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#45
Jan 23, 2013
 
For all who would like to know about rabies and the effects - remember there is NO CURE!

http://www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/index.aspx...

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/rabi...
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#47
Jan 24, 2013
 
I have never compaired animals to humans, I can and do vaccinate and give my own shots to my animals. There are still animals that will prey on humans, an if bitten by a rabid animal there are a series of shots to avoid death. So Mary Rose tell me there is nothing that can be done for anyone who is exposed to rabies. As I said before; any excuse to kill rather than cure, that's your style.

Since: Sep 12

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#49
Jan 24, 2013
 
CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO VACCINATE YOUR ANIMALS???

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/cost.h...

Cost of Rabies Prevention

Although human rabies deaths are rare, the estimated public health costs associated with disease detection, prevention, and control have risen, exceeding $300 million annually. These costs include the vaccination of companion animals, animal control programs, maintenance of rabies laboratories, and medical costs, such as those incurred for rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Accurate estimates of these expenditures are not available. Although the number of PEPs given in the United States each year is unknown, it is estimated to be about 40,000. When rabies becomes epizootic or enzootic in a region, the number of PEPs in that area increases. Although the cost varies, a course of rabies immune globulin and five doses of vaccine given over a 4-week period typically exceeds $1,000. The cost per human life saved from rabies ranges from approximately $10,000 to $100 million, depending on the nature of the exposure and the probability of rabies in a region.

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#51
Jan 24, 2013
 
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/rabies...

How Would My Cat Get Rabies?

There are several reported routes of transmission of the rabies virus. Rabies is most often transmitted through a bite from an infected animal. Less frequently, it can be passed on when the saliva of an infected animal enters another animalís body through mucous membranes or an open, fresh wound.

The risk for contracting rabies runs highest if your cat is exposed to wild animals. Outbreaks can occur in populations of wild animals (most often raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes in this country) or in areas where there are significant numbers of unvaccinated, free-roaming dogs and cats. In the United States, rabies is reported in cats more than in any domestic species.

What Are the General Symptoms of Rabies?

Animals will not show signs immediately following exposure to a rabid animal. Symptoms can be varied and can take months to develop. Classic signs of rabies in cats are changes in behavior (including aggression, restlessness and lethargy), increased vocalization, loss of appetite, weakness, disorientation, paralysis, seizures and even sudden death.

Which Cats Are Most at Risk For Getting Rabies?

Unvaccinated cats who are allowed to roam outdoors are at the highest risk for rabies infection. Outdoor cats may, in the course of daily life, get into a fight with an infected wild animal or an infected stray dog or cat. And although widespread vaccination programs have helped to control rabies in dogs, feral cat populations remain a reservoir host for the rabies virus.

Since: Sep 12

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#54
Jan 25, 2013
 
Here they go again with their blame game ---
If it is so "cheap" to treat the animals why aren't they pulling the sick animals instead of the most adoptable ones? Why don't they open their own shelter - then they can proclaim to the world "we are no kill"!

Help Weatherford Shelter Pets And....shame on shelters who suddenly list every pet as being "sick" to think it's now ok to kill them. Kennel cough is not usually deadly for the majority of pets with decent immune systems. Many other sicknesses contracted like upper respiratory infections (URI) are able to be treated with simple antibiotics that are not costly to treat. It will take shelters partnering with rescues and fosters who can care for sick pets until they are well and able to be adopted.

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Since: Sep 12

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#56
Jan 25, 2013
 
Craig Lies wrote:
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Of all the crazies, u exempted, who visit this YOU actually make sense.
I hope you have nothing to do with theFaded5?
I do not know anything about the faded 5, nor do I know to whom the phase refers. Sorry ---

Since: Sep 12

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#58
Jan 27, 2013
 
Animal Rescuer wrote:
For the record, Fort Worth's animal shelter, is the one rampant with URI. This is the municipal shelter who pocketed big money from PetSmart Charities, but the agreement deal was they (FWACC) had to keep the pet adoption centers at petsmart FILLED with healthy pets. The WPCAS previous director, used to love to transfer 20-40 healthy adoptable pets to them to improve Weatherfords numbers on Live Release Rates. Thank goodness that nonsense was exposed to Weatherford's city council and that practice has ended! Fort Worth residents are finally also waking up and have started exposing lies and cover ups and wrong doing hidden in darkness at FWACC. The general public and the media press had been duped by the lies told by FWACC supervisor Michael Camp and FWACC director Brandon Bennett. Animal advocates across North Texas are pushing for shelter reform in numerous shelters and they are making headway, slowly we will see many shelters go "no kill". This movement is sweeping North Texas. It's about time. There are better ways. Shelters CAN adopt their way out of killing! Others already have. No need to build more shelters. We don't need to re-invent the wheel, we just need to fix the broken ones.
For the record - you are a broken record. Nothing is sweeping North Texas except your same tired old refrain. Animals are still being kept for months on end at the Weatherford shelter - they can't be much of a kill shelter, unless you want to count the sick, old, and those exposed to rabies. Your lack of originial thinking is appalling, maybe that is due to your lack of intelligence and education. Sorry dear, but your reading Wino's books don't count as education.
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#60
Jan 27, 2013
 
We cannot go No Kill but that promise by those two Councilmen that they would work toward LESS Kill was just an election ploy. They dont lift a finger to help.

I just hope that in their next life they do not end up at the Weatheford Animal Shelter at the end of a leash held by a worker who is cruel to animals.
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#61
Jan 28, 2013
 
Mary Rose is a kill junkie, and anyone who doesn't see it her way is an idiot and a liar. She claims to know more about everything than anyone. Personally I think we should make her choose one or two days a week to give animals that blissful; eternal sleep she's so fond of then let the rest of us come and watch HER put these animals down. You Mary Rose should be required to do it yourself; you and only you. If you want them dead YOU kill them. You do want them dead, kill not cure that's your way. BURN IN HELL!
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#62
Jan 28, 2013
 
A Good Girl wrote:
We cannot go No Kill but that promise by those two Councilmen that they would work toward LESS Kill was just an election ploy. They dont lift a finger to help.
I just hope that in their next life they do not end up at the Weatheford Animal Shelter at the end of a leash held by a worker who is cruel to animals.
If I believed in reincarnation I might think differently, but that ethos is as hard to grasp as some of the other "afterlife" beliefs. What if, when we die, that is it? You just die. Your brain stops making ideas and you cease to exist as a living thing.
Hard for you self-absorbed rubes to imagine?
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#63
Jan 28, 2013
 
IF>if my aunt had testicles she would be my uncle or just my nutty aunt, or perhaps Mary Rose. Define rubes please.

Since: Sep 12

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#64
Jan 28, 2013
 
Craig Lies wrote:
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I don't necessarily agree that no kill is the way to go. Sadly, there are just way to many animals folks either fail to spay or neuter or just let go wild. BUT some of the issues I am having a hard time understanding are: does the sheltor not do enough promoting to get the animals adopted? Do they promote healthy animals? This sheltor seems to have a death type pall hanging over it to me. Is there no compromise between you and them?
Surely somethings can be done at a bare minimum to re-establish some kind of working relationship between ya'll versus what's currently going on?
The shelter is doing what they can to save the animals even to the extent of keeping them in unsuitable kennels. The animal "girls" will tell you that if the city would just let them into the shelter to "volunteer" so many more could be saved. Well, when Pursley was there with Parker Paws and her 50+ volunteers the kill rate was much higher. They had that adoption trailer out every decent weekend, "volunteers" were running all around the shelter. They will tell you that the shelter employees need to go to some no-kill shindig put on by Austin Pets Alive - Austin Pets Alive can't even manage the overflow from the Austin city shelter. How can our shelter learn anything from a group that can't even get their act together? In addition Austin Pets Alive has their own rescue location - the "girls" here will tell you that one is not needed.(They don't want the work and responsibility of running a true rescue.) They want businesses to "get involved".(Donating a bunch of money to them) The other cities that are successful have a well respected group that supports the shelter. The "girls" here lost all credibility when they had their little screaming matches and temper fits with the city and who ever else would listen. No one wants to get involved with a group that has such a reputation. Had they not caused such a stink and worked with the city initially, they might have some creditability. They would do more good sticking with their little bunch of fosters and the low cost spay and neuter and leave the shelter alone. That alone makes me wonder, what are their real motives in constantly attacking the shelter?

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#65
Jan 28, 2013
 
Texan wrote:
IF>if my aunt had testicles she would be my uncle or just my nutty aunt, or perhaps Mary Rose. Define rubes please.
Rube is a country hick. Good description for you ----
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#66
Jan 29, 2013
 
Better a rube than a kill crazy bitch! The latter being a good description of you Mary.

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#68
Jan 29, 2013
 
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I do not understand why you must constantly quote others as kill crazy? Is it so impossible to believe with the amount of animal intake that maybe, just maybe they can not possibly sheltor out all animals?
I understand the issues and the need for the sheltor to obviosuly do a lot more than they do, but screaming and yelling never solved squat.
What are your suggestions for the shelter? The animals that have been there for months are now $25.00 to adopt. Dragging that trailer around usually results in few adoptions, takes employees away from the shelter when they are already short staffed. As to more money, the budget is set for this year. Approximately 90% of the animals come from the county rather than the city. I am alone in the wish that the county would limit the number of pets per household just as the city does.
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#69
Jan 30, 2013
 
MaryRoseSmith

I am upset that you are saying the shelter is keeping pets in unsuitable conditions. Please share what you know. What you saw. This needs fixed, ASAP!

Where are these kennels? How do you know this? Do you have photos? PLEASE share!

Most concerned for the animals and not concerned about all the other "drama".
dogs drool cats rule

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#70
Jan 30, 2013
 
Where did you get those county stats, MaryRoseSmith? I had no idea that 90 percent are county animals. That's really high. Can you post data, where you got that number? If you are correct and can prove it, then maybe it's time for the county to take over the city run shelter, or better yet have the county build their own shelter.

I would also like to know how you have so much inside information on the conditions animals are kept in, at the shelter. Are you saying the adoption kennels are not suitable? What is not suitable? What areas are you talking about? Are you meaning the buildings that are off limits to the general public? If that is what you mean, how do you have access to seeing them? Just wondering.

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#71
Jan 30, 2013
 
Crafter wrote:
MaryRoseSmith
I am upset that you are saying the shelter is keeping pets in unsuitable conditions. Please share what you know. What you saw. This needs fixed, ASAP!
Where are these kennels? How do you know this? Do you have photos? PLEASE share!
Most concerned for the animals and not concerned about all the other "drama".
http://www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/index.aspx...

Kennel E is the unsuitable kennel ---

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#72
Jan 30, 2013
 
dogs drool cats rule wrote:
Where did you get those county stats, MaryRoseSmith? I had no idea that 90 percent are county animals. That's really high. Can you post data, where you got that number? If you are correct and can prove it, then maybe it's time for the county to take over the city run shelter, or better yet have the county build their own shelter.
I would also like to know how you have so much inside information on the conditions animals are kept in, at the shelter. Are you saying the adoption kennels are not suitable? What is not suitable? What areas are you talking about? Are you meaning the buildings that are off limits to the general public? If that is what you mean, how do you have access to seeing them? Just wondering.
For the months of Oct 2012 - Dec 2012 the percentage of animals coming from outside Weatherford is actually 70%. If you follow the stats I think you will find the the percentages will vary according to kitten and puppy "season".

http://www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/DocumentCente...
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#73
Jan 31, 2013
 
As I suspected. Facts mentioned were incorrect.

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