Comments on Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes for Dog Rescue Mishap

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cathy   bristol, CT

10/19/2007 2:26:00 AM

the way this woman went about taking this dog was as cruel as it could have been. she is heartless and should not be working with animals.you can not be cold and cruel if you care for animals.she could have done it in a caring way.if she can do this to children what does she do to these dogs.

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Kerrie   Benton, IL

10/17/2007 7:10:51 PM

I think Mutts and Moms should give the dog back to his family. The point of an animal rescue is to help unwanted animals find loving homes. This dog was wanted and in a loving home and they ripped him out of it to put him back into a shelter. What kind of sense does that make? I think it is more responsible to find another loving home for an animal than to take it back to a shelter anyway. That is a stupid rule. I saw the lady from the shelter on the news, saying "who is Ellen to decide what is a good home...when she starts her own shelter then she can make the
rules
". In my opinion this is a slap in the face of reputable shelters everywhere, who honestly have the animals best intentions in mind. If people think the animal shelter can come and rip the animal out of the home anytime they choose, more people will go to puppy mills, pet stores, etc and that would be a shame.

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ruth   pennellville, NY

10/17/2007 3:52:50 PM

They should have a heart and give the dog back.

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Ingrid   Clarksville, TN

10/17/2007 2:12:28 PM

I do Old English Sheepdog rescue and in our contract it states, that if things don't work out with the family, the dog has to come back to the rescue. Simple as that and I am glad that they came and got the dog, I guess Ellen thinks she can do as she pleases becauss she is a
celeberty.
My hats off to this rescue group.

Just imagine, if everyone that adopts a rescue dog would hand it down to another
person.
The rescue group does home visits and makes sure that the dog makes a good match with the
family.
We just don't let anybody have the dog and then he winds up back on the street or in the shelter.

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Goose   Maui, HI

10/17/2007 12:51:24 PM

They should have just let her keep it. Don't they wantdogs to have good homes?

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Christine   108 Mile, BC

10/17/2007 12:05:08 PM

Those poor
girls!

It sends a poor message removing the dog. Can't they offically adopt Iggy?

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nathan   somewherein, OH

10/17/2007 12:02:32 PM

thanks for this article

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Tammy   Sandwich, IL

10/17/2007 11:23:07 AM

First of all, I think Ellen G. gave up too soon on the dog getting along with her cats. After adopting a lab from a local shelter, it took a year for them to get along. That said, I think she was trying to do right by the dog in finding a new home for Iggy. I understand the rescue organization probably was upset that they were not able to "screen" the new owner. Instead of just taking the dog away from its new family, they should have asked the new owner for whatever info they normally require for adoption requests. In taking the dog away, they have now put the dog through another "trauma", not to mention the upset to the new owners family.

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Cheril   Amarillo, TX

10/17/2007 6:52:41 AM

It is heartbreaking for the innocent children, but rules are rules, and Ellen has to follow them just like the rest of us ... Can you tell I REALLY don't care for her ... especially, her morals ...

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Ciara   San Jose, CA

10/17/2007 6:40:05 AM

I think Ellen is truly sorry, at least the dog was in another home, they act like she gave it to a animal shelter. No the dog is stuck in a kennel when it could have had a loving family care for it. I feel so bad for Ellen who's heart was in the right place and the little dog that I am sure misses those two little girls as much as they miss
him.
The mission is to find good homes, well it had a good home! They need to give that dog back.

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Dawn   Pittsburgh, PA

10/17/2007 6:36:56 AM

I think they should give the dog back to the family. Ellen wouldn't just give a dog to any family!!! I am sure she completely trusted these people otherwise she wouldn't have given the dog to them. She is very animal oriented and would never let anyone harm them! Give Ellen and the family a break! Give the Dog back!

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meredith   lompoc, CA

10/17/2007 1:46:32 AM

I feel in a case like this that the rescue organization needs to look at this case by case. It is obvious That elen didn't intentional go behind their backs to pass this dog on and from the dogs point of view how upsetting to be snatched away from a potentionaly wonderful home just because a contract was breached, If i were this organization I would rethink this particular situation and some how make its contracts rules more evident to prevent a future mishap such as this.I certainly hope that they do give the dog back. sincerely, meredith

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