Muskegon Co. animal sanctuary may close

A Muskegon County animal sanctuary may lose its license for failing to report the escape of a black bear. Full Story
Dan

United States

#1 Sep 12, 2008
I used to be a volunteer at the refuge. Let me tell you that these people are wonderful. They really do a great job in caring for the animals. I really hope that you would get the facts correct though. It was not a large black bear. It was a small California Brown bear that was hit by a car. It is blind and deaf. I know that it does not excuse the owners from their responsibility to inform officials of the incident. If they are forced to close, it would be a great injustice to their efforts. I know of a number of teens and young adults that volunteer there due to having to perform community service. They really get alot out of it. They learn responsibility. I hope that it stays open. I challenge anybody to visit sometime and see for yourself.
Chad

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Sep 12, 2008
Dan wrote:
I used to be a volunteer at the refuge. Let me tell you that these people are wonderful. They really do a great job in caring for the animals. I really hope that you would get the facts correct though. It was not a large black bear. It was a small California Brown bear that was hit by a car. It is blind and deaf. I know that it does not excuse the owners from their responsibility to inform officials of the incident. If they are forced to close, it would be a great injustice to their efforts. I know of a number of teens and young adults that volunteer there due to having to perform community service. They really get alot out of it. They learn responsibility. I hope that it stays open. I challenge anybody to visit sometime and see for yourself.
Maybe there is some sort of monitored probation that can imposed instead. I applaud the mission of the sanctuary, but they need to follow the laws and put the safety of the public over the safety of the animals at all times.
Sharon

Allegan, MI

#3 Sep 12, 2008
I have adopted animals from this sanctuary, and you're very right, they are wonderful!

I hope this Judge weighs his options and does opt to keep the sanctuary open! One mistake doesn't warrant overlooking all of the good they've done.

“mhmm”

Since: Jul 08

Holland, MI

#4 Sep 12, 2008
This is a great shelter, and they have a wonderful sanctuary for wolfdogs. they are illegal to breed and so this sanctuary offers a home for them. it would be very sad to see this place loose their licence.

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