Give a dog a home

Give a dog a home

There are 39 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Aug 14, 2009, titled Give a dog a home. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Bobby Taylor of Thomaston waits for a Wheaten Terrier Mix puppy to be taken out of its cage.

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Gaia

Waterbury, CT

#1 Aug 15, 2009
It's great that these pets are finding homes but how come people will come out of the woodwork to adopt a pet from South Carolina when there are plenty of homeless pets for adoption from Bridgeport, Stamford and all the other public and private shelters in CT?
hound dog

Dover, NJ

#2 Aug 15, 2009
Gaia wrote:
It's great that these pets are finding homes but how come people will come out of the woodwork to adopt a pet from South Carolina when there are plenty of homeless pets for adoption from Bridgeport, Stamford and all the other public and private shelters in CT?
I don't get it either.I think it's because its a well known fact that they don't spay / neuter in the south as much as we do here.As a result their shelters are overloaded and basically are "kill factories".Another factor is these rescue groups can get lots of puppies easily-which a lot of people want,but there usually aren't that many in CT shelters.Due to our spay /neuter programs
AVA

Lyman, SC

#3 Aug 15, 2009
WOW 325 dollars The Spartanburg Humane society in SC is a modern spotless facility and anyone adopting a dog or puppy from there pays 85 dollars.The animal is spayed or neutered all shots vet checked and free vet service for 1 month.The facility has on site veterinary care.Why so much in CT? Google the Spartanburg Humane Society and see the modern facility.
AVA

Lyman, SC

#4 Aug 15, 2009
hound dog wrote:
<quoted text>I don't get it either.I think it's because its a well known fact that they don't spay / neuter in the south as much as we do here.As a result their shelters are overloaded and basically are "kill factories".Another factor is these rescue groups can get lots of puppies easily-which a lot of people want,but there usually aren't that many in CT shelters.Due to our spay /neuter programs
I do not know about other shelters but you are so wrong about Spartanburgs Humane Society.The place and employees are fantastic. all dogs are spayed and neutered as well as cats and kittens before they are adopted all for 85 dollars. So your facts are wrong. I read about the dogs sent up North and they were confiscated from breeding farms and puppy mills.Please Google the Spartanburg Humane Society. and see if it compares with Westport s as that is the one I am familiar with in CT.I will guarantee it surpasses it in every way.They only Euthanize an animal if it is vicious or can't be saved.They also have many programs to enlighten the public.
Abby

Niagara Falls, Canada

#5 Aug 15, 2009
Sure there are plenty of dogs for adoption in CT shelters, if you want a pitbull or similar type of dog.
Animal Lover

United States

#6 Aug 15, 2009
Why is this SPCA event getting publicity in the Stamford Advocate? You never gave your own Stamford Animal Care and Control any publicity for their open houses. The volunteers at SAC&C have worked their butts off making it a decent, no-kill shelter with NO HELP from our bogus city government.
Look in your own backyard. We have plenty of abandoned animals of our own right here in Stamford. I have nothing against the SPCA but I think you need to focus on the rescue groups right here in Stamford, not this one from Monroe.
This means that for every animal from Monroe that is adopted at this Stamford PetSmart, another homeless, shelter animal lingering in SAC&C or Friends of Felines will not get adopted.
The View

United States

#8 Aug 15, 2009
Abby wrote:
Sure there are plenty of dogs for adoption in CT shelters, if you want a pitbull or similar type of dog.
There are many differ kinds of dogs and cats in these shelters.
The View

United States

#9 Aug 15, 2009
The Westport Humane Society have many types of dogs and cats, and birds and rabbits, and other animals. Cats under one years old are $100.00, and older cats are $70.00.
AVOID SPCA OF CT

Medellín, Colombia

#10 Aug 16, 2009
I am shocked to see Petsmart continues to have anything to do with this place!!!The SPCA of CT is an organisation that needs to be investigated. That place is more of a mobile dog and cat shop with an ignorant staff that will tell you a dog is good with kids or fine with other dogs when they know it is not. They had dogs with Parvo at the last event and while we were leaving I witnessed a boxer attack someone. We could not get out of there fast enough!! I wonder how many people got bit at this event? The owner may have been inspired by The Best Friends Shelter in Utah but do not be fooled, it is nothing like the place at all. Some no-kill shelters are just hoarders in disguise. This place is more like Companions For Life in Fairfield than Best Friends in Utah. And this Fred guy is full of it, we found plenty of small dogs who need a home out there in Connecticut's shelters, you just have to look! We adopted 2 healthy dogs with all the vet work done for less than one of the dogs at this fly by night place.
dog father

Dover, NJ

#11 Aug 16, 2009
I visited the Westport CT Humane recently and was very disappointed.The staff ignored me and you get sent to look at rows of barking dogs.Noone would speak with me about any dogs I was interested in.I was just told to look at a book they had there with pictures and info on dogs.I left there disgusted.Having adopted there in the past it wasn't a pleasant experience.
Mollys friend

Newtown, CT

#12 Aug 16, 2009
Acker's business plan is obvious. He plans to out produce the rescues so the shelters have to go to him, and only him, when they are overloaded. He ensures this by flooding the market with dogs/puppies which he hands out with few questions asked. Personally, I think its the shelters that created Acker. They let him start trouble and stir the pot enough to make the environment unhealthy for any normal rescue to function. Acker spends all day on the phone or the computer spilling lies about other rescues and people who compete with him - the harm is already done before anyone figures it out and then, it isn't a shelter issue. With Acker flooding the market, I bet the euthanasia rate will skyrocket, taxes will go up to cover the cost, and Freddy will be rich.
Sad2HearIt

Hyde Park, NY

#13 Aug 16, 2009
dog father wrote:
I visited the Westport CT Humane recently and was very disappointed.The staff ignored me and you get sent to look at rows of barking dogs.Noone would speak with me about any dogs I was interested in.I was just told to look at a book they had there with pictures and info on dogs.I left there disgusted.Having adopted there in the past it wasn't a pleasant experience.
SPCA of Connecticut. Their facility is very unsanitary, they let some of the kittens and puppies that are sick just die rather than do the right thing and rush them to the vet for treatment or have them put them down mercifully. The staff has to ask him over and over to get food and supplies. I hear this from someone who has been there a long time. I hope things improve when they move to the new site in Waterbury, but it sounds more like they are just going to do things the same way and just have alot more dogs. The owner also says he has all these law suits against people for slander and libel but there is nothing listed in the database provided by the state of Connecticut for civil cases. The last thing I am trying to do is be malicious, I just think people should know the truth about this place.
Cat Lover

United States

#14 Aug 16, 2009
dog father wrote:
I visited the Westport CT Humane recently and was very disappointed.The staff ignored me and you get sent to look at rows of barking dogs.Noone would speak with me about any dogs I was interested in.I was just told to look at a book they had there with pictures and info on dogs.I left there disgusted.Having adopted there in the past it wasn't a pleasant experience.
Please do not let your bad experience with the CT "Humane" Society deter you from adopting from any shelter. It is not the only place to adopt a dog. I'm not a fan of that place. What about PAWS in Norwalk or Adopt-A-Dog in Greenwich. Look on Petfinder.com . Strays & Others in New Canaan.
Cat Lover

United States

#15 Aug 16, 2009
dog father wrote:
I visited the Westport CT Humane recently and was very disappointed.The staff ignored me and you get sent to look at rows of barking dogs.Noone would speak with me about any dogs I was interested in.I was just told to look at a book they had there with pictures and info on dogs.I left there disgusted.Having adopted there in the past it wasn't a pleasant experience.
Please try Stamford Animal Care & Control too. The volunteers have done an outstanding job of fixing up what used to be a deplorable, disgusting, inhumane shelter. My neighbor adopted 2 dogs from there last year and they were not Pit Bulls. These 2 dogs have made absolutely wonderful pets. They were in excellent condition when he adopted them. He had previously adopted from the CT "Humane" Society and the dogs were in terrible condition when adopted.
Cat Lover

United States

#16 Aug 16, 2009
Sad2HearIt wrote:
<quoted text>
SPCA of Connecticut. Their facility is very unsanitary, they let some of the kittens and puppies that are sick just die rather than do the right thing and rush them to the vet for treatment or have them put them down mercifully. The staff has to ask him over and over to get food and supplies. I hear this from someone who has been there a long time. I hope things improve when they move to the new site in Waterbury, but it sounds more like they are just going to do things the same way and just have alot more dogs. The owner also says he has all these law suits against people for slander and libel but there is nothing listed in the database provided by the state of Connecticut for civil cases. The last thing I am trying to do is be malicious, I just think people should know the truth about this place.
Time to boycott Pet Smart for hosting an event with this jerk.
Dog Lover

Medford, NY

#17 Aug 17, 2009
After visiting SPCA's event last Friday in Stamford, I was chocked of seeing how the adoptions were conducted. No questions asked about the new owners work schedule or home situation.I have adopted from other shelters before, and this uninterest in what kind of homes the dogs will go to surprised me and is unheard of. No reference check, just anybody can go in and get a dog, as long as the pay.
There was a sick dog laying on display in the hot tent in front of the plastic windows. The sun was shining in on the poor dog and it was at least 90 degrees where the dog was laying. The dog could not move by himself and nobody else did either. It was heartbraking to see.
This sick dog was on display to race money for medical treatment for a skin disease.They should have left the dog at home and had a picture and story about him posted instead.
I really hope that the dogs were not on display in the hot tent on Saturday and Sunday as well, as it was even hotter. If they did, I think that is animal cruelty. I left feeling that there are not the right intensions and feelings behind this whole operation.Unfortunately.
Delette Corwel

Wellesley Hills, MA

#18 Aug 18, 2009
Abby wrote:
Sure there are plenty of dogs for adoption in CT shelters, if you want a pitbull or similar type of dog.
This is an absolutely false statement. We adopt out chihuahuas, shi-tzu's, shepherds, hounds, etc. in New Haven, CT. Of course we have pit bulls too, which are wonderful dogs.

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#19 Aug 18, 2009
Gaia wrote:
It's great that these pets are finding homes but how come people will come out of the woodwork to adopt a pet from South Carolina when there are plenty of homeless pets for adoption from Bridgeport, Stamford and all the other public and private shelters in CT?
Because they are usually smaller dogs.

The dogs in the Bridgeport shelter are Pit Bulls
and large breeds.

Since: Sep 08

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#20 Aug 18, 2009
AVA wrote:
WOW 325 dollars The Spartanburg Humane society in SC is a modern spotless facility and anyone adopting a dog or puppy from there pays 85 dollars.The animal is spayed or neutered all shots vet checked and free vet service for 1 month.The facility has on site veterinary care.Why so much in CT? Google the Spartanburg Humane Society and see the modern facility.
Try comparing the prices of homes in CT compared
to South Carolina.

Since: Sep 08

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#21 Aug 18, 2009
Mollys friend wrote:
Acker's business plan is obvious. He plans to out produce the rescues so the shelters have to go to him, and only him, when they are overloaded. He ensures this by flooding the market with dogs/puppies which he hands out with few questions asked. Personally, I think its the shelters that created Acker. They let him start trouble and stir the pot enough to make the environment unhealthy for any normal rescue to function. Acker spends all day on the phone or the computer spilling lies about other rescues and people who compete with him - the harm is already done before anyone figures it out and then, it isn't a shelter issue. With Acker flooding the market, I bet the euthanasia rate will skyrocket, taxes will go up to cover the cost, and Freddy will be rich.
Hey RUSSELL lover,

How do you know that Fred is on the phone or computer all day?

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