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hmm

Maysville, MO

#21 Mar 29, 2009
As familiar with animal shelters, I think some shelters take it too far with rules and policies sometimes- and may be too strict. They need to educate themselves by going to adoption seminars put on by the best: Petfinder, ASPCA, etc.. This will then teach them what are good policies and ones that they might not find too necessary. I'm not trying to talk down to the shelter workers and such but seriously...
I understand needing to be reimburse for shots, worming, microchip...but $300+ when your adoption fee is $100...Come on.
If you want to support a great cause consider The Animal Shelter of Texas County. The ONLY shelter in the LARGEST county in Missouri. www.tastc.com
ticked off

Saint Clair, MO

#22 Oct 19, 2009
here is my story with the central Missouri Humane society. There is nothing humane about them. A few weeks ago my husband took me to the humane society in Columbia to get me a lap dog. My Husband has Beagle Hunting dogs 5 of them, 3 females and 2 males and they are not spade or neutered. They are registered Hunting dogs. One is a field trial champion and he has bread them in the past. We are responsible owners,keep them in nice separate kennels. We feed them and care for them. My Husband loves them. He does not want to have them spade or neutered because since they are registered they would loose their value.
When filling out the adoption papers they asked what other dogs we had we told them and they wanted us to bring in all our dogs and have them spaded and neutered before we could adopt a house dog. I understand that the dog that we were going to save from being killed would need to be spaded but why would we have to spaded all of our registered hunting dogs before we could be eligible to adopt. I will not support the humane society again. I will just buy a dog and it won't be spaded and then we will have 6 dogs that are not spaded or neutered. I hope the Human society is Happy! I feel sorry for the one that we didn't get to adopt because the human society probably had to kill it.
Bobbie

United States

#23 Oct 27, 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!
Thats is horrible unfortunately i see the same thing happening in other areas. Go to Auburn, NE zip code 68305 Forums and see what they say about HUA Hearths United for Animal also their was a huge bust over the weekend where a shelter abandoned 30 dogs.

I too lost my dog Rubi a female yellow lab a year ago on Thursday I'm still looking for her. Their has been rumor that HUA stole her and sold her when we spoke with Carol the owner we were told that we must not have loved her or she wouldn't have been in a pen, shockingly how did she know she was in a pen???? I feel that she is simple a dog hoarder that receives donation to fund her. About two months ago a laid came to us and told us that she was sure Rubi was in the Columbia, mo area I contacted the shelter but received no help.:( I will however keep searching. To report shelters like this the best way is to get into contact with your state veterinarian.
never

Wentzville, MO

#24 Nov 24, 2009
ticked off wrote:
here is my story with the central Missouri Humane society. There is nothing humane about them. A few weeks ago my husband took me to the humane society in Columbia to get me a lap dog. My Husband has Beagle Hunting dogs 5 of them, 3 females and 2 males and they are not spade or neutered. They are registered Hunting dogs. One is a field trial champion and he has bread them in the past. We are responsible owners,keep them in nice separate kennels. We feed them and care for them. My Husband loves them. He does not want to have them spade or neutered because since they are registered they would loose their value.
When filling out the adoption papers they asked what other dogs we had we told them and they wanted us to bring in all our dogs and have them spaded and neutered before we could adopt a house dog. I understand that the dog that we were going to save from being killed would need to be spaded but why would we have to spaded all of our registered hunting dogs before we could be eligible to adopt. I will not support the humane society again. I will just buy a dog and it won't be spaded and then we will have 6 dogs that are not spaded or neutered. I hope the Human society is Happy! I feel sorry for the one that we didn't get to adopt because the human society probably had to kill it.
That is the problem with many of these groups, they do not look at the WHOLE picture, they just saw you had unaltered dogs. You want to "save a life" and they are going to make it to where you end up having to buy a dog. So they can take 1 down from their count of saving.
report

Wentzville, MO

#25 Nov 25, 2009
Bobbie wrote:
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Thats is horrible unfortunately i see the same thing happening in other areas. Go to Auburn, NE zip code 68305 Forums and see what they say about HUA Hearths United for Animal also their was a huge bust over the weekend where a shelter abandoned 30 dogs.
I too lost my dog Rubi a female yellow lab a year ago on Thursday I'm still looking for her. Their has been rumor that HUA stole her and sold her when we spoke with Carol the owner we were told that we must not have loved her or she wouldn't have been in a pen, shockingly how did she know she was in a pen???? I feel that she is simple a dog hoarder that receives donation to fund her. About two months ago a laid came to us and told us that she was sure Rubi was in the Columbia, mo area I contacted the shelter but received no help.:( I will however keep searching. To report shelters like this the best way is to get into contact with your state veterinarian.
Call the Missouri Dept of Agriculture to complain about a rescue or shelter. That is who issues their license, if they have one.
upset citizen

Bonnots Mill, MO

#26 Nov 28, 2009
Someone dumped a lab puppy on us and my Husband took it to the Humane Society in Columbia and they wanted to charge him $20.00 before they would take the dog. Why should I have to pay that? I am not the one who was irresponsible and dumped the dog I was just trying to save the dog. If this happens again I will just shoot the dog and be done or just let it starve.
skittles

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Sep 21, 2012
Our shelter in Chillicothe does not have problems adopting out these legged cats or those with birth defects that only affect appearance if the animal was healthy otherwise then people would actually want to adopt it more.

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