Carlsbad animal shelter euthanizes half of its dogs and cats

Jan 24, 2014 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 43

CARLSBAD >> More than half of animals in the city's animal shelter had to be euthanized in 2013, according to a report.

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#1 Jan 27, 2014
They won't do anything about it either.
Maybe

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Jan 27, 2014
Maybe they should go from 50% to 100%!!!!!!!
reality

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Jan 27, 2014
Maybe wrote:
Maybe they should go from 50% to 100%!!!!!!!
Good Deal.... shoot them all. we spend way too much $$$$ on stray dogs and cats
No More

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Jan 28, 2014
I have paid an annual membership to Noah's Ark for many years but I think I've paid my last dues to them. If they made it less costly for people wanting to adopt they might not have a 50% euthanasia rate. It saddens me that so many animals are destroyed each year.
CBad

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Jan 28, 2014
If you can't afford the $50 to adopt an animal then you can't afford to own a dog. $50 doesn't even cover what the dog cost the shelter.
justthetruth

Hobbs, NM

#6 Jan 28, 2014
I have never seen so much animal neglect until I moved to New Mexico. Every day I see dead dogs and cats on the roads...Most with collars. If more people actually took care of the animals they have..The shelters would not be so full.
Che

Hobbs, NM

#7 Feb 5, 2014
justthetruth wrote:
I have never seen so much animal neglect until I moved to New Mexico. Every day I see dead dogs and cats on the roads...Most with collars. If more people actually took care of the animals they have..The shelters would not be so full.
I agree, but it's only part of the problem. You have to consider all the folks who breed pit bulls, thinking they'll big money. They might earn a little, but comparing profit to cost of food, the cost is even.
Did you know that pit bulls are the dominant breed in the shelter. That's because all those people who bought all those puppies throw them away, without an ounce of guilt or regret.
Don't you think the women putting the pets at Noah's Ark , go home with heavy hearts? Could you go to work each day, knowing during that you would be required to kill a pet someone just threw away? Thank these women. Euthanization is preferable to a dog or cat spending 2 to 3 months out in the weather, starving to death.
I have a solution: Put breeding restrictions on Carlsbad. Charge $300 to 500 per year for a breeding license. Punish people who broke the law breeding unwanted pets. Some cities in Colorado adopted this plan, and the shelters had much fewer unwanted pets.
I know the next post is going to say, "I'll be damned if someone's going to tell me I can breed my pets. Then they sneak to Noah's Ark in the dead of night to disgard their unwanted pets.
Carlsbad, join the 21st century.
My neighbors r idiots

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Feb 5, 2014
I don't get it either. I grew up here and have watched people refuse to neuter their male pets. Usually its the male figure in the household that has some problem with seeing Fido or Tiger without his balls on. My neighbors, a hard working family type, are inexplicably the same way. I've tried reasoning with them, even pointed out how it would help to keep the dog from wandering off but they are both staunchly opposed. This dog isn't even used as a breeding animal. They just don't believe in neutering him.

Good luck changing people's attitudes in this. I sure haven't had any luck.
Maybe

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Feb 5, 2014
Maybe some day the city mayor/council will grow a pair and ban all dogs from the city limits of Carlsbad. Who the hell NEEDS dogs??
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#10 Feb 5, 2014
Is there any kind of state or city law on illegal puppy farms, I know this guy has four female dogs they are always having puppies he goes around selling these little pit bull puppies.
I was at Stevens lounge the other day, there was his guy had way too much to drink already when he came in he sit down with some of his buddies and was laughing about throwing cats and smaller dogs down into the pit bulls, and then the other guys got pissed off at him made him shut up.
There is illegal dogfighting going on somewhere nearby, state and city looking the other way.
Che

Hobbs, NM

#11 Feb 5, 2014
Maybe wrote:
Maybe some day the city mayor/council will grow a pair and ban all dogs from the city limits of Carlsbad. Who the hell NEEDS dogs??
ME!!
Che

Hobbs, NM

#12 Feb 6, 2014
My neighbors r idiots wrote:
I don't get it either. I grew up here and have watched people refuse to neuter their male pets. Usually its the male figure in the household that has some problem with seeing Fido or Tiger without his balls on. My neighbors, a hard working family type, are inexplicably the same way. I've tried reasoning with them, even pointed out how it would help to keep the dog from wandering off but they are both staunchly opposed. This dog isn't even used as a breeding animal. They just don't believe in neutering him.
Good luck changing people's attitudes in this. I sure haven't had any luck.


You're right!!! They are IDIOT!!!
wanda

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Feb 6, 2014
no problem we not have THREE code enforcement guys and Doc declared in his CA letter to the edition that they all have good eyesite

sooooooooo I am sure they will stop all of the ills in Carlsbad

(My wife says I am funny)
THE GREENWATCH DOG

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Mar 3, 2014
My neighbors r idiots wrote:
I don't get it either. I grew up here and have watched people refuse to neuter their male pets. Usually its the male figure in the household that has some problem with seeing Fido or Tiger without his balls on. My neighbors, a hard working family type, are inexplicably the same way. I've tried reasoning with them, even pointed out how it would help to keep the dog from wandering off but they are both staunchly opposed. This dog isn't even used as a breeding animal. They just don't believe in neutering him.
Good luck changing people's attitudes in this. I sure haven't had any luck.
The male doggie I own has not been neutered and is perfectly fine both physically and mentally. He is enclosed on my property by what is known as a fence. You have just been toilet trained to let others think for you. The only problem I have is that he likes to pee on the neighbor's tires and their bumper. I let him do it. It gets my neighbors really mad.
Fido

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Mar 3, 2014
In Carlsbad, dogs and cats are completely disposable. Dogs are usually placed in a fenced-in back yard where they are allowed to bark incessantly all night long, go without food and water for long stretches of time, and then die a horrible death of neglect. But no problem, there are plenty more they came from! Or they are taken out in the countryside and used for target practice. This is true. And possibly worst of all - their meat is sometimes used to fill the taco shells and Mexican food entrees that locals love so much. But let's face it, whether it's talking on cell phones while driving, driving recklessly, or wallowing in radiation, this town is one nasty, barbaric pee hole. Cheers!
CallingBS

Hobbs, NM

#16 Mar 4, 2014
I frankly am a lover of animals. I live in the city limits and had a dog. She came everywhere with me, I took her to work with me everyday. unfortunately, I let her out to use the restroom at my work and some a**hole hit her and didn't even stop. I let my dog out that doesn't mean I was neglecting her. We now have a new puppy, and I will be damned if someone is going to tell me I can't. My next door neighbor even has a dog who is the most annoying creature on the planet. But that's his right.
knee grrrr

Mescalero, NM

#17 Mar 5, 2014
Dats be wat happens to dawgs yo!
Ugh

Carlsbad, NM

#18 Mar 7, 2014
I hate barking dogs.id wish they all should just die
Che

Hobbs, NM

#19 Mar 7, 2014
CallingBS wrote:
I frankly am a lover of animals. I live in the city limits and had a dog. She came everywhere with me, I took her to work with me everyday. unfortunately, I let her out to use the restroom at my work and some a**hole hit her and didn't even stop. I let my dog out that doesn't mean I was neglecting her. We now have a new puppy, and I will be damned if someone is going to tell me I can't. My next door neighbor even has a dog who is the most annoying creature on the planet. But that's his right.
As I predicted previously, someone would bitch and moan because they think they should be able to breed as many dogs as they choose. A law should be in place to fine stupid, inbred dog (or should I say, "Pit Bull) breeders from loading the shelter with rejects.

As far as you're concerned, it is your fault because you allowed your dog to run around at will, without the protection of a leash. OWN IT! Carlsbad Ordinances require they be leashed at all times when in the public. Don't blame anyone else for your irresponsibility. responsibility.
MesscanN

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Mar 8, 2014
knee grrrr wrote:
Dats be wat happens to dawgs yo!
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