Romeoville Humane Society
Huh

Bolingbrook, IL

#82 Mar 27, 2013
Wow some just want to stir shit here

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#83 Mar 27, 2013
I actually agree with yum yum, however I think they're just pushing buttons and pulling chains for fun.

Here's a link and a quote from a interesting discussion about this subject.

http://www.cafemom.com/answers/478137/How_do_...

I have to agree that No Kill Shelters do more harm than good. After working as a vet tech, I've seen many animals that should've been destroyed because they were unsafe or unable to adapt to life outside of a cage. If an animal's been locked in a cage or kennel 6 mo. or longer, you might as well forget it adjusting to a life outside that cage. There's such an overabundance of dogs and cats in this country that shelter spots shouldn't be used up for unadoptable animals.
yum yum

United States

#84 Mar 27, 2013
Happy Dad wrote:
I actually agree with yum yum, however I think they're just pushing buttons and pulling chains for fun.
Here's a link and a quote from a interesting discussion about this subject.
http://www.cafemom.com/answers/478137/How_do_...
I have to agree that No Kill Shelters do more harm than good. After working as a vet tech, I've seen many animals that should've been destroyed because they were unsafe or unable to adapt to life outside of a cage. If an animal's been locked in a cage or kennel 6 mo. or longer, you might as well forget it adjusting to a life outside that cage. There's such an overabundance of dogs and cats in this country that shelter spots shouldn't be used up for unadoptable animals.
ahhhh finally someone who understands. LOL I admit I'm being a little facetious. Very interesting forum you posted. Thanks.
Bobbie

Romeoville, IL

#85 Mar 28, 2013
My daughter, grandchildren and I were volunteers for almost a year at Petco in Romeoville. We quit because the leadership did not respond to our concerns over the lack of the cats having no food, water and cat litter in the cages. Even though Petco provided food, litter and cleaning supplies. The leaders kept changing but volunteers were never informed. The end for me came when I let the president of romeoville humane society know iI was going to be out of town for two weeks and was assured that she would make sure that my shift would be covered but guess what. It did not happened. I took care of Wednesday mornings and my daughter took care of Wednesday nights. When she would come in , it was obvious that no one had done anything for the cats. Not even the Petco employees had done anything for the cats.
yum yum

United States

#86 Mar 28, 2013
Bobbie wrote:
My daughter, grandchildren and I were volunteers for almost a year at Petco in Romeoville. We quit because the leadership did not respond to our concerns over the lack of the cats having no food, water and cat litter in the cages. Even though Petco provided food, litter and cleaning supplies. The leaders kept changing but volunteers were never informed. The end for me came when I let the president of romeoville humane society know iI was going to be out of town for two weeks and was assured that she would make sure that my shift would be covered but guess what. It did not happened. I took care of Wednesday mornings and my daughter took care of Wednesday nights. When she would come in , it was obvious that no one had done anything for the cats. Not even the Petco employees had done anything for the cats.
Which brings us to the real story... You my friend have said it right. The problem in RHS is the leadership both past and present. They don't really care about the animals. But they will try to make you feel inferior by belittling you about how you treat your animals. They will make you second guess where you purchased your animal if it wasn't from them. They won't say directly bad things about people but they will say, you have to be really careful there are a lot of puppymills out there." This after you've already showed them your new puppy. They act like you're the idiot. I'm not talking about hearsay. This really happened to me.
Romeoville Resident

Romeoville, IL

#87 Mar 28, 2013
I have a quick question. Where can we find their last financial statement? Is there a reserve building fund? When the RHS was first founded that was the primary goal. People were upset that when the new village hall was opened that the village did not give them the old police department as a shelter. They could not have done that because there would have to be rezoning of the area. The homes that surround the area would not have wanted barking dogs 24 hours a day. The Romeoville Animal Control was a heartless entity at that time. I do not know if it has improved since then. I applaud everyone of the people who stepped up at that time not only as board members, but as volunteers too for what they started out to be. Yes, the village did try to help. They actually initiated the RHS. They supported the cause. Unfortunately, relations with the RHS and the village were never very good due to past relationships. Sometimes our passions can leave us without the emotional intelligence to be able to accomplish goals and objectives. Egos get in the way and so does lack of knowledge on local and state procedures. I do wish them luck and every success in the future. It seems as though they are not doing too badly if they are now being able to reach out to other rescues to get the animals fostered.

In the long run it is about the animals and education in preventing abuse. I know some may not see or understand it and I at one time too said we need to focus on children and not animals, but once you have one animal who leaves such an imprint on your heart that it breaks when you see the abuse and apathy from humans can create such torture and misery, it is very hard to turn your back on them. It is well known that most animal lovers also dedicate their time to children. Most of us are not kooks or extremists. We just happen to feel that life is precious. All life. It should be treated with respect and grace. I have loved my dogs in a different way than my family, but it is still love. I am not a vegetarian and do not wish to become one. That does not mean that I want my dinner tortured. We are talking about common decency and respect. I do agree with the puppymill statement though. when you buy a dog from a breeder without checking them out first, you are contributing to animal abuse and slavery. Adopting a dog can help put an end to a barbaric practice. It is also a known fact that mutts have very little medical issues that you find in purebreds. There are several wonderful rescues around Illinois that all have one goal in mind and that is to place scared innocent animals in loving homes. Why is that such a crime?
Aroura

Bolingbrook, IL

#88 Mar 29, 2013
Yes they have a so called building fund. Good luck in finding any financial statement on them. They have since day one reached out to other rescues to foster animals. You are right about the public needing education on animal abuse. How ever they still run off anyone that shows them what may be wrong. One of the reasons they don't have a lot of voting members so the ones on the board can stay there. Unless they run afoul of their dictator. Then you see them also disappear.
Gidget loves Joey

Westmont, IL

#89 Mar 31, 2013
Romeoville Resident wrote:
I have a quick question. Where can we find their last financial statement? Is there a reserve building fund? When the RHS was first founded that was the primary goal. People were upset that when the new village hall was opened that the village did not give them the old police department as a shelter. They could not have done that because there would have to be rezoning of the area. The homes that surround the area would not have wanted barking dogs 24 hours a day. The Romeoville Animal Control was a heartless entity at that time. I do not know if it has improved since then. I applaud everyone of the people who stepped up at that time not only as board members, but as volunteers too for what they started out to be. Yes, the village did try to help. They actually initiated the RHS. They supported the cause. Unfortunately, relations with the RHS and the village were never very good due to past relationships. Sometimes our passions can leave us without the emotional intelligence to be able to accomplish goals and objectives. Egos get in the way and so does lack of knowledge on local and state procedures. I do wish them luck and every success in the future. It seems as though they are not doing too badly if they are now being able to reach out to other rescues to get the animals fostered.
In the long run it is about the animals and education in preventing abuse. I know some may not see or understand it and I at one time too said we need to focus on children and not animals, but once you have one animal who leaves such an imprint on your heart that it breaks when you see the abuse and apathy from humans can create such torture and misery, it is very hard to turn your back on them. It is well known that most animal lovers also dedicate their time to children. Most of us are not kooks or extremists. We just happen to feel that life is precious. All life. It should be treated with respect and grace. I have loved my dogs in a different way than my family, but it is still love. I am not a vegetarian and do not wish to become one. That does not mean that I want my dinner tortured. We are talking about common decency and respect. I do agree with the puppymill statement though. when you buy a dog from a breeder without checking them out first, you are contributing to animal abuse and slavery. Adopting a dog can help put an end to a barbaric practice. It is also a known fact that mutts have very little medical issues that you find in purebreds. There are several wonderful rescues around Illinois that all have one goal in mind and that is to place scared innocent animals in loving homes. Why is that such a crime?
as a 501c3, they must make available to the public their finances, just show up to a meeting and ask for whatever you want. If they don't comply, contact the sec of state office
Animal lover

Romeoville, IL

#90 Apr 1, 2013
Volunteer and Foster Mom

Coal City, IL

#91 Apr 2, 2013
As with any volunteer based organization, you're going to have high turn over. People who only want to volunteer short term, people who have other commitments and can no longer help, people who have difference of opinions with the way things are run - it's totally normal. Especially in a "young" organization. Nobody can legitimately say that RHS doesn't care for their animals above all else. I've never seen an animal neglected or deprived of anything it needs. Not once, not ever, not even close. The puppies that several people were mentioning did not die from exposure, they died from issues related to the mother being dumped at boarding facility for her entire pregnancy and not cared for properly. When the boarding facility called RHS, desperately looking for someone to take the mother, father and puppies off their hands, RHS took them in immediately. I personally witnessed several vet visits, and I'll tell you that not ONE of those puppies died because they were outside. It was entirely due to the previous owners' neglect. How DARE anyone try to blame RHS when you have NO IDEA what was going on behind the scenes?? People just like to point fingers. To the woman who "worked at a vet" - do you also recall that puppies need constant care and have to be fed every hour or so? That's why the puppies had to be with someone all the time. Give it a rest.
RHS may have its issues, but every organization does, especially volunteer groups. I can't believe how hateful you people are of an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals who would otherwise be put to death. Take two seconds to think about how much effort is put into this organization; it's an uphill battle all the way, and I guarantee not one of you is capable of pulling it off any better. Get over yourselves.
Romeoville Resident

Garden City, MI

#92 Apr 2, 2013
Very well put.
Volunteer and Foster Mom wrote:
As with any volunteer based organization, you're going to have high turn over. People who only want to volunteer short term, people who have other commitments and can no longer help, people who have difference of opinions with the way things are run - it's totally normal. Especially in a "young" organization. Nobody can legitimately say that RHS doesn't care for their animals above all else. I've never seen an animal neglected or deprived of anything it needs. Not once, not ever, not even close. The puppies that several people were mentioning did not die from exposure, they died from issues related to the mother being dumped at boarding facility for her entire pregnancy and not cared for properly. When the boarding facility called RHS, desperately looking for someone to take the mother, father and puppies off their hands, RHS took them in immediately. I personally witnessed several vet visits, and I'll tell you that not ONE of those puppies died because they were outside. It was entirely due to the previous owners' neglect. How DARE anyone try to blame RHS when you have NO IDEA what was going on behind the scenes?? People just like to point fingers. To the woman who "worked at a vet" - do you also recall that puppies need constant care and have to be fed every hour or so? That's why the puppies had to be with someone all the time. Give it a rest.
RHS may have its issues, but every organization does, especially volunteer groups. I can't believe how hateful you people are of an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals who would otherwise be put to death. Take two seconds to think about how much effort is put into this organization; it's an uphill battle all the way, and I guarantee not one of you is capable of pulling it off any better. Get over yourselves.
yum yum

United States

#93 Apr 2, 2013
Volunteer and Foster Mom wrote:
As with any volunteer based organization, you're going to have high turn over. People who only want to volunteer short term, people who have other commitments and can no longer help, people who have difference of opinions with the way things are run - it's totally normal. Especially in a "young" organization. Nobody can legitimately say that RHS doesn't care for their animals above all else. I've never seen an animal neglected or deprived of anything it needs. Not once, not ever, not even close. The puppies that several people were mentioning did not die from exposure, they died from issues related to the mother being dumped at boarding facility for her entire pregnancy and not cared for properly. When the boarding facility called RHS, desperately looking for someone to take the mother, father and puppies off their hands, RHS took them in immediately. I personally witnessed several vet visits, and I'll tell you that not ONE of those puppies died because they were outside. It was entirely due to the previous owners' neglect. How DARE anyone try to blame RHS when you have NO IDEA what was going on behind the scenes?? People just like to point fingers. To the woman who "worked at a vet" - do you also recall that puppies need constant care and have to be fed every hour or so? That's why the puppies had to be with someone all the time. Give it a rest.
RHS may have its issues, but every organization does, especially volunteer groups. I can't believe how hateful you people are of an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals who would otherwise be put to death. Take two seconds to think about how much effort is put into this organization; it's an uphill battle all the way, and I guarantee not one of you is capable of pulling it off any better. Get over yourselves.
quick question, were the puppies outside? If so how can you say that they didn't die from exposure? Maybe it would have been more humane to not try to save them rather than waste money treating them only to have them die anyway. Who can say that what you're doing is good? Dogs are animals if they lived in the wild and was sick they would simply get better or die that's just the law of nature. You can waste your money and time saving these sick puppies if you like. I could care less but stay out of my business when I buy a NEW healthy puppy. Learn to shut your mouths about other people's business. And YOU get over yourself oh humbled one.
Gus

Downers Grove, IL

#96 Apr 4, 2013
yum yum wrote:
<quoted text>quick question, were the puppies outside? If so how can you say that they didn't die from exposure? Maybe it would have been more humane to not try to save them rather than waste money treating them only to have them die anyway. Who can say that what you're doing is good? Dogs are animals if they lived in the wild and was sick they would simply get better or die that's just the law of nature. You can waste your money and time saving these sick puppies if you like. I could care less but stay out of my business when I buy a NEW healthy puppy. Learn to shut your mouths about other people's business. And YOU get over yourself oh humbled one.
I'm aware of the situation as well, and the mother was dumped at a kennel. the humane society volunteers took the mother in right before it gave birth. due to lack of care during pregnancy, some of the puppies were born with birth defects and died immediately. at the end there were two that seemed healthy, but still ultimately died of similar causes.

in any case, these are domesticated, not wild, animals we are talking about. they would stand about the same chance in the wild as you would. i agree that in the wild, a sickly puppy would probably die. the same can be said for people that we treat.

nobody is telling you to donate money to help with a dog, but buying from a store, and some breeders, just feeds the puppy mill machine, which, incidentally, produces animals which are far more likely to have birth defects and general health problems. the story above about the puppies above is actually pretty typical for puppy mill dogs.

for what it's worth, before telling people to shut their mouths, you should learn to do the same.
yum yum

United States

#97 Apr 4, 2013
Gus wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm aware of the situation as well, and the mother was dumped at a kennel. the humane society volunteers took the mother in right before it gave birth. due to lack of care during pregnancy, some of the puppies were born with birth defects and died immediately. at the end there were two that seemed healthy, but still ultimately died of similar causes.
in any case, these are domesticated, not wild, animals we are talking about. they would stand about the same chance in the wild as you would. i agree that in the wild, a sickly puppy would probably die. the same can be said for people that we treat.
nobody is telling you to donate money to help with a dog, but buying from a store, and some breeders, just feeds the puppy mill machine, which, incidentally, produces animals which are far more likely to have birth defects and general health problems. the story above about the puppies above is actually pretty typical for puppy mill dogs.
for what it's worth, before telling people to shut their mouths, you should learn to do the same.
Well first of all, we have witnesses that confirm that the actions of RHS leadership likely lead to the death of at least two of these puppies. Give me a freaking break you come on here all self righteous and puffed up. It may well be that, you wonderful animal angels of mercy do some good for these poor, defenseless, and soulless creatures. IF that is true, and we only have your work for it, but let's pretend that It's true. It still don't give you a license to tell me where and how I can get a dog. It's none of your business if I want to buy a dog from a puppy mill. You meddle in other people's business and worry them into a frenzy, and then wonder why angry people have taken you to task. You make mistakes with animals, BIG mistakes that waste money and cause the death of the very animals you claim to be helping. And then you try to cover it up with lies. While out of the other side of your mouth you criticize dog breeders and claim to be the authority on raising puppies. You want people to stay out of your business? Stay out of theirs.

I'm sure there is a place in our town for a humane society. And I know there are plenty of people who would like to help. But as long as the leaders are overbearing, pompous, and rude there will be a line of people just like me who finally get fed up.
not what it seems

Romeoville, IL

#98 Apr 7, 2013
yum yum wrote:
<quoted text>Well you didn't get it straight. First of all I never said animals are worthless. I love the tasted of them. Lol second the things you described pain, fear, love, anger, hunger and thirst are from the animal side of human. The thing that makes humans special in the animal kingdom, the ONLY thing, is a soul. What is a soul? It is an eternal spirit, it came into the human family when God himself reached down and breathed it into him. All the other creatures were created but God made man in his image and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. And then God gave man dominion over them. He gave them to us for food. You called me a sociopathic idiot because I say put the dog to sleep??? It isn't disrespect for life you moron. It's doing away with a problem without taking food from the mouth of fellow humans. It's no different than you setting mouse traps pr putting out poison. If you don't live catch mice in your house and look for somebody to adopt them, I worry that you might a sociopathic idiot as well and maybe that's why you continually ignore the needs of sick children and spend it on your own feel good society
Ok that being said, I don't care if you believe in God or not, it makes no difference to the argument. Animals are obviously not as intelligent as us so don't try to humanize them. I don't care if you want to waste your money saving a dumb animal and placing them into a new home. Many times there are foolish amounts of money spent and it could be used on helping sick or poor children. But whatever, my real problem with you nut cases is that many of you aren't just passive volunteers. You're crazy activists that want to accuse other people of being, for example, sociopathic idiots, because we don't share your intense love for outcast animals. If I want to buy a new puppy instead of somebody else's discarded mutt it's my prerogative. So the minute you people get off my toes about my decisions concerning animals I will leave you alone.:)
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10

I also said to myself,“As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” Ecclesiastes 3:18-21

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Luke 12:6

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. Proverbs 36:6

Nice try
yum yum

United States

#99 Apr 8, 2013
not what it seems wrote:
<quoted text>
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10
I also said to myself,“As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” Ecclesiastes 3:18-21
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Luke 12:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. Proverbs 36:6
Nice try
LOL hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! Ok so wait you didn't give us your thoughts! You posted a few scriptures out of context but you didn't give us what you think it means. Does it mean that animals have souls?????? Or is it simply saying that without Gods help and the eternal soul he put in us, we are just animals??? Is it saying that we should take care of our own animals and let God worry about the rest? Or does it tell us in there anywhere that it's our job to tell others how to keep their animals? You need to explain to us what this all means.
yum yum

United States

#100 Apr 8, 2013
not what it seems wrote:
<quoted text>
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10
I also said to myself,“As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” Ecclesiastes 3:18-21
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Luke 12:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. Proverbs 36:6
Nice try
and tell me.... Do you eat turkey on Thanksgiving???? Do you eat steak and porchops and hamburgers??? Do you???
iword

Plainfield, IL

#101 Apr 8, 2013
yum yum wrote:
<quoted text>and tell me.... Do you eat turkey on Thanksgiving???? Do you eat steak and porchops and hamburgers??? Do you???
Did you????? Answer your own question.
yum yum

United States

#102 Apr 8, 2013
iword wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you????? Answer your own question.
YES!!!! OMG yes. I love them. All of them. Thank GOD for meat. Very tasty very filling. But if you do.....

Hahahahahaha. Why wouldn't you say yes or no?
uhmmmmm

Plainfield, IL

#103 Apr 10, 2013
yum yum wrote:
<quoted text>YES!!!! OMG yes. I love them. All of them. Thank GOD for meat. Very tasty very filling. But if you do.....
Hahahahahaha. Why wouldn't you say yes or no?
Wonder how you'd taste on the barbie. Yum Yum!

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