Problems at Boyd County Animal Shelter

Problems at Boyd County Animal Shelter

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Since: Dec 10

Ashland, KY

#1 Dec 16, 2010
Recently an article was written by Tim Preston of the Ashland Daily Independent about my dog Rocky and the problems we had at the Boyd County Animal Shelter. http://dailyindependent.com/local/x1822751686...

After the article I received numerous phones calls and several people approached me about issues they have had with the Animal Shelter, either regarding their mishandling of animals or lack of professionalism. If anyone has had similar experiences please post here.

Since: Dec 10

Ashland, KY

#2 Dec 16, 2010
Here is letter to the editor regarding the article which shows the lack of professionalism out at the Boyd County Animal Shelter:
http://dailyindependent.com/opinion/x17077642...

Since: Dec 10

Ashland, KY

#3 Dec 16, 2010
I am thankful that you were able to save Rocky. I have heard many horror stories about the "shelter". I am so glad that someone is finally calling them out on it!
Caninehelper

Ashland, KY

#4 Dec 16, 2010
Heard about some crazy things at boyd co. shelter.
My friend had a 2 to 3 month old pure black lab taken to the pound by ashland animal control. My friend called ashland animal control and they said yes they took it to the boyd county shelter. The animal control officer, when he got off duty took my friend to the shelter. his dog had dissapeared.
how sad the children were when their puppy did'nt come home. ashland animal control was extrememly helpful
ANIMAL LOVER

Coal Center, PA

#6 Dec 16, 2010
People make mistakes. I have never had a problem with the BC Animal Shelter. The staff is always friendly and courteous. The female staff that you mentioned is one of the sweetest staff there. I have rescued a dog and a kitten from there myself.
The paper was enough. You didnt have to get on this hideous site!!!!!!!
DeerSlayer

Port Deposit, MD

#7 Dec 16, 2010
I have only had positive experiences at the Boyd Co. Animal Shelter. The people who work there are more caring and compassionate to those animals than most people are to their children.
Our dog was missing this summer. We made a call to the shelter to see if she had been picked up. Within one hour, i received a call from a very concerned and helpful lady at the shelter letting us know that they received a call and found our dog! It the little things that people do that mean everything. Im sure there are some problems but u will come across that at any business. I would like to thank everyone there for taking time out for our family. We appreciate everything you guys are doing for the animals in Boyd Co.!!
lady respect

Broken Arrow, OK

#8 Dec 16, 2010
Evidentally you don't know the PASSION the lady has for the ANIMALS!! Why are you doing this without talking to her with respect!!!
Hmmmmm

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Dec 16, 2010
I appreciate the black man who works there. He is certainly a looker!!!! Fine as hell.
Aimee Dixon

Russell, KY

#10 Dec 16, 2010
O.k. Mr.Baker, you had your 5 minutes of glory in the Daily Liar, now it is my turn. When we opened up on Nov.2nd, there were two guys there waiting to see if their dog was there. We told them to go ahead and look. They then came up front and told us that their dog was there. They called the dog by his name(Rocky)and the dog was jumping up and down on them and was licking the one guys hand. The dog knew them both. There was no marks at all on the dog, or any signs of abuse. I thought it was you that I had talked to that morning. I let the guys reclaim the dog because they knew it and it knew them. If the dog did not know them, why was the dog glad to see them. That was a mistake I made, but how would the dog know you because as you stated"We only had the dog for a few hours before your 3 yr old opened the door and let him out. I hate it that Rocky went to the wrong owner, but it was an honest mistake. You also stated that the dog was chained up, but when Ashland Animal Control got there, there was no dog at the adress and later they found it in a car with a man stating that he was trying to find the owner. Sounds a little weird huh?! Then you also stated that I had the animal control come to your house to make sure that the dog had rabie tag and dog license. That is a complete lie. I never even spoke to Ashland Animal Control about this matter until the article was wrote in the paper. They never came to your house. Why do you want to tell lies. Why cant you tell the truth. Truth of the matter is, it sounds like a neighborhood dispute over this dog, or something fishy was going on. Also, you stated that I let an accused animal abuser have your dog, I did not know he had ever been in trouble with Ashland over the possum. He went to court and paid a fine. There was never anything said about him never being able to own animals again. I do agree that if anyone has ever abused an animal, that they should never be able to be around another one again. I have rescued many animals from bad situations and I myself have paid out of pocket to get them help and find them a forever home. You just want to bash me for a mistake that I made and was sorry for. You want to keep draging me threw the coals and make me a bad person. I have sent animals to rescue that had no hope and no-one wanted. I have taken animals home so they would not be euthanized until they could find a home. You name it and I have just about done it to save an animals life. I have never had to deal with someone like you in my life. Last time I checked, what you are doing to me is SLANDER. Keep it up and I will have my lawyer contact you. So sorry that you do not have a life and have to get on here and continue your harassment towards me. If you have such a problem, just give me a call. My husband would love to talk to you. Wonder how your employer at the Federal Prison would feel about you having harassment charges brought against you. I have had numerous phone calls myself not understanding your article in the paper. You need to just drop this.......
My pov

Newburgh, IN

#11 Dec 16, 2010
Seems like to me it was blown way out of proportion... He had the dog for one night it got loose.... Simple case of a mistake... All that matters is that you got the dog back.... The shelter is extremely well maintained and is kept in great condition. The animals are cared for there and the staff is always helpful and nice... Sounds to me just one bad experience..... Obviously it is not always going to be a place of warm fuzzy feelings and happy endings... It's a shelter for strays, unwanted, and some dangerous animals... Our region does not have a no-kill shelter, and sometimes the proper and safe actions and decisions must be made.... Instead of trying to cause problems with the shelter you ought to turn your attentions to those that abuse animals, not the ones who try to help
Concern for the Shelter

Broken Arrow, OK

#12 Dec 16, 2010
I deal with the Boyd Co Animal Shelter all the time. I have never had any problems with any of the staff there. Aimee is a very professional person and very compassionate with anything and everything that is around her. If she wasn't a careing person she wouldn't take abandoned puppies or kittens home with her to make sure they was fed every 2hrs. i think people should stop all of the DRAMA in this area and become real adults!!
BRmama

Ashland, KY

#13 Dec 16, 2010
I read the article that you referenced and personally I am amazed that the article was written. It is really one sided. I do not know you nor the people involved personally. Here is what I gathered from the article. Your dog got out easily unnoticed, so could your child whom you said let the dog out. If the 3 year old by the door was being watched the dog wouldn't have gotten out and none of this would be an issue. You called the shelter rather than going to the shelter personally. I am sure there are many animals there and you expect them to look for your animal, based on a description, when you did not even take the time to go there yourself. I am sure a photo would have solved the problem. I had a photo of my animal within minutes of purchasing them both. You say the animal was released to someone who had past charges of animal abuse. To my knowledge animal shelters do not have access to criminal background information. You said the dog was given to you, do you have papers for the dog that prove he is yours? I have found many many animals without collars and names. If the dog had a collar and it's rabies vaccination tag they could have contacted the vet to determine the owner information. Did your dog have this on? It is easy to blame others when clearly a lot of the "fault" for what happened clearly lies with you. I find it hard to believe a lot of what was written. Finding competent, caring and compassionate people to work at these animal shelters I am sure is a difficult task. Personally, I do not care one bit how they speak to people, how "professional" they are on the phone , or how they treat people just so long as they give these homeless animals love and a chance to find a new home. Which is what they did for your animal based on the information they were given to execute their job.
yeah

Flatwoods, KY

#14 Dec 16, 2010
Sounds like Mr Baker is just trying to make a name for himself when all hes really doing is making a fool of himself. This has to be the biggest joke of an article that i've ever read in my life, so many key facts was left out of it and there was only one side of the story stated which included false statements in it as well. Sounds like you need a reality check buddy!
And also, if i were you Mr. Baker, I would be worrying ab my 3 year old running loose in the house at 2 AM in the morning before I would that dog!
samantha

Flatwoods, KY

#15 Dec 16, 2010
I would like to know why this three year old child was the one to let the dog out to even begin with!? Where was the adult during this time!? Maybe he shouldn't have animals since he has to have his three year old child be the responsible one!! Also, I wonder if CPS should be called due to his lack of parenting skills!!!???
Shelly

Cleveland, GA

#16 Dec 16, 2010
I have know the lady you are speaking of for many years. She has always had animals since she was young and even then she was an animal lover. She has rescued several animals that have been abused. Everyone makes mistakes if you truly loved the dog then you would have been greatful for its return and upset with the people whom claimed your dog. Also you need to keep a better I on your three year old, and your dog. Why would you have that big of a dog of which you just got around your three year old anyways. Listen looks like there is alot of mistakes here maybe you need to admit yours. You are careless with your animals.
Nosy Witch

Durango, CO

#17 Dec 16, 2010
The man who lost that dog cannot even take care of his kid. He was not watching either the dog or the kid. I have been to the shelter and the people that work there have always been nice. Why is this man trying to hurt someone who made an honest mistake? He needs to just let it go. It happened - its over and I am sure everyone has learned a valuable lesson. If I lost either one of my dogs, I would go to the shelter FIRST THING and LOOK FOR MYSELF.
Amimal Mom

Evans City, PA

#18 Dec 16, 2010
Mr. Baker you seem to have personal issues and are looking for a way to hurt others. Was it to cover the fact that you pay so little attention to Rocky that he was able to get away and you were scared you "friend" who gave him to you might take him back? What if the 3 year old would have walked out with Rocky? Would you have just called the police or the hospital to see if the child was there just by the description? Being a caregiver to an animal if just the same as having a child in my opinion. I have personally been to the shelter and Aimee is a wonderful worker as well as all the others that I was around. The level of concern she had was amazing. She was playing with the puppies and telling me about the cats. Aimee is such a caring person and does not deserve all that you are doing to her. You didn't have the dog long enough to even connect with him! Get over yourself and over the situation! I guess the biggest question I would have is why was the dog so anxious to get out of your home. I am the owner of a boxer as well and she has never tried to run away from my home. Maybe there is a lot more to the story than what has been said! If that is how you are going to care for Rocky, then maybe you should have let someone else hve him!
Animal Lover

United States

#19 Dec 16, 2010
I too, am a friend of Aimee's. You will not find a person anywhere who LOVES animals more than she does. It does not matter - dog, cat, or bird,- she loves all of them. Aimee is a very kind and compassionate person and I know she would NEVER jeopardize the welfare of any animal. It was a mistake that could have been made by anyone. Since 'Rocky' knew the people who came to claim him, I would have released him just like she did.

Mr Baker, please stop attacking Aimee. She has done so much good for the unwanted, lost and homeless animals in Boyd Co. She does NOT deserve all this criticism.

Since: Dec 10

Ashland, KY

#20 Dec 16, 2010
lady respect wrote:
Evidentally you don't know the PASSION the lady has for the ANIMALS!! Why are you doing this without talking to her with respect!!!
I did speak with her. She may have a passion for animals, but her respect for people is absent. For her to repeatedly lie shows a lack of integrity and professionalism. When I spoke with her and addressed the issues with only her, I was prepared to leave the situation alone. When she attempted to retaliate and slander me then I pushed the issue.

Since: Dec 10

Ashland, KY

#21 Dec 16, 2010
Anyone that is trying to turn this around to make this parenting issue are just ignorant. You know nothing of the situation. Personal attacks at me in an attempt to defend your friend at the shelter only goes to show people of a feather flock together.

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