Animal Shelter Cookeville

Animal Shelter Cookeville

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bull crap

Crossville, TN

#1 Oct 3, 2013
$ 2 million dollars for an animal shelter? your tax dollars at work?
crap

Cookeville, TN

#2 Oct 3, 2013
Agree. I guess the city council wants the dog vote.$2 million is a drop in the bucket for the city of Cookeville.
director

Crossville, TN

#3 Oct 4, 2013
Several people on the shelter board dont even live in cookeville, dont even live in Putnam county. nice that they can spend and oversee our tax dollars. All of this for stray dogs.
just saying

Crossville, TN

#4 Oct 4, 2013
And not a single cent of that $2 million came from tax dollars. Learn a thing or two about whatever subject you have your granny panties up your crack about before you decide to go spouting your pie hole off about it.
Animals

Crossville, TN

#5 Oct 4, 2013
just saying wrote:
And not a single cent of that $2 million came from tax dollars. Learn a thing or two about whatever subject you have your granny panties up your crack about before you decide to go spouting your pie hole off about it.
^^ This. The animal shelter has been sitting on a huge pile of donations for many years now while they worked out the details of what they were going to do with it. A restaurant in town donated at least $100,000 and there was that old lady who left them a couple million when she died, plus all the other random donations they've received. The city doesn't even provide them with enough funding to feed or care for the animals in their custody - everything is donated or purchased with donation money. Pretty much the only thing being paid for with tax dollars is utilities and staff wages. Did you seriously think that the city was going to give them two million dollars to build a state of the art facility? Grow a brain, and learn how to use it.
BaxterResident

Cassatt, SC

#6 Oct 4, 2013
This county NEEDS a "real" animal control facility. And hopefully they'll be able to provide some information/education to the general public on the importance of spaying & neutering pets.

Maybe even a little insight to perspective adopters on making a "wise choice" when choosing a pet. Touch on things like appropriate animal size for their environment (ie: if you live in a tiny apartment, don't adopt the biggest, loudest, most hyper animal in the shelter) and other important pet issues like regular exercise to prevent destructive behavior, proper feeding & containment - the list could go on, and on, and on..........

This facility will be an asset to our county.
ismellidiots

Crossville, TN

#7 Oct 4, 2013
You'd be bitching just as well if we had no animal shelter. The building they have now is dilapidated and not large enough to accommodate the volume of animals who end up there due to the actions of irresponsible people. We're fortunate to have people involved with our shelter who actually give a damn because it hasn't always been that way and it still isn't that way for a lot of shelters. If a purebred or half-bred anything comes through and ends up spending a dangerous amount of time at the shelter, they're on the phones with every breed-specific rescue in the region trying to find a place to send it so that they won't have to euthanize it. They organize events to raise money and awareness. They help people get their animals fixed and have even donated food to pet owners in need. They deserve this new facility more than any of you could ever know or appreciate.
Be Responsible

Cookeville, TN

#8 Oct 4, 2013
If people would be responsible animal owners the need for an animal shelter would be minimal. Have them spayed and neutered. Feed them properly, make sure they have their shots. Don't let them run all over the neighborhood. Give them proper shelter and only have what you can afford to care for! And PLEASE PLEASE don't take them somewhere and just drop them off on the side of the road. Please don't put them on a 6 ft chain to live their life for as many years as they live. Be a responsible animal owner or don't be one at all!
the truth

Cookeville, TN

#9 Oct 4, 2013
The city of cookeville has to purchased bonds and paid back with TAX DOLLARS. The donation wasn't $ 2 million, so far $ 495,00.00 has been donated. The rest IS paid by tax dollars. Check your facts.

Also, why do we need two shelters, one for the "humane" Society and one for the city. Could this not be combined or is it a power struggle?
granny smith

Crossville, TN

#11 Oct 5, 2013
crap wrote:
Agree. I guess the city council wants the dog vote.$2 million is a drop in the bucket for the city of Cookeville.
You just don't like animals do ya?

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