Girl attacked @ AARF
My 2 cents

Ashland, KY

#42 Oct 23, 2012
Anyone wrote:
This is a crock of shi@. Aarf is one of the best animal rescues in the u s. I am not any part of bcas. Or Aarf. I just know!
I'm really sorry about what happened to this girl. I pray she'll be okay. And I'm sorry Bruce had to be put down.
The people that are behind AARF are some of the kindest, most self sacrificing people I've ever met. Most, if not ALL, have full-time jobs and spend most ALL their spare time, saving the lives, and taking care of these animals. There's Alot of work that goes into helping these animals. It's just too bad there aren't MORE people like them in this world.
Again, hope the girl is okay.
KEEP YOUR HEADS UP AARF!!!
AARF

Marion, OH

#43 Oct 23, 2012
I would strongly recommend that AARF stop placing the blame on the girl that was hurt. The simple fact is no one from AARF knows what happened because none of them were there.
Where was Lee when this happened?
Aimee Dixon

Ashland, KY

#44 Oct 23, 2012
Bruce wrote:
I know/knew this dog personally. Every day I came to see him he would greet me with a kind tail wag and lick to my hands. He was always very well behaved and the only instances that he ever caused any problems were due to human neglegance. So make your own assumptions and lies to make yourselves feel better but this dog was amazing and will always be remembered for just how kind and loving he was. It's sad to know he is gone and I hate that it happened when there weren't any actual Aarf volunteers there to see what really happened. But it is what it is. And i will never forget you Bruce!!!!
Bruce has not been euthanized. It is a state law that he has to be quarantined for 10 days.
Amazed

Ashland, KY

#45 Oct 23, 2012
Kurt Faulkner wrote:
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It's funny you say save a life when You work at the shelter. I didn't know that euthanizing animals was synonymous with saving their lives. But what do I know. I'm just one of many who have had to rush to BCAS to pull dogs out of there because you are about to kill them. Get a real job. You treat animals property, and it's pathetic
You are quite the comedian arent you? First of all, Stacy busts her butt out there. She is always calling or sending messages to find animals homes! She called me and "begged" me to take one. Begged me. Only for me to find out the dog had heartworms and an enlarged heart that will remain forever! It cost over 3000.00 to get her back to normal. As Stacy said, most would have brought her back and never dealt with her. She is a brand new dog again! To say Stacy is "killing dogs" is simply your IGNORANCE shining through! What a fool! By the way Kurt, do you have any pets? If so, are they spayed or neutered? If not, you are an idiot! I doubt it! So please stop encouraging this poor behavior in society.
Kurt Faulkner

Ardsley, NY

#46 Oct 23, 2012
Amazed wrote:
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You are quite the comedian arent you? First of all, Stacy busts her butt out there. She is always calling or sending messages to find animals homes! She called me and "begged" me to take one. Begged me. Only for me to find out the dog had heartworms and an enlarged heart that will remain forever! It cost over 3000.00 to get her back to normal. As Stacy said, most would have brought her back and never dealt with her. She is a brand new dog again! To say Stacy is "killing dogs" is simply your IGNORANCE shining through! What a fool! By the way Kurt, do you have any pets? If so, are they spayed or neutered? If not, you are an idiot! I doubt it! So please stop encouraging this poor behavior in society.
If she works at BCAS she does kill dogs, it's not ignorance, it's a fact. And I do have dogs, everyone of which are rescues that I have saved from negligent or abusive situations, paid for their vet bills, and had them fixed. Every single one of them. I take them to Help For Animals and Martin Vet Clinic, if you have any doubts, I can send you copies of their paperwork. All ten of them. This woman you are defending may pretend to care for dogs, but the only people that actually give a damn about them, and will not kill them for "being overcrowded" is AARF. And your friends ego tends to get in the way of her 'saving of lives' that she claims to do so much of. I'm done dealing with people like you. I got on here for one reason, to see what was being said about Bruce, the innocent dog that is going to be euthanized because someone is blaming him for what happened. And I would bet my life on the fact that he was mistreated and instigated into doing what he did.
Don't forget

Ardsley, NY

#47 Oct 23, 2012
NoelBruce wrote:
The dogs' name was Bruce, and he was not an aggressive animal whatsoever. What people don't know or understand is the circumstances behind the incidents. For instance, the last time this happened, a younger kid was snapped at(not bitten) and the dog was euthanized. The thing is, the kid was only snapped at because he was acting like a little brat, his parents weren't telling him to stop, and he proceeded to smack, torment, and taunt the innocent animal. If someone did that to a person, I'm sure the majority would do the same thing. As for the events that took place last night, I can only imagine what these people had to have done to Bruce for this to have happened. Others that have come into AARF on this same program in order to receive government assistance have been kicked out for mistreating and abusing the animals, which by the way, have been through more than most everyone on here posting could comprehend. When someone decides to enter AARF's front door and help care for these dogs, they are asked to sign a waiver, acknowledging that they understand the risks of being a volunteer. This is because some of the dogs in the kennel have been abused and neglected by HUMANS, and are scared to death that it will continue to happen. It is people like some of you that are posting that cause these dogs to do things like this. But do we put you down for abusing and neglecting them in the first place? Look, it's terrible that this person was bit, but when you agree to work with animals that have been rescued from horrible situations, it is a risk you agree to take. She knew what these risks were, and it's not the dogs fault. There are some dogs in the kennel that you must be careful around, but honestly, Bruce is not one of those dogs. He has only been aggressive towards other dogs, and its possible he tried to snap at another dog, and this person was in the line of fire and was accidentally bit and this whole incident has been dramatized. The only other reason he would ever do something like this is if someone were physically hurting him, and I can only speculate that this was the case. AARF is an amazing place, and some amazing people volunteer there. And they take all the proper measured before adopting or fostering dogs out to families. For all of you that get off on seeing dogs euthanized, it
Will set your mind at ease to know Bruce was euthanized as a result of this, although no one knows what really happened. I wish Aarf had cameras, and all of you could see the truth. He was an amazing, sweet, gentle dog. And for all the amazing volunteers at Aarf, I hope we can all continue to change and save lives of those animals that need us the most.
R u forgetting or just not confessing to the incedent at the dog park where joe barber had a AARF dog and it bit a persons arm? The person was hurt and got stitches.(not as bad as this attack) AARF euthanized this dog.
Play

Ardsley, NY

#48 Oct 23, 2012
"this is going to the dogs"
Stacy Castle-McGlone

Ardsley, NY

#49 Oct 23, 2012
Kurt.... If you have EVER been at the shelter then you would know I am a VOLUNTEER !!! So do yor homework!!! FYI.....BRUCE is alive !!! Get your info right !! To say I'm a KILLER is so far from the truth .... Why don't you regroup, pack a lunch and then you can come get some!!! Have you ever volunteered at the shelter? The BCAS can't pick and choose !!! I think every animal deserves the same shake but I will tell you what I have witnessed a purebred that just came off stray hold being pulled while a last chance baby that has sit for months gets over looked!! Don't tell me what you Do!! When you have NO idea what I do everyday!!! I have many fosters and dogs that I saved!!! So stick it!!! This is not about BCAS!!! This is about a incident that happened at AARF !!!
Amazed

Ashland, KY

#50 Oct 23, 2012
Kurt Faulkner wrote:
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If she works at BCAS she does kill dogs, it's not ignorance, it's a fact. And I do have dogs, everyone of which are rescues that I have saved from negligent or abusive situations, paid for their vet bills, and had them fixed. Every single one of them. I take them to Help For Animals and Martin Vet Clinic, if you have any doubts, I can send you copies of their paperwork. All ten of them. This woman you are defending may pretend to care for dogs, but the only people that actually give a damn about them, and will not kill them for "being overcrowded" is AARF. And your friends ego tends to get in the way of her 'saving of lives' that she claims to do so much of. I'm done dealing with people like you. I got on here for one reason, to see what was being said about Bruce, the innocent dog that is going to be euthanized because someone is blaming him for what happened. And I would bet my life on the fact that he was mistreated and instigated into doing what he did.
First of all, it is more than obvious that you cannot read and comprehend ANYTHING! I am an animal lover and all I have ever done is rescue dogs! However, I dont ask for an "atta boy" on the back and want to hand everyone their vet bills as you do! I never said the first negative thing about AARF nor did I say one thing about Bruce being put to sleep! Anyone who would rescue 10 dogs and have them living with them needs the health dept. called on them! That is not acceptable living conditons! I THINK YOU MIGHT NEED A PSYCH EVALUATION! I AM QUITE FRANKLY TIRED OF DEALING WITH NUTS LIKE YOURSELF! Everything you posted, you simply dug from your ass because my feelings are nothing as to what you ASSUMED! DUMBASS! By the way, isnt it a law to hold a dog 10 days after it bites someone? I think that you need to educate yourself or someone is in trouble for breaking a law if they killed a dog as soon as it bit someone ;) Have a nice day SCHIZO! By the way, Stacy and Aimee happen to do an excellent job! Too bad you dont see BCAS's fb page. They find many dogs homes on a daily basis. So until you know the facts, keep your mouth SHUT! I never said one word about AARF and have nothing to say about them. This situation can happen to anyone and anyone with any common sense is fully aware of that! You must be one of the AARF people that enjoy causing problems and running your mouth. It seems that I heard others talking about this organizaton doing this a while back.....hmmmmm! We might be onto something here! Have a wonderful night!:)
concerned

Ashland, KY

#51 Oct 23, 2012
lets be honest wrote:
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your location is PA but you speak like you are local to Ashland KY, and if you are in PA how would you be helping this group or one affiliated? how would you know anything about this incident. everyone likes to run off at the mouth but don't want to be upfront and honest about their involvement.
I am a local. I don't know why it was showing up as PA. I was on my phone when I posted that, that could be why. I said in the comment that somebody from AARF asked me to foster a dog once and I asked them if they had given it a temperament test and they acted like they didn't even know what I was talking about. They told me they would get back to me on it and never did. And they never asked me to foster another dog after that.
concerned

Ashland, KY

#52 Oct 23, 2012
Measures wrote:
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What are proper measures? Really? Any dog can snap just like a human. Come on people. Be realistic! Stop acting like idiots! It can happen to anyone! It is sad and I hope she is okay, but it happens and can happen to anyone. It has nothing to do with proper measures, Boyd County animal shelter, nor individuals working at BCAS or AARF. Act like you have some sense!
The temperament test I was referring to that the Humane Society does is placing a rubber hand on the end of a broom stick and using the rubber hand to pull the food bowl away from the dog while it's eating. If the dog bites the hand, it's not deemed suitable for adoption. That's what they do on Animal Cops, anyway. There could be more ways to test them, I don't know. I already said I was no expert on the subject. And I am being realistic. I have a child. I'm not going to bring a dog into my home that could be dangerous. Honestly, you could probably get in trouble for adopting dangerous dogs out to people. I'm no expert on that either, but it seems to me like it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. That's probably why the BCAS puts so many to sleep.
OMG

Flatwoods, KY

#53 Oct 23, 2012
Bruce wrote:
I know/knew this dog personally. Every day I came to see him he would greet me with a kind tail wag and lick to my hands. He was always very well behaved and the only instances that he ever caused any problems were due to human neglegance. So make your own assumptions and lies to make yourselves feel better but this dog was amazing and will always be remembered for just how kind and loving he was. It's sad to know he is gone and I hate that it happened when there weren't any actual Aarf volunteers there to see what really happened. But it is what it is. And i will never forget you Bruce!!!!
Are you REALLY SERIOUS???? Do you really think Bruce will be remembered for how kind and loving he was?? I hope this is some kind of joke although it is NOT FUNNY. A woman was seriously HURT by this dog and that is how Bruce will be remembered. I am sure the woman who was attacked will NOT forget him either. How come he was not adopted if he was so amazing? I am praying the woman recovers with no perminent damage from the "amazing" Bruce.
ignorance

Idalou, TX

#54 Oct 23, 2012
Bruce is alive. Some people have nothing better to do than start crap. AARF sent him to the shelter. Get the facts straight. Don't believe me? Go to the shelter and look at him.
For all of those putting this girl down for receiving assistance, GET A LIFE!!! Send her well wishes and don't bash her. SMFH people like that make me sick!
Wow

Ardsley, NY

#55 Oct 24, 2012
[QUOTE who="Don't forget"]<quoted text>
R u forgetting or just not confessing to the incedent at the dog park where joe barber had a AARF dog and it bit a persons arm? The person was hurt and got stitches.(not as bad as this attack) AARF euthanized this dog.[/QUOTE]

No they didn't.
Measures

Huntington, WV

#56 Oct 24, 2012
concerned wrote:
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The temperament test I was referring to that the Humane Society does is placing a rubber hand on the end of a broom stick and using the rubber hand to pull the food bowl away from the dog while it's eating. If the dog bites the hand, it's not deemed suitable for adoption. That's what they do on Animal Cops, anyway. There could be more ways to test them, I don't know. I already said I was no expert on the subject. And I am being realistic. I have a child. I'm not going to bring a dog into my home that could be dangerous. Honestly, you could probably get in trouble for adopting dangerous dogs out to people. I'm no expert on that either, but it seems to me like it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. That's probably why the BCAS puts so many to sleep.
I understand what you are saying. However, I do have to disagree to a point on that simply because I had a rescue once that if you got near his food he would put them shoulders and ears back and you just knew to "not bother it" He would NEVER harm anyone and never did through all of the years up until he passed! Prior to me getting him, he was starving to death. He was the best dog you could ever ask for. I believe that dogs suffer from things that they go through a well. He was always afraid that he wasnt going to get to eat again so he was protective over his food. He lived with two other dogs as well. They knew when he was eating to wait their turn. He never attacked them either. It was just understood in the household. So I am not sure that is the only way to test a dog to see if they are adoptable. I do have to add that the first 24 hours that we took this "big boy" who ended up being 100 lbs....lol....he stood around my significant other and would not allow me or the other dogs within 10 feet of her or he would start growling. We were making plans to place him somewhere because we knew that it wasnt going to work and it was sad. However, our girl finally went off on him (barking and yelling as I called it) and he knew she was boss after that...lol....Those two were best friends for 10 years and are buried beside each other along with their 3rd sissy who was a rescue as well.

I think they should test a dog in several ways due to what they may have been through. However, I still believe that any dog can snap just like a human can.
BruceandNoel

Springfield, NJ

#57 Oct 24, 2012
OMG wrote:
<quoted text> Are you REALLY SERIOUS???? Do you really think Bruce will be remembered for how kind and loving he was?? I hope this is some kind of joke although it is NOT FUNNY. A woman was seriously HURT by this dog and that is how Bruce will be remembered. I am sure the woman who was attacked will NOT forget him either. How come he was not adopted if he was so amazing? I am praying the woman recovers with no perminent damage from the "amazing" Bruce.
Bruce is qn amazing dog. And he wouldn't have attacked anyone unprovoked unless it was by accident trying to attack another dog. My guess is this person was mistreating him like many of the other people on this program have done in the past. I'm not even sure why AARF keeps letting them step foot in the kennels. With them in there, it was only a matter of time before a dog got fed up and fought back. The dog always gets blamed for something like this, but noone considers why it happened in the first place. Bruce was the sweetest, most gentle dog when it came to abeing around people, he would lick you to death above anything else. But all dogs have a tolerance limit just like people do. And when they are pushed so far, they can snap... Just like humans. My point is, Bruce would not have attacked someone without feeling like he absolutely had to defend himself. Think what you want about him, but it's apparent you are ignorant and narrow-minded. And most likely someone that gets off on killing innocent animals.
Animal lover

Ashland, KY

#58 Oct 24, 2012
A dog is an animal and ANY animal can bite. Even a sweet animal that has never bitten anyone can bite. An animal can bite a person even unprovoked. I would think an animal that is caged around other dogs would develop anxiety and bite unprovoked. I do not think a person receiving assistance has anything to do with it. Anyone who is around animals should fully understand that animals canbe unpredictable and could bite. I thinks it's a shame that it always has to turn into a pissing contest with people. For goodness sake, it's a dog and has natural instincts. If you want to help or volunteer around animals, you must understand this. A dog that bites someone one time does not make it a bad dog. It just should make you realize that it is a dog using natural instincts. One dog bite does not mean AARF is a bad place or mistreats animals. It means there are animals there and people need to realize animals are often unpredictable!!!
AARF

Ashland, KY

#59 Oct 24, 2012
If I was anyone associated with AARF I would not continue to post on here placing the blame on the girl that was bitten.
If, by chance, she is not considering a lawsuit against AARF she will, most likely, change her mind after reading these posts by AARF staff.
Dave, you may want to asking your people to stop posting on this subject as it makes you all look really really bad.
Wow

Flatwoods, KY

#60 Oct 24, 2012
AARF wrote:
If I was anyone associated with AARF I would not continue to post on here placing the blame on the girl that was bitten.
If, by chance, she is not considering a lawsuit against AARF she will, most likely, change her mind after reading these posts by AARF staff.
Dave, you may want to asking your people to stop posting on this subject as it makes you all look really really bad.
Well Danielle that is your opinion.
AARF

Ashland, KY

#61 Oct 24, 2012
Keep posting and see...
The girl bitten there was working unsupervised!
Where was your superviser at the time this took place?
Placing a volunteer there unsupervised with a dangerous dog just screams "lawsuit" to me...
Every post you make just adds more fuel to the fire.
Keep your mouths shut about this...

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