NEW INFO: ACCORDING TO THE DOG’S OWNER RON SMITH ALL CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED AGAINST SUSIE KUSH. IT ONLY TOOK “DETECTIVES” THAT LONG TO FIGURE OUT IT WAS NOT HER IN THE VIDEO????
HOORAY FOR SUSIE! NOW I HAVE TO WONDER IF MAYBE OLD DOG HAVEN WASN’T BEING SET UP TO TAKE THE FALL FOR THIS ONE. I AM NOT A FAN BUT THEY DO A LOT OF GOOD WORKS FOR DOGS WHO WOULD HAVE NO ONE ELSE & AS ALWAYS IT IS NEVER ABOUT US, IT IS ABOUT THE ANIMALS.
WAIT TIL WE SEE WHO THE REAL THIEVES ARE…
I’m one of those kinds of people who believes that everything happens for a reason.
Seriously, I didn’t have the balls to fight the City of Everett when I was pulling dogs out of their shelter that were beaten & maced, I listened to everyone who told me to keep my mouth shut… So now it was my own dogs who were beaten, & murdered by them. In my case it is my animals who must pay for the sins of their “mother”
So now there is this story about Takoda, a dog who was stolen from it’s yard in Marysville. The dog was a Husky, 9 yrs old, & a rescue group was already on the owners case about keeping her outside longer than they liked. The dog was drug across an electric fence screaming the whole time, it was all caught on tape. So the dog was returned, battered & injured, but alive. The person had an attorney’s worker go between to return the dog.
Let me tell you something, years ago I rented an apt that the previous tenants dogs used for a toilet, once we had the carpets steam cleaned we were all doomed, the heat hit the urine & all hell broke loose, we slept out on our balcony, myself & mine & my son’s husky mixes, eventually I had to rent some property from someone to board my dogs til we could move, but my point was we slept on the balcony for 2 reasons, 1) I couldn’t stand the smell, 2) because those dogs would NOT sleep inside, they had to be outside & cool to sleep. I boarded them in an outside property with a 1/4 acre & heated dog houses & Ill be damned if those dogs would go in the dog houses even in the pouring rain. Even when I would try to snuggle up next to them, they would eventually move because I would make them too hot. They are called Snow Dogs for a REASON!!!
Okay so I was raised by cops & criminals, I watched the interviews, & thought it VERY STRANGE that
A) A rescue group had been pestering the family about it being outside
B) The rescue group they interviewed about the story was in fact OLD DOG HAVEN, & the whole interview Judith was very nervous & her statements seemed to be trying to justify what had happened, talking about emotions getting high & so on.
C) The woman eventually arrested is in fact a volunteer with Old Dog Haven & a Greyhound rescue….
D) That anyone in rescue would steal an old dog
BUT… The woman they arrested was NOT the woman on the tape who took the dog, she may have been a driver, or she may be innocent as she claims, who knows. Being in rescue I know that rescues don’t just wander around stealing other people’s OLD dogs, there is barely enough room in rescue for young healthy adoptable dogs.
Now here is where I am going to speak out. Years ago, same apt as above, I rescued a dog from a chain, she was pooping pine cones, peeing blood, her nails were so overgrown that they were curled into her feet, she was tied up & competing with a younger stronger husky for food, she was so arthritic she could barely walk, so I got her fixed up & tried to find a rescue or shelter to take her, Everett Shelter referred me to ODH & they posted Samantha for me, we got adopters almost immediately & I thought all was well. Soon they dumped her back on my doorstep, & said she was bleeding all over, even though my vet & their vet said she appeared to be spayed. So I called the shelter back & asked them if they could help her any other way, I couldn’t keep Sam, my manager was having a fit about me having her along with my own dogs & we were going to be moving. I never got her with the intention of keeping her, I already had enough of my own dogs. I got a call back from Everett & the lady I talked to said to bring her in & she PROMISED me that she would get her into a rescue & not let her get put to sleep, so I brought her there, along with all of her vet records & I called every day to check on her & within 3 days they had her placed at Old Dog Haven. At this time we did establish that Sam was in heat, that both of the docs were wrong about her stomach scar, but I didn’t think it was an issue. We had one unfixed male at home, but the rest of my dogs were fixed & Sam was kept separate from him because he would always try to attack her. Fast forward, I emailed Judith to see how Sam was & she tried to tell me that she was pregnant & had died during delivery, I was freaking out, thinking she was dead, but ODH has a tribute page I went & looked on it to see just one last picture of her but INSTEAD I find a picture of Judith in her kitchen with about 12 dogs & there was Sam!!! ALIVE & WELL. So I figure she’s just a liar but I was just getting into rescue & was told that a lot of rescues act like this, lie like this & do things like this & to just be glad that she was alive & well. But here goes my autism, first off Sam was 9 yrs old, why in the hell would they let her go through the pregnancy as they claimed, & she said I (YES ME!!!) put them in a very awful situation, but knowing what I know NOW I realize that puppies are money makers, & if she was pregnant they made plenty of money off of those puppies, but now that I know something about dogs reproductive processes, it was absolutely impossible for the dog to have gotten pregnant while in my care, for years I carried the guilt of that around til I ended up with a pregnant dog & figured out gestation periods, & realized she couldn’t have gotten pregnant on my watch. I have just steered clear of them because I don’t deal with people like that.
Here are some things that are messing with me right now. ODH has a very close relationship with Everett Animal Shelter, & Everett Animal Rescue Foundation, the shelter’s non-profit agency, I KNOW who it was that took the dog, I know the walk, I know the voice, & I have already told the police who I think it is. Now please watch the video, the person who is walking around the house is doing so as if she has a RIGHT to do so, she has a very peculiar gait, & the way she handles the dog is like she does this professionally, the dog is SCREAMING in pain but she is still dragging it along in a way that it can’t bite her or defend itself. Think people, think…
It could be coincidence that the person they interviewed, & the person they arrested are both from ODH. It could be a coincidence that those 3 agencies work hand in hand. I sure as hell hope I find out before my court date though.
I don’t have any real opinion, I am going to wait & see, but I bet it will all be covered up, & I am still wondering why the family isn’t releasing the name of the rescue who approached them earlier. Or why the media is not saying who it was either.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.
Here is a link to ODH’s newsletter talking about Susie Kush fostering for them. ODH September 2011 E-News