illegal shelter in springville (Tazewell county)

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animal lover

Dayton, VA

#1 Feb 5, 2013
does anyone know who this is and where exactly this is? said on tv that they had been under investigation for some time.

“Life is like a broken record..”

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Since: Sep 12

Except the voices keep changin

#2 Feb 6, 2013
It's just a lady that has tried to care for abandoned animals as best she could. She had no help. She HAD an indoor facility (fairly clean too), kept the animals well fed, but because it didn't have heat nor running water, I guess the media thought it would be a bit more exciting to rake this woman through the coals for her efforts.

I guess I abuse my dogs every time I let them out of the house when it's below... what? 70 degrees?

It's a bit ridiculous to me.
animal lover

Dayton, VA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
according to the paper, her husband helped. also it said that she had been told 6 months ago to comply with code. I have just heard also that these dogs came out of NC and she is a transporter.
soo

Bluefield, VA

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Now they're going to attack someone who was basically rescuing the animals? At least she had them in a clean safe environment and kept them fed, and they weren't walking the streets. Geez. Any effort to help a helpless animal is better than none, maybe they should've made a report in a way that others who like to help animals could help her get some heat and running water ornfind.other rescues as opposed to making her seem awful and crule ...
Chen

Smoot, WV

#5 Feb 6, 2013
Bring cats to my restaurant. I will take good care of them.
news watcher

Dayton, VA

#6 Feb 6, 2013
But it wasn't clean. Fed - but cold and dirty. If you can't do something right-don't do it at all. And if you can abide by the rules - she was put on notice 6 months ago - don't do it. She felt she was above the law. And these were not local dogs, they came from another state. Why? There are enough homeless animals already here in this area.
Owner

Alexandria, VA

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Hey news watcher.... Were you there did u see with your own eyes? Don't think so!!!! The media has a way of putting only pieces of a story out there, and most of the time it's not the truth. Do you rescue animals? The animals were well taken care of!!!!! Vet records are available.... These dogs didnt come from another state. Dogs that were neglected, abused and abandoned from this local area that were heading to rescue. Instead of running your mouth on here you
should offer your help!!!! They all had dog houses with straw and they were all out of the
snow. Wish there were more people in this world with a heart like this individual!!!!
hmm

Bluefield, VA

#8 Feb 6, 2013
"News Watcher" are you also one of those people that believes everything you read online, because it has to be true in order to be put online?! Media will do absolutly anything to make someone look.bad as opposed to making them look good. That's how they get a good juicy story, to fire up people like you. You don't know everything unless you were there! You don't know what she was doing!! Maybe she was working on getting heat etc for the area In which the dogs were in! It isn't cheap to get that installed! The areas were clean, the dogs were fed and receiving love to the best of her ability. At least she was trying, as opposed to throwing then away into a legit shelter who would've kill those babies had they not been adopted, which sadly happens to one to many dogs.. rescues are rescues no matter what. And obviously had you know so dang much about this, if you've been there why didn't you step up and offer to help her? Exactly, you don't know anything except what the news has said!! Goodness gracious I guess I should be in trouble as well.. 4 dogs and I keep the heat off 80% of the time, and an area Hester going for the smaller non-snow dogs!! God forbid I show then love and protect them, the same as thisnwoman was doing for these animals. At least she had a heart and cared, that can't be said for maby around here..whi throw their dogs away...Get off her freaking case!!
hmm

Bluefield, VA

#9 Feb 6, 2013
hmm wrote:
"News Watcher" are you also one of those people that believes everything you read online, because it has to be true in order to be put online?! Media will do absolutly anything to make someone look.bad as opposed to making them look good. That's how they get a good juicy story, to fire up people like you. You don't know everything unless you were there! You don't know what she was doing!! Maybe she was working on getting heat etc for the area In which the dogs were in! It isn't cheap to get that installed! The areas were clean, the dogs were fed and receiving love to the best of her ability. At least she was trying, as opposed to throwing then away into a legit shelter who would've kill those babies had they not been adopted, which sadly happens to one to many dogs.. rescues are rescues no matter what. And obviously had you know so dang much about this, if you've been there why didn't you step up and offer to help her? Exactly, you don't know anything except what the news has said!! Goodness gracious I guess I should be in trouble as well.. 4 dogs and I keep the heat off 80% of the time, and an area Hester going for the smaller non-snow dogs!! God forbid I show then love and protect them, the same as thisnwoman was doing for these animals. At least she had a heart and cared, that can't be said for maby around here..whi throw their dogs away...Get off her freaking case!!
excuse my typos, I'm on a mobile device and it only shows the top line, so I was winging it.
clouds

Richlands, VA

#10 Feb 6, 2013
The animals had indoor shelter which is more than some outdoor dogs get. Besides the tazewell co animal shelter may appear cleaner but the animals are way sick and near death. I got a puppy and years later a kitten and both had to have hundreds of dollars worth of shots,flea medication,Lice medication,worm medication,antibiotics for kennel cough and intestinal infections,etc. Sure animals will have fleas and worms but this was insane. To me it sounds like they are punishing a good Samaritan......all I know is that if I needed to leave 17 dogs alone for half the day it would look way worse than it really is.
news watcher

Dayton, VA

#11 Feb 7, 2013
Yes I did see it and I also know who it is.
news watcher

Dayton, VA

#12 Feb 7, 2013
I didn't know at first but then it is public record when something like this happens. She had been warned and she thought she was above the law. It is right where she lives. Her neighbors turned her in. It isn't like she just started this. She has been doing this and other things for years. This was not her first warning. She has been warned many, many times-it is just that now the Dept of Agriculture got involved.These dogs were not local either--they came from NC. Like we need more animals in this area.
Owner

Princeton, WV

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Lol... News Watcher get your facts right!!! I know her too... Dumbass she didn't reside where the building was!!!!! It's people like you that start DRAMA!!!!! I'm sure she has done more for animals than you ever have!!!! We all see you are the hater here.... Lol
news watcher

Dayton, VA

#14 Feb 8, 2013
If you honestly knew her you wouldv'e know that she had been warned many times last year to clean up BUT she did not. They would have not taken the dogs if she had just done what they had asked her to do the first three times. Agri Dept does not step in until things are really bad. The Police were trying to get her on the right path. And no- the media does not know it all---there is a LOT that they have not gone public with. This is not about hate--it's about the law. People have to go by laws and rules and should not think they are above it. All she had to do was do what was asked of her the first time---AND it was her neighbors that reported her--and where are neightbors located? DUH
Owner

Bluefield, VA

#15 Feb 9, 2013
Lol.... Like I said news watcher, get your facts right before u start running your mouth!!!! None of the dogs were taken. She has all the dogs!!! And if you want to adopt one you have to go through get adoption process!!!!

“Life is like a broken record..”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Except the voices keep changin

#16 Feb 9, 2013
news watcher wrote:
This is not about hate--it's about the law.
That's 100% correct. It's just worthy to note though, that by the law only, none of us are worthy of anything.
crazy cat woman from rrr

Raven, VA

#17 Feb 11, 2013
Chen wrote:
Bring cats to my restaurant. I will take good care of them.
Mine like pork fried rice very much,hold the soy sauce!Hee,hee,hee.

“Gods Curse On Lazy Hillbillies”

Level 5

Since: Jun 12

Dale City, VA

#18 Feb 11, 2013
clouds wrote:
The animals had indoor shelter which is more than some outdoor dogs get. Besides the tazewell co animal shelter may appear cleaner but the animals are way sick and near death. I got a puppy and years later a kitten and both had to have hundreds of dollars worth of shots,flea medication,Lice medication,worm medication,antibiotics for kennel cough and intestinal infections,etc. Sure animals will have fleas and worms but this was insane. To me it sounds like they are punishing a good Samaritan......all I know is that if I needed to leave 17 dogs alone for half the day it would look way worse than it really is.
I Got a Dog From That Place a Few Years ago....The Damn Thing was an Alcoholic!!!...Had To Give It Back....It was Drinking all My Beer....
news watcher

Bridgewater, VA

#19 Feb 13, 2013
if coming from Taz. warehouse located past filling station on left (forgot name) and before Springville School. On right. Round type metal bulding. Very rusty garage type door partially open with plastic hanging down to block wind. Can't be seen very well coming from Bluefield.
donut eater

Bridgewater, VA

#20 Feb 13, 2013
its PAWS!!!! that is if you guys haveb't figured it out yet!

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