A rescued abused dog is in foster care through A Positive Promise Pit Bull Rescue and now her foster mother claims that she is being bullied by the rescue who found the dog to have it put to sleep. The details are based on a series of facebook postings about the situation. The dog is named Deja-Boo and has never had much of a chance. Her foster mother has been social media sharing the situation pleading for help. As of the time of this writing, the details are only available through the foster mother. They are still to be verified by the other parties involved. Kimberley A. Rice of Divine Destiny Rescue offered to take Lexi but has since been banned from the facebook page of A Positive Promise Pitt Bull Rescue. Rice states that her rescue has the facility and a trainer named Nick Feraro who is willing to work with the dog. Here are the details so far:
Hi, I need help!!! ASAP
Trying to save a dog that was NEVER give a fair chance, by her past owners OR her current rescue.
She now faces to be put to sleep by the current rescue that pulled her.
Here is more about the situation. Please help if you can.
I have a dog in my care as a foster for about 4months now. Her name was Lexi and I renamed her Deja-Boo or as some of your may know her "the duck tape dog". (www.wnep.com
and search "The duct tape dog") you will find her story.
Luzerne Count Pit Bull Owners Groups (LCPO) from Northeast Pennsylvania, currently changed their name to "A Positive Promise Pit Bull Foundation" pulled this dog Lexi (now Deja) from Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale, Pa.
They had no issues posting they have the dog in their care gaining a lot of attention and also raising funds for the dogs medical.
Which there are unpaid vet bills for her buy this rescue that I MYSELF just paid! (not the rescue)
Upon pulling her, they said they were told by the shelter and witnessed themselves the dog has some behavior issues. Being afraid of some people (especially, men) is one. LCPO (A Positive Promise Pit Bull Foundation) gave her a bath and brought her right to my house. No evaluation was done on the dog and a home check was done on me the DAY they brought the dog to me. (nothing prior).
During the time this dog is in my care her behavior issues were not addressed. They had one of their trainers, Erin come to my home to show me how to teach the dog "leave it" and "look". Still not addressing her fear based reactive behavior. I have my son who is 15 living with me and he is afraid of this dog. I also accumulated another job and have had some live changing alterations happen to where I am not able to give this dog the full attention she needs. I was not guided with proper training to help this dog move forward.
I have seen LCPO members two times since I had this dog. Once when then dropped off the dog and once when the trainer came by several months after she was here as I stated above. Other then that it was internet or phone connection of them wanting updated photos.
With the little knowledge I have of training, I and several of my friend and family can manage this dog without any issues.
So I do not feel this dog should DIE because LCPO ( A Positive Promise Pit Bull Foundation) does not want to or can not address her PROPERLY. They have not reached out to the public, other organizations or trainers to seek help for this dog!!! So how do they know the issues she has now can not be addressed!!??
On top of all of this I live not to far from this dogs abuser. So the rescue (LCPO) did and does not take into consideration the safety of this dog or me and my family.
LCPO is contacting me with three choices.
1 - for ME to put the dog to sleep
2- for them to take her and put her to sleep or
3- for the cops to be called and them take her to be put to sleep.
They are bullying me into killing this dog!! They recently just sent me a message saying they will have the dog warden break down my door!!!!!!
THIS DOG DOES NOT DESERVE TO DIE WITH THE LACK OF EFFORT PUT INTO HELPING HER!!!
PLEASE HELP ME!! PLEASE HELP DEJA- BOO!!
UPDATE: After contacting the rescue asking for their part of the story, this was the response received:
Here are some facts you should have checked BEFORE you wrote the story.
In regards to Lexi, I just wanted to clarify a few points that have been brought up.
*We are willing and happy to work with trainers and behaviorists. We have been doing so since May and are going to continue.
*To date, Lexi has acted aggressively/ tried to bite a 5 year old boy, an 11 year old girl, a teenage boy, as well as a number of adult men.
*We will not transfer Lexi. We are capable of handling an aggressive dog and providing the care needed. We have been in contact with wonderful, certified trainers in gathering an assessment and training plan for Lexi (again, since May).
*At the same rate, it is a moral and ethical stance of this origination that we will not adopt out an aggressive dog into the public. We want the best for Lexi. That may mean protecting her and ending her emotional suffering.
*There is not one person reading this that would forgive us if Lexi attacked a child, and we would not forgive ourselves. When making any decision, we are considering Lexi, her past, the safety of the community, the reputation of pit bulls, and the future of Lexi. She is not "duct tape dog" to us. She is a living creature with a past that she has not yet been able to move forward from.
*Please consider that this organization is run by unpaid volunteers. We are people who love dogs. We do not save them for money or fame, but for the sake of love and compassion. We are deeply saddened by Lexi's aggression and the great number of false comments, lies, rumors, and misunderstandings that are spreading. By simply stating that Lexi is currently not safe or adoptable, we have been overwhelmed with false accusations. We are going to continue training with Lexi and hope for improvement. We hope that you have read this with an open heart and can be understanding of the situation.
Also I can email you a full timeline of events if you provide an email address
Honestly, if you care at all about dogs, I urge you to take this story down because it is filled with lies and our attorney has already been contacted.
This woman has put so much more effort into bashing us then training her poor foster dog. Maybe if she didn't cancel all her training appointments we could have made progress by now. We are bleeding hearts just like everyone else who sees this story. But we do not want an aggressive dog out in society. It is the moral, ethical, and responsible thing to do.
We have witnesses that watched Lexi go after their own children. A trainer that can state how many times she was cancelled on and reached out with no success. A state trooper I just got off the phone with so we can get this dog into a REAL foster home who cares about the dog and not just being popular.
Lexi is in Tara's care right now. And the latest reports are saying she's already dead. I promise, that would be news to me.