Needed Improvements at UCAPS !!!

Needed Improvements at UCAPS !!!

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Eldogal

Hamburg, AR

#1 Mar 10, 2010
The recent shooting of Sarah the dog has brought up another topic that has been bothering me for some time. We visited UCAPS (Union County Animal Protection Society) in the hopes of adopting a pet and I was really saddened by all of the outdoor dog pens. The dogs were kept in freezing cold runs (many with ice freezing on the floor). The workers had tried to put tarps around the pens to keep out the cold and there were some space heaters (which is a fire hazard). I'm sure this summer that the pens will be scorching hot. I know that these are just surplus animals and that many of them will be euthanized....but is this really the best we can do for them? Is there city money that could be allocated to build an indoor facility? Is this something that is even important to the community? With the number of stray dogs around the area...do people just not value animals?
this

Little Rock, AR

#2 Mar 10, 2010
"do people just not value animals?"

I think you answered your own question, Eldogal.

Get your dogs fixed! This is the problem
Soon

Pflugerville, TX

#3 Mar 10, 2010
Given all the hot air on here about caring for pets lately, I hope all these whiners put up or shut up. Don't whine, do something useful - UCAPS is a good answer. Offset the negative with something positive.
Salad Dressing

Monticello, AR

#4 Mar 10, 2010
My family pet is a UCAPS cat. Also, we donate like twice a year, with unneeded clothing items and such. I wonder if Italian Creme does anything more than just wonder if I'm any good at making a decent Jerk rub for some chicken.
Blue eyes

United States

#5 Mar 10, 2010
Eldogal wrote:
The recent shooting of Sarah the dog has brought up another topic that has been bothering me for some time. We visited UCAPS (Union County Animal Protection Society) in the hopes of adopting a pet and I was really saddened by all of the outdoor dog pens. The dogs were kept in freezing cold runs (many with ice freezing on the floor). The workers had tried to put tarps around the pens to keep out the cold and there were some space heaters (which is a fire hazard). I'm sure this summer that the pens will be scorching hot. I know that these are just surplus animals and that many of them will be euthanized....but is this really the best we can do for them? Is there city money that could be allocated to build an indoor facility? Is this something that is even important to the community? With the number of stray dogs around the area...do people just not value animals?
I have just read the comment made about UCAPS. I know first hand that money that has been given to UCAPS has been used for other purposes. I was told at one time that some of the wealthest people made donations of sizable proportions, however instead of putting back into the shelter, it was used for investments. When asked for a donation from the city to UCAPS, the board of directors refused to turn over financial records. This to me just proves that money is being misused. UCAPS is one of the poorest animal shelters in the state of Arkansas. It really needs new management and leaders or directors and has been needing this for years.
CCAPS

United States

#6 Mar 11, 2010
CCAPS in magnolia actually has a pretty nice outfit. That is where our cat came from. I know first hand that the pets are well cared for there. UCAPS could learn something from them.
Billy Bob

United States

#7 Mar 11, 2010
I heard that UCAPS just got over a hundred thousand dollars from Mrs. Maurice Moore's estate. If that is true, that's a lot of money to play with, I just hope that someone is held accountable for where it goes...hopefully to the animals.
Eldogal

Hamburg, AR

#8 Mar 11, 2010
Wonder who I should call to ask about the possibility of upgrading the facilities? Is there a city office that manages UCAPS?
kitty kitty

Tyler, TX

#9 Mar 11, 2010
ucaps got taken over by the county and I think the sheriff depatment runs it now. Lots of people used to make a lot of money from dem donations.
Blue eyes

United States

#10 Mar 11, 2010
Eldogal wrote:
Wonder who I should call to ask about the possibility of upgrading the facilities? Is there a city office that manages UCAPS?
In answer to your question, the UCAPS organization is supposedly run by a Board of Directors that meet once each month. Gina Purdue is the President and Bettie Ann Minert is the Director. Both reside in the city of El Dorado.
Blue eyes

United States

#11 Mar 11, 2010
kitty kitty wrote:
ucaps got taken over by the county and I think the sheriff depatment runs it now. Lots of people used to make a lot of money from dem donations.
As far as I know, your statement is not true. UCAPS still has a board of Directors with Gina Purdue as President and Bettie Ann Minert as Director. The Sheriff's Department is only called when cases of animal abuse in the county are reported to them.
Retardo the Magnificiant

El Dorado, AR

#12 Mar 11, 2010
I recently had to take my kitty MR fluffers to ucaps to be adopted by a better family because apparently, and i didn't know this until recently, it is not a good thing to bury your cat in the ground up to it's head and spray it with a water hose even if it is a lot like sea world without the man eating whales.

I miss poor mr fluffers. At least I still have all my other 15 cats and 3 ferrets and 16 bunnies and 3 dogs and a mini horse and a pony and a moose and a geese and a turtle with a gerbil taped to it's back so if it falls over it doesn't have to worry.
Animal Lover

Saint Albans, WV

#13 Mar 12, 2010
I do not like to be negative and talk bad about others but the person calling themself "Retardo the Magnificent" really is an idiot. Why do you even bother posting stupid comments that are either hateful, disgusting or make no sense at all. I hope you do not have any animals.
Retardo Das Magnificient

United States

#14 Mar 12, 2010
Animal Lover wrote:
I do not like to be negative and talk bad about others but the person calling themself "Retardo the Magnificent" really is an idiot. Why do you even bother posting stupid comments that are either hateful, disgusting or make no sense at all. I hope you do not have any animals.
You don't like to talk bad about others but you would call a retarded man an Idiot?? I'm retarded and even I know that doesn't make sense!

Oh and I have 2 sea turtles and a Brazilian Sasquatch for pets.
Retardo Das Magnificient

United States

#15 Mar 12, 2010
Animal Lover wrote:
I do not like to be negative and talk bad about others but the person calling themself "Retardo the Magnificent" really is an idiot. Why do you even bother posting stupid comments that are either hateful, disgusting or make no sense at all. I hope you do not have any animals.
I posted a long reply but I guess in a fit of retarded manrage I didn't post it correctly so now I offer this rebutal:

DOODIE HEAD!
James Kelley

Camden, AR

#16 Mar 17, 2010
I dont know if the county took over UCAPS or not, thats news to me, I do wonder about blueeyes statement though, I would tend to believe that from my dealing with UCAPS. Over the years they have never taken in a animal I've called about, they can't, they're a no-kill facility and they're always full. Recently I called and left several messages about a dog, they never returned my call. I finally got them one day and asked if the mobile spay unit was coming, she said maybe, if they could get enough people to sign up, she would call me back for sure and let me know, she didn't. I see that they did host the mobile clinic, but they didn't need me...wonder if they need my money? Do they return calls and handle buiness if you're saying you're going to give money??? It does look like the management could be the problem, yes. Also, the last stray I took there for the spay clinic, I noticed the smell, it was awful, and all of the help was standing around visiting in the office..........I have animals and have worked in the industry all my life, don't tell me it's just like that,,,,,go clean it up, that's the job, it stinks if you leave it laying there........at the moment I'm very dissappointed in UCAPS,,,,but, all the "independent shelters" seem to be ran this way..........free spay and neuters is what the country needs, they need to pool all these rich peoples donations to do those clinics for EVERYONE, FREE. That would put a beg dent in the stray population, instead of giving it to a place that might misuse it.
fukstik

United States

#17 Mar 18, 2010
Get off the tards! You really wouldn't have a need for UCAPS if people would be responsible pet owners. I say thin 'em out and focus on feeding hungry humans, quit worrying so much about airconditiong for dogs and cats.
Jerald Jamison

Hurricane, WV

#18 Mar 19, 2010
Retardo Das Magnificient wrote:
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You don't like to talk bad about others but you would call a retarded man an Idiot?? I'm retarded and even I know that doesn't make sense!
Oh and I have 2 sea turtles and a Brazilian Sasquatch for pets.
For 20.00 and the time it take to fill out a small form, Topix will get you the name a person who post under pseudonyms and their IP address.
Then you can put Retardos real name up for all the world to see how retarded they really are.
well

Gary, IN

#19 Mar 19, 2010
They don't collect personal information for those under the age of 13.
Retardo el magnifico

Tyler, TX

#20 Mar 19, 2010
Jerald Jamison wrote:
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For 20.00 and the time it take to fill out a small form, Topix will get you the name a person who post under pseudonyms and their IP address.
Then you can put Retardos real name up for all the world to see how retarded they really are.
please don't put my real name on here lawdy lawdy i would be so embarassed *retarded eye roll*

id bet, jerald, that you could put that 20.00 buckos to better use paying for half of a poor kitty cats neutering. of course that would only pay for one ball not both. mr fluffers would have wanted it that way

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