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Old 31.03.2020, 15:42
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Re: Looking for a new home for our dog

How about letting them post a link to another platform?
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Old 31.03.2020, 15:48
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Back on topic, I would like to point out that often items for sale on EF, such as cars, or properties advertised for rent, include a link to an ad elsewhere where one can find the EF poster's real name and contact details as they appear in the ad. So, if one wants to enforce complete anonymity, then these links should not be permitted.
They're not. Links to external advert sites will be removed, if we see them of course, so please report any such so that we can take appropriate action.
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Old 31.03.2020, 15:59
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Yes, I like that solution- but only if it was from a member who is known here for some time, not a newcomer.

I saw the post before it was removed and just checked on the OP and saw it was their first ever post so I can understand caution. I very nearly got caught out by what may have been a fake rehoming scam in Italy. Went through a supposed Swiss ad but then ended up dealing with some Association in Italy! The dog in the ad looked so much like our previous boy that sentiment outweighed reason for a fair while.



I am in no way saying this is a scam and the post sounded genuine but it is infinitely worse for the dog if they are re-homed multiple times. In this case OP has a big energetic dog with certain behaviour problems but the dog was left alone for many hours a day shut in the living room while the owners were at work. To me a huge red flag and it seems like owners and dog both need help
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Old 31.03.2020, 19:58
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Re: Looking for a new home for our dog

Yes, saw the post too- which is why I was concerned that it was by a newbie.

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Thanks for bringing awareness to this...I think that is exactly what the Facebook post was about. Who would move countries last minute and then proceed to dump a pedigree husky on the road? Ughh...why do people have to be so awful sometimes?
One of the good things about Swiss microchipping and AMICUS registration laws is that, theoretically, all dogs legally resident in Switzerland are traceable. Hence why we have relatively few dogs dumped - the owner can be found and prosecuted. Yes, it still happens, but not anywhere near the numbers that one sees in other countries.

A sad thing I increasingly see in rescue work: Posts where an owner threatens to abandon or euthanize a dog unless someone takes the dog right away are often scams - and often there is no dog. Creating FB drama like this is one way to get animal lovers to fork over money. And sadly, there are trolls who do this kind of thing just for the lulz.

Yeah, there are right barstewards out there.

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If you are moved by such a post, and have determined that the need is genuine, one thing a private person who is not in a position to take on the dog can do is to offer to sponsor the dog's stay at a local Tierheim. But never, ever, give money to the owner. Donate to the Tierheim directly.

And just a note: If one is moved by a genuine emergency situation to either adopt or foster a dog privately, do make sure you get the necessary AMICUS ownership transfer paperwork done. Without that you could be in for a significant headache.
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