Montcalm County animal abuse update

Montcalm County animal abuse update

There are 14 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Montcalm County animal abuse update. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Montcalm County - There is new information about an alleged case of animal cruelty in Montcalm County.

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Grand Haven, MI

#1 Mar 20, 2008
All I read was blah, blah, blah... give me a break. The county is as bad as both owners.

Coleman, MI

#2 Mar 20, 2008
Why is it when this kind of thing happens; everyone trys to pass the buck! Why didn't someone take care of the matter when they were called the first time. I hope they get to the bottom of this and find out who let this problem slip thru the system and the animals had to suffer for someone's neglance or just plain lazyness.
Baruch HaShem

Grand Haven, MI

#3 Mar 20, 2008
I agree with the both of the above comments, there is absolutely no excuse for this and there is plenty of blame for everyone. The county should not have ignored the problem once the neighbors did the right thing and called it in, they (county) were just hoping it would go away.
The people and I call them people very reluctantly, because most people would not do this, they are not part of the human race. They should be fined, or even jailed for this type of treatment, can you imaging what or how they just might treat there children, if they have kids.
It is a reflection of the people living in the area and even in the State, and I know that most people would not do this.
Maybe our great Governor and the fantastic over worked Representatives in Lansing looking for more money for the state budget. Could possibly consider some form of new fine or legislation against this kind of treatment, double it, triple it or something.
God Bless America.

Baldwinsville, NY

#4 Mar 20, 2008
I really don't think this should become a criminal matter. Don't we have more important issues to deal with?

Loveland, CO

#5 Mar 20, 2008
Alex wrote:
I really don't think this should become a criminal matter. Don't we have more important issues to deal with?
ALEX- seeing animals suffering is nothing to sneeze at these acts were intentional and someone should pay for that, If this were a child you would be outraged but instead its an animal that depends on you as much as a human. These dogs had no where to go they were chained TO DEATH. I think that this world has some serious issues, but if you don't want a dog don't get one it is an OPTION. If you can't take care of it, someone will if you bring it to the right place. These people CHOOSE to KILL these animals by standing by and watching them die. THIS is a CRIME and they should be punished!!!!

Since: Sep 07

Muskegon, MI

#6 Mar 20, 2008
It sounds to me like the county is trying to cover up the fact they have had reports and did not do a thing about it. A case like this happened in Muskegon and the woman was sent to prison for it. She had dead dogs, dead cats, and real bad off monkey and a couple dogs that should have been dead but survived.

I think cases like this the owners should get the same criminal charges as if the animals were human. I love my pets like they are my kids and I treat them that way. I believe if you can't treat your pets they way you want to be treated you should not have them in the first place.

Granbury, TX

#7 Mar 20, 2008
The biggest problem here is. Even if the county showed up to supposedly rescue the animals. Rescue for what? Certainly NOT adoption, you only have to look at the adoption rate by this bunch of county loosers.( 6% of dogs, 1% of cats ). Most of the animals were sold to R&R research. So rescued for what? To die a torchered life as a lab animal. The REAL problem is, the only thing the county In-Humane society is doing is collecting a paycheck and getting county benifits at taxpayers expense. If you want to blame!! How about the county COMMISSIONERS, thats where the buck stops. There is not a commissioner that doesn't know those animals are being sold to research. If the county didn't plow the roads wouldn't you blame the county? If the county IN-Humane society would have responded when the people next door called 2 months ago should have prevented this. I think dump them alll and start over, HUMANLY.
Sparta Mich

Jenison, MI

#8 Mar 21, 2008
i am not the least bit surprised. Like all government employees, no accountability, no fear of losing their jobs.
Sheri Holland

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Mar 21, 2008
Alex wrote:
I really don't think this should become a criminal matter. Don't we have more important issues to deal with?
Are you related to the Sheriff, the fine commissioners or the class B dealer? You sound like you would be a good fit with their mentality.
Maybe you think the suffering and death these helpless animals went through was not important but I bet they would disagree. Have a little compassion, will you.

Sand Lake, MI

#10 Mar 21, 2008
Sparta Mich wrote:
i am not the least bit surprised. Like all government employees, no accountability, no fear of losing their jobs.
Bottom Line. I am sure that you have been to R and R and know their practices RIGHT? and I am sure that you donate time and money to the animil shelter RIGHT? Take a stan or sit back down is my motto!!!!

United States

#11 Mar 21, 2008
Alex wrote:
I really don't think this should become a criminal matter. Don't we have more important issues to deal with?
I read somewhere that "A country is judged by the way it treats it's elderly.. and it's animals"

Jenison, MI

#12 Apr 9, 2008
I recently went to visit the moncalm county animal shelter..HOW DISGUSTING.. these helpless dogs had no food or water in their chainlink homes one of the dogs had poop stuck in her ear of these precious creatures name was brin and she was a boxer pit mix.i walk in and she didnt even bark at me she cowered down as if i was about to beat her..she had sores on her feet her nipples were so enlarged and she stunk just disgusting her ears look as if they have been cut here and there with scissors or maybe she came from a puupy mill before she went to the shelter which in her case was a good think because i decided i wanted her i wanted that adult dog to be mine.She didnt even walk out of her chainlink home she was weak and thin and just gross.I knew she was the one for my family and just one day after getting her she perked up and just loves to cuddle.we named her halo sky she is an angel. i am a member of ASPCA and i have never been more disgusted in a shelter as i was with this one..people if you want a dog or cat please go there to get a new family member they need help all of the dogs and cats need help.the shelter is about 45 mins from grand rapids and ya know it will be well worth the trip because there are so so so many cute and cuddly family members there.rescue a dog or a cat..1 dog off the streets and out of a shelter avoids death and torture.I AM PROUD TO SAY I RESCUED MY 6th dog from that the same. go to moncalm county animal and view some of dogs.not all of them are on the site as i found out when i visited there.i spent about 2 hours there.i just kept asking questions on when the dogs will be put down.go rescue them please....

Coleman, MI

#13 Apr 9, 2008
Good Job KDB. We need more people with your attitude. If everyone followed your lead maybe there would no longer be a need for animal shelters. Believe me, if I had the ways and the means, I would create a no-kill shelter in a heartbeat. At this writing, I have 8 indoor cats, 1 outdoor cat, and am feeding 4 abandoned neighbor cats. It's not easy but I do the best I can. The outdoor cat belongs to my (irresponsible) neighbor. We just paid the local vet $150.00 to neuter him and do surgery on his injured ear. More people need to step up to the plate. Believe me, it's a great feeling.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#14 Apr 11, 2008
Keep getting the word out too! We adopted a pit from the Shelter two weeks ago. She's the best dog and fits right in with our other 3.

We need more people paying attention to what's going on at the shelter too. There are a lot of goings on there that they don't want the public to know about, and the volunteers that are active within the shelter the less they can get away with.

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