Aug 15, 2011 - ATTENTION - We had difficulties receiving form emails from approximately July 27 to August 10. Our ISP has since fixed the problem, but if you filled out ANY CPCRN form between those dates, we probably did not receive it. If we did not contacted you about your email, yours was among the missing. If you would do a REPLY ALL of a copy of your auto response email, we will contact you. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. We were told it was fixed on Aug 10. If you filled out a form or sent an email to us in that time period, please resend it - or send your copy of our form to us. Thank you again for your patience.
What is animal neglect or abuse? Most people have probably seen an animal at some time in their lives that they truly felt was being mistreated or neglected. Knowing that an animal is being neglected or abused is difficult to see and it could also be difficult to talk to those who own the animals about the neglect. With the link below, you can now report animal neglect anonymously. Animal neglect may be subtle or blatant. One common example of animal neglect could be a neighbor who leaves their dog outdoors in weather that is unseasonably cold or hot without proper shelter or protection from the heat or cold or without proper food or water. Animal neglect MUST be reported to your local humane society or shelter. Their telephone number can be obtained from any veterinarian or through directory assistance or in the yellow pages of your telephone book.
In most states, counties and cities across the United States, companion animal abuse and neglect is a criminal offense. Although most crimes are Class A misdemeanors - the equivalent of a 'slap on the hand' - these crimes are punishable if reported and prosecuted. Keep this in mind the next time you see a dog that in your heart you feel is being mistreated in any way.
Report Animal Neglect
Many people feel threatened by strangers. Sometimes trying to convince a close friend or fellow co-worker to change how they treat their pets is difficult and feels awkward or intrusive. Remaining silent only prolongs the animal's suffering. PLEASE speak out. You can help save a life.
Please complete this form to report
a Cairn Terrier or a Cairn Terrier Mix that
may need to be rehomed for any reason
anywhere in the United States. We work
with volunteers throughout the country and
through many Cairn Terrier Clubs and we
may be able to help.
Please be sure to provide us with as much
detail and information as you possibly can
about the Cairn in need. This would include
the location, the name and telephone number
of the person to contact. ALL information
provided will remain confidential. Thank you.
Also known as an "owner turn-in"
Occasionally it becomes necessary for an owner or one who has power of attorney over a Cairn Terrier through the death or incapacity of a loved one or friend, to find a new home for a Cairn that can no longer be kept in a home with the owner or caretaker. For this reason Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network has provided an "Owner Surrender" form on this site.
We realize that occasionally, those who have a Cairn Terrier are not able to keep their dog. The decision to surrender a dog to rescue should not be taken lightly. We welcome any correspondence or questions that you may have regarding this move. If you currently have a Cairn with behavioral problems, we invite you to visit the links area on this site. There are many great articles and books that deal with dogs with behavior problem. The same applies with training and health issues. Often, through a renewed training effort, many owners are able to keep their Cairn. The following link may help you with this hard decision: www.wonderpuppy.net.
If you find it necessary to surrender your Cairn to rescue, PLEASE take as much time as needed to reach this decision. Once you have surrendered your dog to rescue, your release is legally binding. The final decision to accept your dog into the CPCRN rescue program rests solely with CPCRN.
It is important to know that if you do try to place your Cairn yourself, PLEASE spay or neuter your pet PRIOR to offering your Cairn for adoption if your Cairn has not already been altered. There are many unscrupulous back yard or puppy mill breeders who watch newspaper advertisements on a daily basis and present themselves as an owner looking for the perfect pet. These puppy mill brokers can even show up at your home with what appears to be their spouse and children. Registration is not important to mill breeders. They look ONLY for the ability to breed a pure bred dog, and they will supply their own registration. Dogs are also obtained for medical research. This information is not to frighten you: it is only to make you aware of the importance of screening your potential new owners. Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network is also more than happy to work with you to help with your placement.