Gilmer County Animal Shelter

Gilmer County Animal Shelter

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Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#1 Mar 4, 2011
Take a look at this video and see what kind of Shelter Gilmer County has. I am amazed that folks would put up with this in their county and not demand it be closed down or taken over. Very sad and the ones that condone this or any animal cruelty are less than human in my opinion.
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#2 Mar 4, 2011
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#3 Mar 4, 2011
I also read and dont know how true it is that Gilmer County Animal Shelter kills 99 percent of the animals taken in.
Ga Girl 56

Senoia, GA

#4 Mar 4, 2011
Sad wrote:
Heres the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =wxZMrK5YWRMXX
I don't click on any link that is posted. I did go to the Animal Shelter web site. I knew that we had a relatively new one. It was only built in 2009. Instead of looking at some youtube video that could very well be video of another shelter labelled to be Gilmer, I think I will just drive by there one day myself when I have the time and take a look around. They offer many services for people spaying, neutering with costs based on the size of the cat or dog. I would just feel better about checking it out myself one day. Don't know when but after I do I'll get back to you and let you know what I think. Both I and my dog have met some animal control officers and have found the kind and helpful. THAT I do know for sure.
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#5 Mar 4, 2011
Ga Girl 56 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't click on any link that is posted. I did go to the Animal Shelter web site. I knew that we had a relatively new one. It was only built in 2009. Instead of looking at some youtube video that could very well be video of another shelter labelled to be Gilmer, I think I will just drive by there one day myself when I have the time and take a look around. They offer many services for people spaying, neutering with costs based on the size of the cat or dog. I would just feel better about checking it out myself one day. Don't know when but after I do I'll get back to you and let you know what I think. Both I and my dog have met some animal control officers and have found the kind and helpful. THAT I do know for sure.
That would be great and I may do the same. The video I see was dated 2009 and may have been before they built the new one. It was Gilmer county because the employees had Gilmer county uniforms on. I hope and pray that since this video things have improved. If you do care to view the video( its safe) or you can go to you tube and just type Gilmer County animal shelter in the search slot. If not thats understandable.
Ga Girl 56

Senoia, GA

#6 Mar 4, 2011
Sad wrote:
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That would be great and I may do the same. The video I see was dated 2009 and may have been before they built the new one. It was Gilmer county because the employees had Gilmer county uniforms on. I hope and pray that since this video things have improved. If you do care to view the video( its safe) or you can go to you tube and just type Gilmer County animal shelter in the search slot. If not thats understandable.
My point was that you made it sound like it was an on going problem. I know what the old one was like. My daughter does animal rescue work and if I'm not mistaken had the opportunity to see many that had the same issue in GA. Some in trailers even. You just made it sound as if it was a "today" issue. It felt like a deliberate slap in their faces when many worked very hard trying to get the new one built, and many work hard there I'm sure as volunteers as they did in the old one. Just don't make rash statements about something you know nothing about or try to demean something Gilmer county is very proud and grateful to now have now. In other words, grow up!!!
Crying

Ellijay, GA

#7 Mar 4, 2011
That breaks my heart to read that 99% of the animals are killed. I'm not surprised though. I hear it's a nationwide epidemic.:(

Last Sunday morning a beautiful black puppy came to our door. It's still here. My husband and I had planned to take it to the shelter,tomorrow, but after reading this, I just can't.
Ga Girl 56

Senoia, GA

#8 Mar 4, 2011
Crying wrote:
That breaks my heart to read that 99% of the animals are killed. I'm not surprised though. I hear it's a nationwide epidemic.:(
Last Sunday morning a beautiful black puppy came to our door. It's still here. My husband and I had planned to take it to the shelter,tomorrow, but after reading this, I just can't.
Sheesh!!! Recently over 30 animals were sent to other states that had room for them or adopters/rescue groups that could take them. Do you really believe what you just said? I believe that artical was in the paper last year sometime. Don't read the paper, huh? Go figure. So don't take the puppy to the shelter, keep it, vacinate it, heart worm treat it, flea/parasite treat it, get it's teeth cleaned once a year, have it groomed regularly if you can't do it yourself and you probaly spent well close to $1500 a year. Can you afford that, cause that's about what I pay a year, I think, for my dog to be taken care of the way he should be. He's a family member! I could do no less for him. If you can't afford to do that, I suggest you take it to the shelter and let someone that can afford it adopt it. It'd be better off.
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#9 Mar 4, 2011
Ga Girl 56 wrote:
<quoted text>My point was that you made it sound like it was an on going problem. I know what the old one was like. My daughter does animal rescue work and if I'm not mistaken had the opportunity to see many that had the same issue in GA. Some in trailers even. You just made it sound as if it was a "today" issue. It felt like a deliberate slap in their faces when many worked very hard trying to get the new one built, and many work hard there I'm sure as volunteers as they did in the old one. Just don't make rash statements about something you know nothing about or try to demean something Gilmer county is very proud and grateful to now have now. In other words, grow up!!!
If you read my last statement you would have seen that I said that the video was dated 2009 and may have been before the new one was built. For some reason you fly off the handle and act like crazy person. You got issues and I see you live in Norcross and not even here. I only started this because I saw the video that you refuse to look at and was concerned not knowing they had built a new shelter. In your first response you sounded concerned and said they built a new center. I read and responded with kind words. Then you come back to me like that. YOU NEED TO GROW UP! Im fine and will continue to be concerned for animals and their rights. I applaud any and all that worked to make the changes and was not slapping them in the face.Like I said-You have issues and need to quit being so sensitive when on the bottom line we both care about the same thing. So you understand. I started this thinking it was an ongoing issue because I saw the video from just two years ago and was disgusted. I have only been living here for one year. You responded and said they built a new shelter in 2009. I responded that the video was from 2009 and that it may have been from before the new shelter. Then you go after me like I did something wrong.
You my dear are an idiot.
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#10 Mar 4, 2011
Crying wrote:
That breaks my heart to read that 99% of the animals are killed. I'm not surprised though. I hear it's a nationwide epidemic.:(
Last Sunday morning a beautiful black puppy came to our door. It's still here. My husband and I had planned to take it to the shelter,tomorrow, but after reading this, I just can't.
Hi
There are two other non kill shelters in Gilmer County I believe.
Homeward Bound is one and I think the other is Gilmer County Animal Rescue. We found a black lab a few months ago sick and wondering the streets. We decided to keep her but if we could not have Homeward Bound would have been out choice.
Ga Girl 56

Senoia, GA

#11 Mar 4, 2011
Sad wrote:
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Hi
There are two other non kill shelters in Gilmer County I believe.
Homeward Bound is one and I think the other is Gilmer County Animal Rescue. We found a black lab a few months ago sick and wondering the streets. We decided to keep her but if we could not have Homeward Bound would have been out choice.
Homeward bound is a rescue group. Their volunteers probably foster some of the animals. The other I'm not familiar with. I believe there is a humane society but most work with the local shelters. Sad, sad, sad ----- OH!!! My poor brain!!!! Please, Sad, check your facts for my brain's sake, I beg you. Good night, darlin'. I'm saying a special prayer for you tonight that you somehow grow a brain before you make mine explode!!!!
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#12 Mar 4, 2011
Ga Girl 56 wrote:
<quoted text>Homeward bound is a rescue group. Their volunteers probably foster some of the animals. The other I'm not familiar with. I believe there is a humane society but most work with the local shelters. Sad, sad, sad ----- OH!!! My poor brain!!!! Please, Sad, check your facts for my brain's sake, I beg you. Good night, darlin'. I'm saying a special prayer for you tonight that you somehow grow a brain before you make mine explode!!!!
There is no humane society in Gilmer County and Homeward Bound does take in strays and dogs people have found as they have told me. Ga. Girl 56. I dont know what your issue is and why you end every post on every subject with an insult and that your brain hurts. You sure do not sound like a nice person and I would question you mental health.
Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#13 Mar 4, 2011
Ga Girl-You also seem to want to bash and insult those that are only trying to help. Strange.
Dont worry I am not going to waste anymore of my time responding to your post.
Crying

Ellijay, GA

#14 Mar 4, 2011
Huh?

Yes I read the paper(s). Did you read my post or just react?
This puppy that came to my door is 'not' mine! I have kept it for almost a week, trying to find its owner.
Sheesh! What ever happened to a woman's 'right to choose'???
Crying

Ellijay, GA

#15 Mar 4, 2011
Ga Girl 56 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you really believe what you just said? I believe that artical was in the paper last year sometime. Don't read the paper, huh? Go figure.
Yeah, I'm just a dumb hillbilly from Ellijay, what do you expect, oh learned one?
Before you go throwin' off on me, you need to learn to spell.

Sad

Blue Ridge, GA

#16 Mar 5, 2011
Crying wrote:
Huh?
Yes I read the paper(s). Did you read my post or just react?
This puppy that came to my door is 'not' mine! I have kept it for almost a week, trying to find its owner.
Sheesh! What ever happened to a woman's 'right to choose'???
I think what you are doing and did for the lost dog is great. You obviously care about the outcome and what is best for the lost dog. Good luck on finding the owner. Dont know if this would help but you could run a free ad on craigslist in the pets or lost and found section. Hope it all turns out ok.
Ga Girl 56

Roswell, GA

#17 Mar 5, 2011
Sad wrote:
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If you read my last statement you would have seen that I said that the video was dated 2009 and may have been before the new one was built. For some reason you fly off the handle and act like crazy person. You got issues and I see you live in Norcross and not even here. I only started this because I saw the video that you refuse to look at and was concerned not knowing they had built a new shelter. In your first response you sounded concerned and said they built a new center. I read and responded with kind words. Then you come back to me like that. YOU NEED TO GROW UP! Im fine and will continue to be concerned for animals and their rights. I applaud any and all that worked to make the changes and was not slapping them in the face.Like I said-You have issues and need to quit being so sensitive when on the bottom line we both care about the same thing. So you understand. I started this thinking it was an ongoing issue because I saw the video from just two years ago and was disgusted. I have only been living here for one year. You responded and said they built a new shelter in 2009. I responded that the video was from 2009 and that it may have been from before the new shelter. Then you go after me like I did something wrong.
You my dear are an idiot.
The why post it at all?
Ga Girl 56

Roswell, GA

#18 Mar 5, 2011
Crying wrote:
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Yeah, I'm just a dumb hillbilly from Ellijay, what do you expect, oh learned one?
Before you go throwin' off on me, you need to learn to spell.
My typing is terrible and I sometimes use the wrong spelling for words. My fingers get ahead of my brain sometimes. Just another example of people making my brain hurt.
Ga Girl 56

Roswell, GA

#19 Mar 5, 2011
Sad wrote:
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I think what you are doing and did for the lost dog is great. You obviously care about the outcome and what is best for the lost dog. Good luck on finding the owner. Dont know if this would help but you could run a free ad on craigslist in the pets or lost and found section. Hope it all turns out ok.
Better yet, take it to a vet and see if it's chipped like any truly responsible owner will do. It's just added protection for you pet. Makes sure it gets back to someone that cares about it. The information you give AVID has someone else to contact if they are unable to contact you personally.
Satan

Blue Ridge, GA

#20 Mar 5, 2011
That video is old. The old shelter was the old prison as I understand it. Not designed for housing animals.It was not pleasant for the dogs nor the good people that worked there. They did the best they could with what they had.

The ignorant bozo who invaded the old shelter thinking he was some sort of hero by video taping the conditions there, didn't know that the BOC knew all about the place and they (BOC) were getting their butts kick at that time, to build a NEW facility.

Fast forward.....The new shelter has been up and running for quite some time now. It is well run by very caring people. I know from personal experience.

The fact remains they still have the very sad task of putting down far too many dogs.....Now keep in mind, these dogs are typically NOT wild, crazy, vicious animals. The vast majority of the euthanized dogs are former family pets, rejected by their LOSER owners, for one stupid reason or another.

I am firmly convinced that the average dog has more, intelligence, feeling, and loyalty than half of the human population.

As someone once said...
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, when I die, send me to where they are!"

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