because there are so few Glens in the
world, our two organizations are hoping this decision buys us some time
so that we can work diligently to try our best to prevent this type of
flow into the millers.
From what we have gathered, these Glens were sold from a foreign owner
to the auction house here in the USA. The original foreign breeder
does not appear to have been aware that the owner then exported them to
face such a terrible fate.
We are in need of DONATIONS to help defray our considerable costs. We
were lucky to have called on a Glen breeder located in the area of the
auction who was able to pick up the dogs and is keeping them until they
can be placed in new homes. We call on you all to help with this
project. Donations will be appreciated from the Glen Community.
THE GLENS: Are one year old. Female. They are blue brindle. We have
almost no history on them at all. GITCA and Rescue offer no guarantees as
to their quality, health or behavior. We have had them both spayed. They
have seen a vet. They have been evaluated by the Glen breeder who feels
that they are ready to be placed. They have had no training and little socialization.
They may or may not be housebroken. One of them has shown aggressive
Behavior towards another Glen. There may also be changes in their behavior once
They are separated. They will require training. The good news, is that
they are still young! Their current caretaker has aptly named them FAITH and HOPE.
PROSPECTIVE NEW HOMES - Will be required to have had previous Glen or
Terrier experience. These dogs are not for first time DOG owners. Transportation
To get them from their present midwest location will be up to the new owners. A donation
will be requested for adoption as well.
ANYONE INTERESTED in more information about them and possibly re-homing
a Glen should contact Holly Best. (207) 452 8034
YOUR CHARITY : Donations should be sent to: Les Anthony , GITCA treasurer
8 Nutmeg Ct.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Checks must be made out to GITCA noted for FAITH & HOPE.
Monies received will be split between GITCA and Glen Rescue.
Holly Best and Laura Trainor
for Glen Rescue for GITCA (Pres.)