I am writing as a result of the several articles that appeared in
your paper recently about Chihuahua Rescue located in Burbank on Moss
At the outset let me say I believe the attacks upon this
organization and its owner are unfair and unfounded.
Over the past year and a half I have become familiar with
Chihuahua Rescue and Kimi Peck because my daughter has been an active
volunteer at the location.
I have met Kimi personally on several occasions. I have visited
the locations several times. I have even helped out a bit on small
projects for the organization.
It goes without saying that caring for her dogs is her primary
Claims that she “hoards” the dogs is a clear mischaracterization
of the facts. Kimi carefully screens the applications for adoptions.
She insists on home visits and does most of them herself or
delegates that to only the most trusted volunteers.
Kimi is so committed to a “win-win” for the dogs that she will
decline a questionable application instead of letting a dog go into a
Kimi and her organization have a nationwide reputation for caring
for dogs. I am aware of several “rescues” she has been called on to
participate in to save dogs from terrible fates.
While it is true that her kindness and consideration of the dogs
and her no-kill commitment to those animals, even the sick ones, has
caused her to temporarily take on more than she can handle, she
always does the best for the dogs.
As a side note, it is very hard to take a headcount for so many
little dogs it is no wonder that her recordkeeping is a bit chaotic.
Kimi is making every effort to find a new location for the health
and safety of these dogs.
It will be Burbank’s loss when she leaves the area. And the doggie
kingdom will be the worse off for it too.