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SOMEONE ASK IF NIKKI WAS DEAD
1 year ago

 

Waggin’ Train saves a lot of dogs. All of us in the New York City No Kill and rescuecommunity are grateful for that. I am grateful for that. This isn’t about that – and in theend, it’s not even about them. It is about one dog, an individual, and what we owe thatindividual. There are some who say we should not worry about dogs who have specialneeds while perfectly healthy ones die in shelters nationwide. I do not share that viewbecause as a No Kill advocate, I know that we can and should save them all. So whenan opportunity comes to save a life, when that dog is in front of us, when that animal isin our care, our ethical obligation is to save that life.When the ASPCA planned to kill Oreo, the calls for mercy rang out throughout NewYork City and the world and the outrage continued after her execution. When theyproposed killing dogs in &ldquosychic pain,” the New York rescue community recoiled inhorror and fought to defeat that bill wholeheartedly. Now the arguments for death onceput forth by the ASPCA here in New York are being recycled by the people who oncefought against them, only because they have a personal connection with the group whomade the decision to kill. The real question is if Nikki had an opportunity to be savedand was denied that opportunity.She did and she was.Nikki is Oreo. Only the players have changed.Before being killed, Waggin’ Train was offered, at no cost, a qualified behavioralevaluation by accredited professionals with significant experience with fear-basedbehavior who would be capable of giving Nikki a prognosis for rehabilitation and acorrective plan, as appropriate. They said “No.”They had more than one offer to take Nikki, including a facility they had used before andthis offer was communicated to Waggin’ Train. They said “No.”They had an offer of evaluation for possible admission for Nikki from a qualifiedsanctuary that is also recognized by the New York City shelter system as a fellow “NewHope” rescue, and had that sanctuary accepted Nikki after her evaluation they wouldhave assumed all costs, all liability, and would have provided maximum quality of life.That sanctuary has experience with aggressive dogs, does not believe in socialisolation, and has successfully rehabilitated dogs deemed dangerous by others – andwhere rehabilitation has not been possible, they have given those dogs a lifelong homewhere they have as much social contact as possible from dedicated volunteers and theirprogress is never given up on. They said “No.”None of the options involved would incur them any cost, as a donor had generouslyoffered to cover any and all of th
FROM THE FB PAGE
1 year ago

SAD SAD NEWS FOR NIKKI (((
1 min ago

Waggin' Train: Give Nikki the German Shepherd a Chance at Life

http://www.change.org/petitions/waggin-train-give-nikki-the-german-shepherd-a-chance-at-life    URGENT


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Killing Nikki


John Sibley


Petition Organizer


Thank you all for caring about Nikki. In the past 24 hours the petiton generated about 750 responses, more than I ever dreamed of. Waggin' Train has received offers of help, of training, of financial help, and of sanctuary.


Unfortunately none of this outpouring seems to have affected their decision, and they have shut down their Facebook group and stopped responding to emails. I do not have any confirmation but my hunch is that Nikki is likely, at this point, deceased. I hope I am wrong and that Waggin' Train had a last minute change of plan, but that does not seem likely at this point.


I am deeply sorry.

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DAMN IT I AM PISSED OFF AND SO FREAKING SAD RIGHT NOW

1 year ago

CANDLE LIT FOR NIKKI FROM THIS GROUP

1 year ago

i sent an e-mail to john,too many un-answered questions

MOVED THIS HERE FOR CAROL
1 year ago

Nikki
4 days ago

Lit a candle.

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