I was friends with somebody for a time, partly because she liked to rescue pets or so I thought. I can't rescue any as my town doesn't allow kennel licenses. It didn't take long before I found out that this lady seems compelled to take in animals (cats and dogs) yet hand them out to unchecked strangers after she has had them for a few weeks or days. She doesn't even like the two dogs she already has, but she has a kennel license to take in more than the allotted number of dogs and cats so she does. Some are puppy mill dogs and some are sick. She gets tired of them fast and gives them to anyone, including ex-convicts (I kid you not). One rescue cat got away from her and instead of looking for it she said, "Well, I couldn't run on anyone's lawn because I'd be traspassing." I found the cat a month later a block from her house. The pets are fed and taken out when she has them. She puts them in their kennels a lot, but that's not against the law. If they so much as growl at each other, she will put them in the back yard and would call me to take them or she'd take them to the pound (she raises her two young grandchildren and thinks that even if dogs growl a bit at one another they will bite her grandchildren). All in all, she is not giving these dogs and cats a permanent home, although she promises the owners that she will. She puts on a great act and her house is clean. But she harms the dogs. I know of several that ended up in the pound because she won't take them back once she has pawned them off on somebody who is not equipped to take care of them. Is this legal? Sadly, it probably is.