I am concerned about the disconnect between the stated mandate of Critteraid and their actions.
If they truly want to rescue, rehabilitate when necessary and then find a good family home for them to live the rest of their days, then I am confused as to why this lovely horse named Avalon is not going to a loving home with experienced horse people. And for no apparent reason.
This is, unfortunately, not the first time that I have heard of Critteraid denying an adoption for no apparent reason.
I know of a few other similar cases including an attempt to adopt an animal because it was left on its own after its partner died through no fault of the owner.
Critteraid refused to let this family adopt one of them even though it is very well known that these particular animals fare much better when socializing with their own kind and even though they had a good number supposedly available.
The one left behind is depressed and lonely.
I am confused as to the purpose of this charitable organization.
And I would like to read an explanation as to why and how this board of directors is denying Avalon its own forever home.
After all, would you prefer a child to be left in an institution like an orphanage or to be adopted by a loving family? Surely we all know the answer to that.
Any charitable organization should be accountable to those who support it through donations of time and money.