SPCA seizes dogs

SPCA seizes dogs

There are 148 comments on the Evening Sun story from Feb 22, 2011, titled SPCA seizes dogs. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Adams County SPCA last week rescued about 16 dogs from an address along Route 30 in Franklin Township.

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Deer Hunter

Hanover, PA

#1 Feb 22, 2011
How much will you charge now for each dog?
Up Too Late

Gettysburg, PA

#2 Feb 22, 2011
Deer Hunter wrote:
How much will you charge now for each dog?
Enough to cover the cost of all the overtime needed, the extra food and vet costs, and the mandatory neutering fee. But don't worry, because if the SPCA can't adopt out these dogs-- the ones rescued from inhumane treatment-- they will "humanely" put them down.
bb mom

Gettysburg, PA

#3 Feb 22, 2011
sad thing is that they wont let people who dont have fenced in yards, or every 6 month check up for all their pets, but yet are more than willing to take them and give them a wonderful life, but the spca will say no! They need to chill a little on the rules for adopting a pet!!
gadget

York, PA

#4 Feb 22, 2011
the seized dogs on westminster pike were owned by the same ppl that the spca took dogs from a few years back look it up the other story was the gettysburg 8 this person is nothing more than a puppy mill that was less than 5 miles from the spca yet they did nothing about it despite complaints
Rescuer

Spring Grove, PA

#5 Feb 23, 2011
When shelters "chill a little" on who they adopt to, the dogs end up in the hands of people EXACTLY like this. No shelter that I know of requires a fenced yard, but they DO REQUIRE that you get your pets the recommended vaccinations. That's proof that you're a responsible pet owner and that you realize there is a cost to owning pets. It's a commitment. And if you aren't willing to make that commitment then you may be the kind of person who dumps their pet in a shelter when they require medical care because you aren't willing to put out the money. THAT is why they want to see some effort on your part. You say you'd provide a "great home" but you don't want to get the dog it's shots..... I'm sorry but the two go hand in hand.
Bad

Bethesda, MD

#6 Feb 23, 2011
I really hope that they prosecute these people to the full extent of the law and make them live in the same conditions in JAIL.

No excuse for this treatment of the animals.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#7 Feb 23, 2011
Rescuer wrote:
When shelters "chill a little" on who they adopt to, the dogs end up in the hands of people EXACTLY like this. No shelter that I know of requires a fenced yard, but they DO REQUIRE that you get your pets the recommended vaccinations. That's proof that you're a responsible pet owner and that you realize there is a cost to owning pets. It's a commitment. And if you aren't willing to make that commitment then you may be the kind of person who dumps their pet in a shelter when they require medical care because you aren't willing to put out the money. THAT is why they want to see some effort on your part. You say you'd provide a "great home" but you don't want to get the dog it's shots..... I'm sorry but the two go hand in hand.
yepper,people tend to splurge on flower beds, new decks and themselves. But feed their pets cheap food, forget about playing with them. I think the SPCA has the right idea, buck up if you want a pet that will love you unconditionally. ROCK ON!!!
Serendipity

Hanover, PA

#8 Feb 23, 2011
Rescuer wrote:
When shelters "chill a little" on who they adopt to, the dogs end up in the hands of people EXACTLY like this. No shelter that I know of requires a fenced yard, but they DO REQUIRE that you get your pets the recommended vaccinations. That's proof that you're a responsible pet owner and that you realize there is a cost to owning pets. It's a commitment. And if you aren't willing to make that commitment then you may be the kind of person who dumps their pet in a shelter when they require medical care because you aren't willing to put out the money. THAT is why they want to see some effort on your part. You say you'd provide a "great home" but you don't want to get the dog it's shots..... I'm sorry but the two go hand in hand.
You don't know of any shelters that require fenced yards??? EVERY shelter I looked into when I was looking to get a dog required I have a fenced yard (and I looked at as many as I could)! I have almost 2 acres with an odd layout and couldn't afford the cost of a fence AND a dog so I ended up buying from a private breeder. I got a great dog from a great home but I really did want to help a dog who was down on his luck, unfortunately, without a fence, I couldn't even apply. And just so you know, I spend over $600 a year making sure my dog is up to date on everything and is healthy. I would've given a shelter dog the best home...if I'd only had a fence...
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Feb 23, 2011
Serendipity wrote:
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You don't know of any shelters that require fenced yards??? EVERY shelter I looked into when I was looking to get a dog required I have a fenced yard (and I looked at as many as I could)! I have almost 2 acres with an odd layout and couldn't afford the cost of a fence AND a dog so I ended up buying from a private breeder. I got a great dog from a great home but I really did want to help a dog who was down on his luck, unfortunately, without a fence, I couldn't even apply. And just so you know, I spend over $600 a year making sure my dog is up to date on everything and is healthy. I would've given a shelter dog the best home...if I'd only had a fence...
Did you mention, instead of an entire two acre fenced yard, perhaps a dog run? There are dog parks back there, aren't there? We have dog parks for small and large dogs here. Yes, we do love our pets and care for them, for they are our best friends.
Krentler

Hanover, PA

#10 Feb 23, 2011
Thank goodness for the service that SPCA provides. They are so understaffed and underfunded that they cannot help EVERY animal, but do the best they can. I hope that people learn to either not get a pet or take care of it properly. That would help the organization greatly!
just saying

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Feb 23, 2011
i have no problem with them requiring you prove you can afford one...but when you are demanding 250.00 or more to adopt one. thats rediculas. I was looking into adopting a dog from a rescue group and they wanted 350.00 thats insane. why not let people that want to adopt a dog..volunteer to work off the intital costs that would prove how serious they were about adopting wouldnt it.?
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Feb 23, 2011
just saying wrote:
i have no problem with them requiring you prove you can afford one...but when you are demanding 250.00 or more to adopt one. thats rediculas. I was looking into adopting a dog from a rescue group and they wanted 350.00 thats insane. why not let people that want to adopt a dog..volunteer to work off the intital costs that would prove how serious they were about adopting wouldnt it.?
Come on now, you are pulling my suspenders, right?$250-350 to adopt a dog???? Really? For that price, you could adopt a wolf and keep down the mice population on that 2 acre home and garden lot!!!
Beware

Strasburg, PA

#13 Feb 23, 2011
There were two dogs at a local county shelter that they tried to adopt out as a bonded pair. Both were already neutered and up to date on their vaccinations. No one adopted them so they went to a boxer rescue. I saw the one dog, not the boxer, later on the rescue website. I was shocked to see that the rescue not only split the two dogs up but wanted $300 for the other dog who was already vaccinated and neutered.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Feb 23, 2011
It really is good to see that the SPCA does care and steps in to rescue animals in distress. Seriously, I do. I read last year in my hometown that they had set up animal food banks. Folks losing their jobs,barely making it on their own. Could take advantage of the free food offered for their pets. Also read that more pet owners were giving their pets to shelters, due to being unable to pay for their medical bills. But to charge such a high fee to adopt a pet, give me a break!! Money hungry monguls.
Past Adopter

Carlisle, PA

#15 Feb 23, 2011
Serendipity wrote:
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You don't know of any shelters that require fenced yards??? EVERY shelter I looked into when I was looking to get a dog required I have a fenced yard (and I looked at as many as I could)! I have almost 2 acres with an odd layout and couldn't afford the cost of a fence AND a dog so I ended up buying from a private breeder. I got a great dog from a great home but I really did want to help a dog who was down on his luck, unfortunately, without a fence, I couldn't even apply. And just so you know, I spend over $600 a year making sure my dog is up to date on everything and is healthy. I would've given a shelter dog the best home...if I'd only had a fence...
PLEASE check again with Adams County SPCA for their requirement, if any, about having a fenced yard. When I adopted from them in the past fencing was NOT a requirement. The SPCA must certainly know that they'd disqualify many excellent caretakers from adopting if they had this requirement. Look into it and please post the facts here in this forum so potential adopters won't be discouraged from applying. These dogs need help, and I would be surprised if the SPCA was willing to turn good people away because their yards are not fenced.
kajen

Duncannon, PA

#16 Feb 23, 2011
I hope Adams Co SPCA is very careful placing these dogs. I have seen dogs adopted from them in past years end up tied to doghouses 24/7, or running loose ( and getting hit). Even un -nuetered dogs adopted out, and no real follovv up to enforce neutering. These poor dogs need to be protected from ever ending up neglected/abused/exploited again.
Ace

Newville, PA

#17 Feb 23, 2011
From what I understand, the money that is spent per animal for adoption goes to food and medical care for the animals, maintenance for the facility, and to help with the expenses of foster homes for some of the more specialized situations (like animals with litters, or horses). The Goldenville Road facility is trying to save money up to expand so that they can hold more animals, as well as give indoor play areas for them. For as many animals as the SPCA takes in every year, the state gives them far too little in the way of funding.
Lois

Shippensburg, PA

#18 Feb 23, 2011
I can't ford that much money. but Iwound take
good care of a dog. I Would FEED will and take then for shot they are just like pople I Love Dogs
It sad to hear pople don't take dog or cats.
Lois

Shippensburg, PA

#19 Feb 23, 2011
pleas don't kill then spca
local

Gettysburg, PA

#20 Feb 23, 2011
The Rick & Sally Myers Animal Shelter does as good a job as they can considering the meager funding they recieve from Adams County. From what I understand the name was changed because Mr & Mrs Myers donated countless time and an ongoing financial donation to the shelter. Adams County and it's municipalities offer little in the way of financial help, yet expect full services. Take a trip to the shelter and see what these people are getting done in a building that needs to be torn down and rebuilt, with little funds. If you don't like the job they are doing, volunteer, or donate. I think they are miracle workers. Thanks to all involved

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