Commerce Veterinary Hospital stops accepting strays

Dec 18, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Athens Banner-Herald

Commerce Veterinary Hospital has stopped accepting stray dogs picked up by Jackson County Animal Control officers, leaving the department with no place to house homeless animals.

1 - 5 of 5 Comments Last updated Feb 26, 2010

Dahlonega, GA

#1 Jan 16, 2009
I don't think the article makes the Vet Hospital look bad at all -- seems to me they've been doing somebody else's job for too long already. But I am surprised by this situation; I thought Jackson County had a working Humane Society with shelter. I just moved into the county a few months ago and am still learning. I've seen things already, however, in rural areas of the county that are cause for concern: dogs on the highways, dogs chained in muddy yards, a puppy caged with piles of his feces around him and no food or water (this at the Jefferson Police Station one Sunday). Seems to me it's time for everybody to get behind the county's Humane Society and the Animal Control unit and enlarge their services.

United States

#2 Jan 28, 2009
Yes it is time that the people of each county take care of this problem.Every one complains but do not want responsibility, If you could get each business in Jackson county to give just $5.00 each month , it would go a long way of helping to finance a shelter.

Cornelia, GA

#3 Jan 30, 2009
I am from Homer,Ga. notLittle Rock, AR.

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Feb 22, 2009
For too long we have turned a blind eye to the homeless animals situation,,we can start a shelter for these animals and try to find them a home, But if you don't spay and neuter, the population will soar and cost more money to house these animals...more suffering,,,animals ran over in the roads,,,are we a heartless bunch of people when it comes to doing the right thing? Dont wait on other people to 'do something' ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Ladson, SC

#5 Feb 26, 2010
COMMERCE VET IS TAKING IN ANIMAL CONTROL CAPTURES AS OF 2/15/10. I adopted 1 of a litter of 3 blue merle shelties from an ad I saw on Petfinder. It was listed by Humane Society of JC.(according to them as a courtesy) I was never told she was a stray! She did not have basic assessment or even a fecal exam. Severe whipworms, anemia, Parvo and Corona. I would have gladly paid a bigger adoption fee for her to be fully vetted. When I contacted the owner of the vet hospital, I was told that was the chance I took adopting from a shelter! I traveled 13 hrs, hotel room, adoption fee and $500 for my vet in intensive care and my little girl was put to sleep to end the suffering! Was told her littermates were not from the same litter and were healthy! Come on BLUE MERLE SHELTIE???? I will gladly pay for the mother's spaying to keep this from happening again. Do you want your pet boarded there? Or held in a pre or post operation cage? Vet tech handled all pups, one after another. Perfect way to spread PARVO! SHAME ON THEM.

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