This recent CNN report about people seeking pets during the pandemic and getting scammed is both heartbreaking and infuriating. But it is something that all those who desire animal companions should be aware of. There are predators in our world, and most are not of the scaly variety….
RARN itself recently fell victim to a scammer who adopted, then resold, one of the animals we had placed in the person’s care. Needless to say, all of us at RARN were horrified but by the time it was discovered, it was too late to do anything. We have redoubled our efforts to ensure no animal we adopt out is going to anyone but the individual or rescue organization that signs the paperwork, and that each one will get the best personal attention possible. We hope we never, EVER have to lose sleep again over the fate of one of our placements.
But enough gloom and doom….
Despite the dismal and lonely prospects this winter, RARN wishes everyone the joy of contemplating a brighter future with an animal companion. (Of course, we are partial to the squamous or amphibian sorts, but all are wonderful!) If you are thinking of adopting a reptile, do call our president Sabine Bradley, at (323) 301 3360, as changes happen frequently in our intakes and placements.
And if you have the means, please remember us in your end-of-year donations. We appreciate every one!
May your holidays be pleasant, healthy, and safe, and we'll see you in 2021!