Central Missouri Humane Society

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Moberly Onlooker

Kansas City, KS

#1 Mar 19, 2009
A friend of mine lost her dog in Boonville about a month ago. She was checking the CMHS website to read about the ZooToo crew coming to Como and discovered that HER OWN dog was there. After proving that it was her own, CMHS stated that they would not allow her to adopt her own pet for $100, and that she would have to pay $350 for boarding and food fees since it was originally her OWN animal. I think that this is a horrible way of doing business for a society that is supposed to be there to HELP the animals. Making someone pay that kind of money to get their OWN dog back is ridiculous while a random person can walk in and adopt for only $100. Boo CMHS, BOO!

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

Moberly shhhhhhh

#2 Mar 20, 2009
Moberly Onlooker wrote:
A friend of mine lost her dog in Boonville about a month ago. She was checking the CMHS website to read about the ZooToo crew coming to Como and discovered that HER OWN dog was there. After proving that it was her own, CMHS stated that they would not allow her to adopt her own pet for $100, and that she would have to pay $350 for boarding and food fees since it was originally her OWN animal. I think that this is a horrible way of doing business for a society that is supposed to be there to HELP the animals. Making someone pay that kind of money to get their OWN dog back is ridiculous while a random person can walk in and adopt for only $100. Boo CMHS, BOO!

If this is true, I will no longer be sending them Money. They will lose my support PERIOD!! They send me letters all of the time. I will be asking about this. Thanks for telling us. Besides they have stolen property they are holding. Id call my lawyer in a heartbeat..
Onlooker

United States

#3 Mar 20, 2009
I too know this story and feel it is a horrible way to treat not only the animal, but also someone who was initally a supporter of CMHS. CMHS says they match pets with people, what better match is there than with the true owner. For someone who lives in a farming community outside of Columbia I can see why they would have never thought to look at CMHS for their lost dog. It was coincidence that they came across their dog on the website. The owner was trying to do the right thing by supporting CMHS and looking to adopt a new dog and now they are forbidding her to do this. They even said they were going to be on high alert for people who are trying to adopt the dog for the purpose of giving her back to the owner. So, if they're not letting anyone adopt the dog are they just going to put her down in time? How HUMANE is that? I have also adopted from CMHS in the past, but will certainly not do it again. If this were her own child, would they tell her she couldn't have him/her back??
Harrisburg Onlooker

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2009
I know the same person that lost her dog above and am extremely disappointed in the Humane Society. I have had my own problems with CMHS before. I took in a Momma Cat and 2 kittens that were abandoned on my property in rural MO. One of the kittens was apparently born with a deformity and only had 3 full legs but he was able to walk fine and was very sweet. CMHS told me I could leave him but no one would want him when there were other healthy animals to adopt and they would most likely put him to sleep! I took him home with me. Next time I will call Second Chance or run an add in the paper. I won't utilize CMHS anymore and don't plan to contribute to their fundraisers in the future.
Moberly Onlooker

United States

#5 Mar 20, 2009
Missouri Man wrote:
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If this is true, I will no longer be sending them Money. They will lose my support PERIOD!! They send me letters all of the time. I will be asking about this. Thanks for telling us. Besides they have stolen property they are holding. Id call my lawyer in a heartbeat..
It is most certainly true. I found it to be completely unfair to dub the dog as "unadoptable." A bunch of us from here at work were going to go adopt the dog "for" her, but they have black-balled us all. They are saying that the dog is no longer up for adoption. So unfair!

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

Moberly shhhhhhh

#6 Mar 20, 2009
I guess the ZooToo crew should find out about this too!!
Moberly Onlooker

United States

#7 Mar 20, 2009
Missouri Man wrote:
I guess the ZooToo crew should find out about this too!!
I agree, but I really don't know how to get ahold of anyone.
Moberly Onlooker

United States

#8 Mar 20, 2009
I found out that they offered to let her adopt the dog for $180 and they would put in a free chip. I think that it's a decent offer considering how much those things normally cost. But I also think that it's a little retarded to have to "chip" a farm dog just to get it back!

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

Moberly shhhhhhh

#9 Mar 20, 2009
Moberly Onlooker wrote:
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I agree, but I really don't know how to get ahold of anyone.
Im sure they will not get any money now, when this hits everybodys email...This is wrong
Hound Lover

United States

#10 Mar 20, 2009
A chip at the vet costs about $42. The Humane society does it for $25. Anyone can adopt a dog for $100...but they wouldn't take her offer of $100 for her own dog...and get this...the Humane Society doesn't have to spade her!. She was spade a year or so ago.
Moberly Onlooker

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2009
UPDATE!!!

The CMHS just called and left a message on her phone saying that they had a "wonderful" family there wanting to adopt HER dog! How much more crap to these people need to put someone through?? They won't allow any of us to adopt the dog, but they want to call and threaten her that someone else might!

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

Moberly shhhhhhh

#12 Mar 20, 2009
Moberly Onlooker wrote:
UPDATE!!!
The CMHS just called and left a message on her phone saying that they had a "wonderful" family there wanting to adopt HER dog! How much more crap to these people need to put someone through?? They won't allow any of us to adopt the dog, but they want to call and threaten her that someone else might!
There goes the Million dollars, down the drain..

Since: Mar 09

United States

#13 Mar 20, 2009
I had a loving dog for 6 yrs before my daughter was born. After her birth we discovered my daughter was allergic to her and no choice but to find her a loving home. I called Second Chance to help find a home for my dog and they where short and nasty about the situation. They told I had to go through CMHS. I called them and of course I started crying while explaining the situation and they rude, hateful, and told they would most likely put my dog to sleep because she had not been exposed to a lot of younger children and was timid. I always believed they wanted the best for animals until that phone call and they will NEVER get a dime form me or anyone else in my family and the same goes for Second Chance. That dog came from the pound and I spent years teaching her to be a loving and trusting pet and I refused to let them kill her. I was lucky enough to find a loving home for her but I would never recommend anyone give either one of these organization a dime.
Observing Moberly

Bellevue, WA

#14 Mar 20, 2009
What the Humane Society did by trying to charge this woman extra money for her dog is ludicrous. I am also sorry to hear about the kitten with the deformity and that Second Chance acted this way about taking in this Concerned in MidMo's dog. On the other hand I have to put in my two cents about these organizations. Both of these places are non-for profit places that are ran by volunteers. These people that work there are not being paid. They are ultimately there for the animals otherwise they would not be there because they are not being paid to do so. I do not agree with the CMHS putting dogs to sleep but Second Chance does not do that. If the farm dog ran off then maybe it needs a chip and I hate to tell the other person with the kitten but the Humane Society was right in that that kitten probably never would have been adopted. If these places do not receive donations they will go out of business. Missouri is one of the few states who's not funded completely by the state. I am not agreeing or making excuses for how these places' workers have acted toward people but these places are needed for the animals. If they are not up and running what will happen to the endless amounts of strays that people have now resorted to dropping off in the parking lots? It is a sad situation all of the way around but the solution is not to just cast aside these places because a few volunteers were rude. There are too many animals that deserve loving homes and will never receive the chance if these places are not getting the support they need. They are constantly in the red on budget and need all of the help they can get. If you were unsatisfied with the way these volunteers treated you perhaps the solution would be to get out there and help! Just a friendly suggestion but I don't want these places to shut down, I'm sorry. It is not the animal's faults that there are stupid people in the world. They are always the ones that have to pay the price though, aren't they.
Patty Forister-CMHS ED

Columbia, MO

#15 Mar 21, 2009
Hi Everyone!
I do apologize that the owner of the Maude received poor service in our shelter. We had cared for Maude since February 27th during which time we vaccinated her, completed a heartworm test, and kept her warm and fed. Happily she is reunited with her owner. We did implant the microchip, so if she ever finds her way back to us...we can call them right away! We are always striving to do better, so input is always appreciated. I hope that human misjudgement does not ruin the opportunity to provide a better quality of life for animals like Maude, who find themselves in our care until reunited with owners or finding a new forever home. My door is always open at the shelter to discuss concerns and issues.

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

Moberly shhhhhhh

#16 Mar 21, 2009
Patty Forister-CMHS ED wrote:
Hi Everyone!
I do apologize that the owner of the Maude received poor service in our shelter. We had cared for Maude since February 27th during which time we vaccinated her, completed a heartworm test, and kept her warm and fed. Happily she is reunited with her owner. We did implant the microchip, so if she ever finds her way back to us...we can call them right away! We are always striving to do better, so input is always appreciated. I hope that human misjudgement does not ruin the opportunity to provide a better quality of life for animals like Maude, who find themselves in our care until reunited with owners or finding a new forever home. My door is always open at the shelter to discuss concerns and issues.
I will be calling, or emailing you concerning my giving any more money. You all do not deserve the Zoo Crew Money. Nor mine. I emailed my wife too. She works for a big bussiness in Columbia. This shocked everybody, that you all would do this to a PET OWNER. Karma comes around and goes around.
omy

Kennett, MO

#17 Mar 23, 2009
you should be shut down and ashamed!!!!!!!!!!1
jben

Mission, KS

#18 Mar 23, 2009
I am a volenterr at the shelter. This sounds so much like a government operation, Look if we can't use commen sence at our shelter we should withdraw from consideration of the zootoo.com money. We should being doing what is right everyday, not because of bad press, or money. we are dealing with people and animals not AIG.
area animal lover

Kennett, MO

#19 Mar 27, 2009
howan i plz help i dont really have money but i would like to help
Who Is Lazy

United States

#20 Mar 27, 2009
I like milk

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