Actress Loretta Swit helping start no...

Actress Loretta Swit helping start no-kill animal rescue in St. Augustine

There are 18 comments on the St. Augustine Record story from Apr 24, 2012, titled Actress Loretta Swit helping start no-kill animal rescue in St. Augustine. In it, St. Augustine Record reports that:

"Hot Lips" comes to Florida this week to kick off a new St. Augustine-based animal welfare organization that wants to address pet overpopulation and treatment.

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Animal Lover

Saint Augustine, FL

#1 Apr 25, 2012
Great Events to help the animals!
seadog

Saint Augustine, FL

#2 May 11, 2012
Wouldn't be great if a celebrity came to town to help our homeless PEOPLE.
mush

Saint Augustine, FL

#5 May 16, 2012
I was in Publix yesterday and Loretta Swit was in front of me, I was joking with the cashier and Ms Switt had a attitude and said I better be joking with the cashier or she was gonne tell me off. The cashier told me who the woman was and when I went outside to ask her if she was really Loretta Swit, Loretta said yes and bye. I was almost told off and snubbed by the same person in the same day. :)

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#7 May 17, 2012
mush wrote:
I was in Publix yesterday and Loretta Swit was in front of me, I was joking with the cashier and Ms Switt had a attitude and said I better be joking with the cashier or she was gonne tell me off. The cashier told me who the woman was and when I went outside to ask her if she was really Loretta Swit, Loretta said yes and bye. I was almost told off and snubbed by the same person in the same day.:)
If your story is true it would seem that Ms. Switt, like many celebrities, is a bit too impressed with herself. On the other hand, at least she is advocating animal "welfare" and not the insane notion of animal "rights". Promoting responsible pet ownership is a good thing.

“9.99% of what happens...”

Since: Aug 11

...is not on the news

#8 May 17, 2012
seadog wrote:
Wouldn't be great if a celebrity came to town to help our homeless PEOPLE.
If a homeless person checks himself into a shelter is there a chance he'll be "put down" because someone won't give him a home?

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#9 May 18, 2012
Crazy Like FoxNews wrote:
<quoted text>
If a homeless person checks himself into a shelter is there a chance he'll be "put down" because someone won't give him a home?
If a homeless person checks into a shelter, is that person any less homeless? Or is he/she still a burden on society? The answer here isn't "no kill" shelters, they are a fallacy that is impossible to achieve. The answer is responsible pet ownership and the reduction of the number of animals abandoned on the streets and in shelters. Holding people responsible for what becomes of their unwanted pets is a good start.

“9.99% of what happens...”

Since: Aug 11

...is not on the news

#12 May 18, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>If a homeless person checks into a shelter, is that person any less homeless? Or is he/she still a burden on society? The answer here isn't "no kill" shelters, they are a fallacy that is impossible to achieve. The answer is responsible pet ownership and the reduction of the number of animals abandoned on the streets and in shelters. Holding people responsible for what becomes of their unwanted pets is a good start.
No, it doesn't make them any "less home-less", but do we kill them because they are a burden on society? There is a difference between homeless persons, and homeless animals. Usually a person becomes homeless because of poor choices that person has made in his/her own life, an animal becomes homeless because of poor decisions and choices a person makes on it's behalf. No-Kill is not un-achievable, do you think man would have ever walked on the moon if he had a pessimistic view of it? You're right, it does start with taking responsibility for the animals you decided to bring into your home. A lot of people don't understand that pet ownership is a commitment, and the length of that commitment depends of the lifespan of the animal. Most people don't plan pet ownership, they buy on impulse from pet stores, banning the sale of cats, and dogs in pet stores is also a good start. The pet store I buy my pet supplies from doesn't sell pets, it adopts them out from our local shelter.

hiss of death

“Bowhunting Is Euphoric”

Since: Jan 09

Double Lung em

#13 May 18, 2012
Crazy Like FoxNews wrote:
<quoted text>
If a homeless person checks himself into a shelter is there a chance he'll be "put down" because someone won't give him a home?
There is if the shelter is run by PETA.

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#14 May 18, 2012
Crazy Like FoxNews wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it doesn't make them any "less home-less", but do we kill them because they are a burden on society? There is a difference between homeless persons, and homeless animals. Usually a person becomes homeless because of poor choices that person has made in his/her own life, an animal becomes homeless because of poor decisions and choices a person makes on it's behalf. No-Kill is not un-achievable, do you think man would have ever walked on the moon if he had a pessimistic view of it? You're right, it does start with taking responsibility for the animals you decided to bring into your home. A lot of people don't understand that pet ownership is a commitment, and the length of that commitment depends of the lifespan of the animal. Most people don't plan pet ownership, they buy on impulse from pet stores, banning the sale of cats, and dogs in pet stores is also a good start. The pet store I buy my pet supplies from doesn't sell pets, it adopts them out from our local shelter.
PEOPLE create the problem. People who buy on impulse should be held responsible for their inability to control themselves. It is virtually impossible to operate a "no kill" shelter under current conditions. Until PEOPLE are made to accept responsibility for their actions the animals will continue to suffer. Every pet I've ever had has been a rescue of one sort or another. I made the mistake of sending a dog to a shelter one time in my life and I have never forgiven myself for what happened to him. I have never made that mistake again. As long as people are not penalized for their uncaring stupidity and allowed to shift the burden of their poor decision to others by abandoning their pets or dumping them at shelters the problem will continue. That is my point.

“9.99% of what happens...”

Since: Aug 11

...is not on the news

#15 May 19, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text> PEOPLE create the problem. People who buy on impulse should be held responsible for their inability to control themselves. It is virtually impossible to operate a "no kill" shelter under current conditions. Until PEOPLE are made to accept responsibility for their actions the animals will continue to suffer. Every pet I've ever had has been a rescue of one sort or another. I made the mistake of sending a dog to a shelter one time in my life and I have never forgiven myself for what happened to him. I have never made that mistake again. As long as people are not penalized for their uncaring stupidity and allowed to shift the burden of their poor decision to others by abandoning their pets or dumping them at shelters the problem will continue. That is my point.
Yes, and we agree, I said exactly what you said in different words, so what's the problem here? The part we don't agree on is that No-Kill is unattainable. I believe it is attainable over time if certain steps are taken in order to make it happen.

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#16 May 19, 2012
Crazy Like FoxNews wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, and we agree, I said exactly what you said in different words, so what's the problem here? The part we don't agree on is that No-Kill is unattainable. I believe it is attainable over time if certain steps are taken in order to make it happen.
Well, I guess you're saying the same thing I said differently if you mean those "steps taken to make it happen" are making pet owners responsible and reducing the number of unwanted pets. With out those two things happening in really big ways, "no kill" is only a pipe dream.

“9.99% of what happens...”

Since: Aug 11

...is not on the news

#17 May 21, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I guess you're saying the same thing I said differently if you mean those "steps taken to make it happen" are making pet owners responsible and reducing the number of unwanted pets. With out those two things happening in really big ways, "no kill" is only a pipe dream.
Agreed
S Taylor

Easley, SC

#18 Aug 17, 2012
seadog wrote:
Wouldn't be great if a celebrity came to town to help our homeless PEOPLE.
Why wait for a celebrity? Isn't there something YOU can do?
nuclear zombie named fred

Stanford, CA

#19 Aug 18, 2012
S Taylor wrote:
<quoted text>
Why wait for a celebrity? Isn't there something YOU can do?
of course not. THAT would be too easy..
Craig

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Aug 20, 2012
SO very well said Crazy & I agree with all you wrote & our pet stores also adopt out from rescue & from local shelters. When IO recently rescued my little dog from a no-kill shelter, they in turn go the animal regulation department & acquire a dog on death row, & bring back to the no kill shelter; another dog (or cat)saved. & several other non profit animal rescue groups do the same.
Crazy Like FoxNews wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it doesn't make them any "less home-less", but do we kill them because they are a burden on society? There is a difference between homeless persons, and homeless animals. Usually a person becomes homeless because of poor choices that person has made in his/her own life, an animal becomes homeless because of poor decisions and choices a person makes on it's behalf. No-Kill is not un-achievable, do you think man would have ever walked on the moon if he had a pessimistic view of it? You're right, it does start with taking responsibility for the animals you decided to bring into your home. A lot of people don't understand that pet ownership is a commitment, and the length of that commitment depends of the lifespan of the animal. Most people don't plan pet ownership, they buy on impulse from pet stores, banning the sale of cats, and dogs in pet stores is also a good start. The pet store I buy my pet supplies from doesn't sell pets, it adopts them out from our local shelter.
Craig

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Aug 20, 2012
There is a need for both, however, this article is about animals.
seadog wrote:
Wouldn't be great if a celebrity came to town to help our homeless PEOPLE.

hiss of death

“Bowhunting Is Euphoric”

Since: Jan 09

Double Lung em

#24 Aug 20, 2012
HUNTERS R PSYCHO COWARDS wrote:
Oops! Previous was posted on wrong thread :)
So when have you ever known where you are, dumbshit ?

No one will ever accuse you of being bright.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Aug 20, 2012
the idea is very good.
the only problem with a shelter. is that at times it makes getting a pet beyond a person's ability to be able to afford.
should not only be more of the no kill shelters. but also as well programs for those who want at least one companion animal, to be able to better afford a shelter pet.
.
due to that problem of being low income. I was not able to afford that. instead, I had to go the traditional route and took in a pair of farm feral cats into my house for free.
at least there is a few programs to help lower income families like mine to afford getting them neutered. in my case it was MNSNAP.
http://www.mnsnap.org/ Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program's fully equipped veterinary clinic on wheels delivers low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for animals belonging to shelters, rescues and low-income pet owners in Minnesota. We reach pets in neighborhoods where cost, transportation, or the absence of veterinary services is an obstacle to obtaining animal health care and spay/neuter services.

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