Shelter Animals

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#21 Jan 21, 2013
curious wrote:
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That said, I think it's time you STFU, mrs.
I will never shut up as long as I am alive - get use to it ------
I will continue to disagree with the no-kill extremists!(As I am sure you are one)

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#22 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

September 13, 2012/Fort Worth, Texas: In a news report, Fort Worth's code compliance officer stated that citizens will "dump [animals] regardless" of the animal shelter's new policy to refuse to accept unwanted animals from their owners in a move to become a so-called "no-kill" facility. The new policy was implemented even though nearly 3,500 animals were signed over by citizens unable or unwilling to care for them in the last fiscal year. Private area shelters and rescue groups report that they are ill-equipped and unprepared for the likely increase in calls and intakes that this will cause. Tammy Hawley, operations director of the Humane Society of North Texas, said that there's no simple way to solve the problem of irresponsible pet owners. "The kind of people who typically give up animals to animal shelters are not always the most vested owners anyway."

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#23 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

September 13, 2012/Corpus Christi, Texas: Area animal shelters report that they are filled to capacity and that homeless, roaming animals in the area are at "epidemic" levels. The shelter director at "no-kill" Pee Wee's Pet Adoption World & Sanctuary stated, "I get 75 calls a day, and people get angry because I can't take 75 animals a day. If you multiply 75 times 365 days a year, I would have to take in 27,000 plus animals a year." The Gulf Coast Humane Society director reports that his shelter "turn[s] people away right and left."

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#24 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

August 27, 2012/Wilburton, Oklahoma: The owners of the Cajun Country Ranch animal "rescue" pleaded guilty to charges of animal abuse and child neglect and were sentenced to five years of probation after authorities found the floor of the couple's home covered with feces and cockroaches. The couple's three children were taken into state custody, and authorities seized more than 70 animals.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#25 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

July 25, 2012/Mesquite, Texas: A television news report showed the removal of 86 cats, some very ill, from a "tiny two-bedroom home" that was illegally used as an animal "rescue" called Halteman's Haven. Far from a haven, the crowded home where owner Keli Halteman hoarded animals had no air conditioning in the blistering heat of the Texas summer.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#26 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

July 17, 2012/Willis, Texas: Spindletop Dog "refuge" was raided by authorities who seized approximately 300 pit bulls found in tiny plastic carriers with no water and unable to stand up. According to a law-enforcement official, some dogs were seen drinking their own urine, and a police news report revealed that "[o]ne dog's feet were so scalded it was laying on its back in its own urine in feces, presumably to take the pain off of its feet."

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#27 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

May 14, 2012/Austin, Texas: It’s reported that after the city of Austin opened a new $12 million facility and proclaimed it to be “no-kill,” animal drop-offs skyrocketed and desperate officials asked members of the public what they were supposed to do. The “no-kill” policy is increasing the need to euthanize animals.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#28 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

May 9, 2012/Springtown, Texas: The founder of the nonprofit Four Paws and Hooves Animal Rescue was arrested and faced multiple charges of cruelty to animals after law-enforcement officials found 58 dogs at the property. Many were stacked in crates; were covered with urine, feces, and vomit; and didn’t have food or water. The hoarder had removed hundreds of animals from some area animal shelters.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#29 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

April 3, 2012/Uvalde County, Texas: Authorities seized more than 150 animals from Friends of Uvalde Animal Shelter. One dog was found dead, and others were malnourished and living in crowded pens and cages.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#30 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

January 3, 2012/Texas City, Texas: Authorities raided Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary and removed dozens of badly neglected cats, at least 12 of whom had apparently starved or died from disease. Cats suffered from dehydration, sores, and respiratory infections and were covered in urine and feces.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#31 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

May 3, 2011/Killeen, Texas: The operator of Killeen Animal Search and Rescue was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after authorities found a severely ill kitten and two dogs badly injured from rubber bands tied around their testicles in a crude attempt at home-neutering. Authorities seized 12 cats and 10 dogs from the home.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#32 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

January 29, 2008/Conroe, Texas: After authorities investigated Furr Kids animal rescue, the owner of the operation agreed to shut it down. Dogs and cats were kept in a garage in tiny crates, and three were found dead.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#33 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/no-kill-label-slow...

‘No-Kill’ Label Slowly Killing Animals

When “no-kill” animal shelters and rescue groups are filled to capacity, which is almost always, they are left with two options: turn away more animals than they take in or warehouse animals, often in substandard, filthy, and severely crowded conditions, for weeks, months, or even years on end. Most, if not all, of the animals who are turned away from such facilities still face untimely deaths—just not at these facilities.

Instead they are cruelly killed by people who don’t want them, are dumped on roadsides and left to die from starvation or being hit by a car, or spend their short lives homeless, unwanted, and producing more litters of animals for whom no homes exist.

The lucky ones are taken to well-run open-admission animal shelters, where they either find a well-screened, permanent home or are painlessly euthanized in the arms of professionally trained, compassionate people. Here are some of the “no-kill” animal shelter failures that made headlines in recent years for making animals suffer a fate far worse than a kind death.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#34 Jan 21, 2013
http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/...

Companion Animal Overpopulation

Every year in the U.S., an estimated 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters.

Some of these dogs and cats are lucky enough to be adopted into loving, responsible, and permanent homes. But there are far more animals in need of a caring family than there are kind people willing to provide them with a good, permanent home.

Approximately 3 to 4 million cats and dogs—many of them healthy, young, and adoptable—must be euthanized in animal shelters every year. No one hates that ugly reality more than the people who hold the syringe, but the alternative—warehousing them in "no-kill" shelters that confine animals to cages for weeks, months, or years on end—leaves animals to suffer a far worse fate. Nathan Winograd, the most well-known "no-kill" advocate, supports such shelters despite the fact that under these conditions, many animals go insane from loneliness and confinement. Many more unwanted animals are simply abandoned to suffer and die on the streets or languish in lonely backyards without companionship, exercise, or, in many cases, even basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, or veterinary care.

Why are there so many unwanted cats and dogs? There are three main reasons: Many people fail to spay or neuter their dogs and cats, who then reproduce, creating enormous numbers of kittens and puppies. People still buy animals from breeders or pet stores (thereby supporting the puppy mills that supply them) instead of adopting homeless animals. And people acquire companion animals without considering the lifetime commitment that caring for them requires. Eventually, people turn their backs on their loyal companions when they become "inconvenient" or "too much work."

The companion animal overpopulation crisis can be overwhelming, but solving it starts with a "no-birth nation." We must all prevent more animals from being born by spaying and neutering.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#36 Jan 22, 2013
You know Mary Rose; I doubt that you would even die with as much dignity as those anilmals, much less have dignity in life.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#37 Jan 22, 2013
Texan wrote:
You know Mary Rose; I doubt that you would even die with as much dignity as those anilmals, much less have dignity in life.
One should never expect an intelligent response from a cat hoarder - one who claims to have them vetted annually and does not. One should never expect an intelligent response from "a deer hunter". One should never expect an intelligent response from one who enjoys killing certain animals and hoards others.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#39 Jan 22, 2013
Texan wrote:
You know nothing about anything. I do not hoard anything, I care for animals that you would kill for no reason other than the fact that they are strays that you do not want to be bothered by. They get spayed/nutered and released; allowed to live out their lives free and cared for. Not an intelligent way to deal with these pests I know. I guess I could kill them, but that would be wrong since I don't eat cat. Deer on the other hand is quite tasty and healthier than beef or pork. Not to mention the fact that all us less than intelligent deer hunters; with our license fees contribute a lot to consevation. I guess we could take your approach and kill all those unwanted deer, but we don't. Say! I just had this wonderful idea: Why don't you quit going to the meat market and start eating those cats and dogs you so enjoy having killed? And like I said before in all aspects of their lives and death the animals have more dignity than you will ever have. You find fault with anyone who wants to help animals and only want to KILL KILL KILL. When God determines your time has come may your a$$ burn in HELL!
There are rabid deer in Parker County - maybe you will be lucky enough to eat one of those. Spay and neuter is not complete vetting. Your hoard of cats is contributing to the spread of rabies and cat related diseases such as, feline aids and feline leukemia. Maybe you will be lucky enough to contract one of the zoonotic diseases, such as toxoplasmosis, cat scratch fever, ringworm, campylobacter infection or hookworm disease. Those cats must feel a great deal of dignity when a coyote snatches them up for dinner. You are the one who likes to kill animals not me.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#40 Jan 22, 2013
Well if I do I can count on you to have me put down. Eternal sleep I think you call it. Unlike you I do know how to vaccinate and medicate my animals as well as care for them. And yes, they would die with more dignity than you would, even as a meal for a coyote, the same as the bird or rodents that they feed on. Preditor and prey are the natural order of things, some call it the circle of life, and it has been going on since the beginning of time. Those animals you want put down feed nothing, just a wasted life. You just aren't intellegent enough to see the difference. Then what should I expect from an ignorant beech that would rather kill than cure?
dos reader

Dallas, TX

#41 Jan 22, 2013
Texan you keep comparing stray animals to people. They are not equal even though PETA loves to say "A fly is a rat is a dog is a boy." If that philosophy doesn't make you cringe you are as stupid as you sound.
Go back to North Richland Hills and play in the street.

Since: Sep 12

Weatherford, TX

#42 Jan 22, 2013
Texan wrote:
Well if I do I can count on you to have me put down. Eternal sleep I think you call it. Unlike you I do know how to vaccinate and medicate my animals as well as care for them. And yes, they would die with more dignity than you would, even as a meal for a coyote, the same as the bird or rodents that they feed on. Preditor and prey are the natural order of things, some call it the circle of life, and it has been going on since the beginning of time. Those animals you want put down feed nothing, just a wasted life. You just aren't intellegent enough to see the difference. Then what should I expect from an ignorant beech that would rather kill than cure?
Only a vet can give a rabies shot - state law. You may know how to give a shot but you never do ---- At one time man had predators, it's a shame you and yours killed them all off----

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