Please let us collect signatures to convince the Veterinary Office in Saarbrücken / Germany that Viscan needs to live
My name is Susanna Pohto. I adopted Viscan from an animal welfare organization in Bulgaria, First, Viscan came to Finland with a flight sponsor then he had a several hours car drive ahead of himself. During the flight and the drive Viscan showed his showed his calm and patient side. The first days there weren't any problems, too. After a short time, I realized though that Viscan has a very strong personality. Every day, he puts the ranking to the test.
The castration was supposed to make him calmer but he still wanted to be the first in rank within the family. Going for a walk was a challenge for me. Viscan wanted to take the lead every time. With a lot of time and patience we slowly made progress. I even got help from friends with problematic dogs. In the end, I came to the conclusion that Viscan is better off with a professional dog trainer. It was a very hard decision for me because he was never malicious or aggressive. By now I know that this was one of my biggest mistakes.
End of January I contacted several German agents and asked them to look for a home for Viscan. A home that knows how to deal with difficult dogs and allows him a family life with love and patience. After a short while I received an answer that a new home for Viscan was found. I was told that he would supposedly go to a a dog trainer that had experience with dogs like Viscan. Unfortunately, after several enquiries I still didn't get any information about this dog trainer.
we organized a flight for Viscan to Germany. Originally, the German
agents wanted me to accompany Viscan on his journey into a 'new life'. Unfortunately,
for medical reasons I was not able to. Because the German agents didn't agree
to accompany Viscan on his flight, he had stay with me for over a month. At
this point, I still believe it would be better for him to get to this 'dog
trainer' as soon as possible. After what felt like an eternity, we could
finally find a flight sponsor and eventually we organized a flight and a
transportation box for Viscan.
On February 26th, Viscan was finally supposed to fly into his 'new life', as it was promised to me.
On February 25th, Viscans flight sponsor came from Frankfurt to Oulu and met Viscan.
He showed the same behavior as he showed in all the time with me. Viscan approaches other people in a friendly manor. He lets them pet him for a while but also shows them when it's enough by snapping. Probably, people with dog experience would have been able to predict that. I had my difficulties with that. My last dog was the complete opposite of Viscan.
He reacted to the slightest word to the slightest gesture.
later I had to say goodbye to Viscan. The parting was terrible, but I was
convinced that Viscan would live a happier life, with experienced people. Did I
know what I know today, I would have never let him go. Viscans flight landed on
time Tuesday late-afternoon in Frankfurt. A
friend of mine arrived in Frankfurt at the
same time and she enquired about his well-being. She saw Viscan immediately
after he landed and she assured me that he was completely calm in his
transportation box and that he was still relaxed after she sat down next to
him. My friend spent about one hour with Viscan and his flight sponsor at the
airport before she was picked up. During this time Viscan he never barked or
was never conspicuous in any way.
For all further information I have to rely on statements of third parties that I don't know and I have no way of verifying. It is very hard for me to understand what happened at the airport in Frankfurt after 6pm because I never knew him that way.
This petition closed over 3 years ago
Please stop euthanasation - Viscan needs a trainer - not the death - Lets give him a chance !! Please