I featured HONEY MUSTARD on the Dog Blog back in March of 2017. She had been there longer than all the other dogs, and needed out ASAP. Thankfully she was adopted before it was too late. And that was the last I heard of her. But now, over 2 years later, she's back. And now things are much more complicated due to circumstances beyond her control. I'll try to explain things the best I can, based on my understanding of the situation. But fair warning - You're going to get very, very frustrated, confused, and probably angry.
- Back in April of 2017, Honey Mustard was adopted into a home that had 2 other dogs - One was a "blue" pit (which is typically a dark gray color) and the other was a "red" pit (which is typically the color of a Redwood tree - A DARK BROWN mixed with red). Honey Mustard, as you can see, is a "fawn" pit (LIGHT BROWN / TAN).
- About 2 months later, all 3 dogs got loose. They came upon a stranger. One of the dogs bit the stranger. The person notified the authorities. When asked which dog had bitten them, they said "the dark brown one". The owner of the dogs was found. But then, at some point (and I don't understand this part) the stranger claimed they "didn't know" which dog had bitten them. As as result - ALL 3 DOGS - were deemed "bite dogs". The owner complied with the authorities and took the appropriate steps to keep all 3 of their dogs.
- Flash forward to 2019. 2 weeks ago. August 13th, 2019. Honey Mustard and "Blue" (the gray colored blue pit she lived with) were picked up as stray by A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC and brought to the shelter. They were scanned for microchips (which they both had) which uncovered the incident described above, due to the incident being reported and the involvement of the authorities. The shelter has always had the policy that if a dog has a "bite history" they can not be adopted by a member of the public. They can only be adopted (aka pulled) by an approved non-profit animal rescue organization.
DO NOT BE MAD AT THE SHELTER. THEY HAVE THIS POLICY FOR A REASON. THEY ARE NOT THE REASON HONEY MUSTARD IS IN THIS SITUATION.
If you would like to adopt or foster Honey Mustard, you must contact an approved non-profit animal rescue organization.
IF YOU ARE A RESCUE ORGANIZATION - Here are the important things to remember and consider about Honey Mustard...
#1 - Watch the video above from 2017. Does she look aggressive to you?
#2 - Watch my Facebook videos from a few days ago. Does she look aggressive to you?
#3 - Honey Mustard was brought to the shelter by a member of the public. A stranger. If she is a mean or aggressive dog, how did they get her to the shelter? Why didn't she bite them?
#4 - The person who was bitten in 2017 initially claimed it was a "dark brown dog" who bit them. Is Honey Mustard dark brown?
#5 - Honey Mustard is dog friendly.
Humans have failed Honey Mustard over and over and over again. She should not die in a shelter due to circumstances beyond her control, convicted of crimes she didn't commit.