Why aare so many animals killed in Du...

Why aare so many animals killed in Dubuque every year?

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Since: Jan 10


#1 Jan 12, 2010
Dubuque is not a large metropolitan city, I believe there are about 57,000 people living in Dubuque. Yet The Dubuque Humane Society euthanized close to 2,000 cats and 400 dogs in 2009 alone, more than that the year before. Talking to one area vet that vollunteered services there once a few years ago, I was led to believe animals are not treated there, but rather if there is coughing and sneezing going on they are all euthanized, and if you think a trained vet does this, you are mistaken! Someone needs to get a job there to actually see what is going on. I have heard testimony from people who worked there and it isn't very becoming. Black animals don't have a prayer in hell unless they are of some fancy breeding. I feel so sorry for the animals, but I do not give to this *humane* society, it's too much about the manager and not enough about the animals. Sorry. Throwing money at a bad situation answers no problems, but education does.

This is a real shame to the city, county, and it's residents. People who dump pets like this are the reason good breeders will no longer adopt out kittens and puppies in this area to those who are not proven to be good, responsible, reliable, pet people and do not believe in the barbaric declawing procedure that so many do in this area. Too bad there are still irresponsible people who place ads for *free to good homes*-that should be outlawed! Many reliable classifieds ban it now. Many people seem to have the old worn out attitude that when you tire of something you get rid of it, out of site and out of mind, I guess. What a crying shame...
Poor dogs, cats, guinnea pigs, hamsters, turtles, iguanas...don't sell them in Dubuque unless people can be checked on like they do in responsible adoption programs.
Not Concerned

Mcallen, TX

#2 Jan 28, 2010
Turtles, iguanas, get real -- they are just animals

United States

#3 Jan 21, 2011
THIS is a shame

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