Marion Arkansas Animal Shelter Overcr...

Marion Arkansas Animal Shelter Overcrowded;Too Many Dogs At Marion ...

There are 29 comments on the WREG story from May 27, 2010, titled Marion Arkansas Animal Shelter Overcrowded;Too Many Dogs At Marion .... In it, WREG reports that:

The Marion Animal Shelter is making a plea to the public to adopt so it won't have to euthanize dozens of animals.

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Parciful

Kenilworth, NJ

#1 May 27, 2010
Post some pics of the animals needing homes,,,you'll get more responses.

Someone (a vet maybe?) should offer free/reduced priced spay/neuter programs around the area. There are many people out there that absolutely love their animals but can't afford the price to have them fixed. "accidents happen". The price to have spaying/neutering done is really high.(yeah and I know, so are raising/feeding unexpected litters, so we should be more careful,,blah blah blah) However the point remains,,those of us that can't afford to have it done, still love their animals regardless.
So how bout some nice vets lowering their prices or have "specials",,,help us that love our animals!
Bobbi Baker

Chickasha, OK

#2 May 27, 2010
If they would have the whole life history as an application then some dogs will be able to get adopted. But u have to have a perfect history to get an animal
TJMemphis

United States

#3 May 27, 2010
I wish they would have posted a link for us to see the dogs they are speaking of in this particular shelter. I wouldn't want to make the drive just to come back empty handed.
CONCERNED

Memphis, TN

#4 May 27, 2010
They take alot of these animals from people who ARE taking care of them then they don't got nothing to do with the dogs but put them down. That sucks..... Talk about abuse.
Bartlett voter

Memphis, TN

#6 May 27, 2010
Here you go.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AR61.html

At the bottom you can "Click here for a list of pets at this shelter".
mlw

Cordova, TN

#7 May 27, 2010
sad situation - i have ignorant neighbors who don't like dogs barking and call the police - therefore i have 7 cats - i hope they find homes for these helpless babies
animal lover

Southaven, MS

#8 May 27, 2010
why can't people spay and neuter their pets, the city so needs a low cost, charge by what the people make. all cities need this. breaks my heart that those poor babies are sitting in shelters and hoping they won't pick them to be next to die
Do like they do

Eads, TN

#10 May 27, 2010
Do like they do in some European countries. They take the strays have them fixed and collared then they let them loose. They called them licensed strays. People end up keeping them because they've been fixed.
Darlene Snyder Clark

United States

#11 May 27, 2010
Would just like to say how proud I am of my granddaughter Abby Gail Clark for all the volunteer work she gives the shelter. She has always loved animals and you could not have a more caring, loving individual to help out at the shelter. Kudos to Abby and the Marion Animal Shelter for all you do for the stray/abandoned animals.
Darlene Clark

United States

#12 May 27, 2010
lulzy wrote:
Why are they even housing these things instead of just gassing them immediately? Or hell, just throw them into a garbage dumpster and let time take care of it. Waste of money.
You are a heartless, selfish individual who must be really miserable because anyone who owns a pet, will tell you they get more love and joy from their pets and they are also great therapy. I hope by your comment that YOU never own a pet for the fear of what you would do to it.
Lassie Girl

Arlington, TN

#13 May 27, 2010
Kudos to the Memphis Humane Society. In the past they used to give vouchers for spay/neuter at participating local vets at $25 a pop, vs. the $75 regular price. Other caring Vets may be willing to honor these if asked. Is this voucher still available at this price???

Folks if you aren't responsible and spay/neuter as many animals as you can, you ARE contributing to the problem and the killing of innocent animals due to OVERPOPULATION.

Good Luck Marion! All the rescue animals in our FAMILY are incredible and have enriched our lives tremendously!
Jim

Memphis, TN

#14 May 28, 2010
Why not just make the previous owners take them back and make them take care of them.
Denise

Pasadena, CA

#15 May 28, 2010
Pit bulls have to be kept alone so they won't maim and kill each other, whereas other breeds can often be kept together in peace. The overflow of pits is not accidental. It is the result of an entire inudstry that breeds for fighting and then discards the thousands of pups that don't "qualify" for the pit. Even if they are adopted, if they are from a game bloodline, there is no way to predict when the animal aggression will kick in and the dog can't even help attacking an innocent pet or a stray walking down the road. Now they are being bred to be human aggressive and hundreds of children and adults are being attacked. Just put in a Google alert to be notified of pit bull attacks and you'll get a daily report in your e-mail.

The answer is to pass legislation to stop breeding for fighting AND provide spay/neuter programs. The average person doesn't want euthanasia but also doesn't want legislation that will crack down on the dog fighting industry because humane leaders don't realize it is the dogmen who are behind the NO BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) campaign, and they play right into their hands by saying it is a campaign to kill pit bulls. No, BSL is a campaign to protect and save pit bulls from the horrible fate they suffer in the hands of these people or by being dumped and ending up starving, injured or having to be euthanized. Wake up, people!!! This is not an accident--it is a plan to keep the shelters overcrowded so animal control can't seriusly go after dog fighting. It's going to get a lot worse, so just get used to euthanasia as the only humane way to deal with it--until we all get tired of the exploitation of pit bulls for greed, gambling and an outlet for depraved blood sport afficianados and we decide to really protect them.
Lis - Cordova

Memphis, TN

#16 May 28, 2010
Darlene Clark wrote:
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You are a heartless, selfish individual who must be really miserable because anyone who owns a pet, will tell you they get more love and joy from their pets and they are also great therapy. I hope by your comment that YOU never own a pet for the fear of what you would do to it.
Darlene, you made my day!!! This story breaks my heart, and for such a heartless sick individual to say something like that... You couldn't have responded better!!!!!!!!
Tanya Stevenson

United States

#17 May 28, 2010
Great words Auntie Darlene. Saw the story on the news and it's heart breaking. Wish I had more time so I could foster. Hope people will consider goin to the Marion Shelter if they are wanting an animal. Proud of Abby and all her good work!
lulzy

Jacksonville, AR

#18 May 28, 2010
I don't cry everytime I eat bacon, and I'll be damned if I worry about mutts being put down in a humane manner.
Bartlett voter

Memphis, TN

#19 Jun 1, 2010
lulzy wrote:
I don't cry everytime I eat bacon, and I'll be damned if I worry about mutts being put down in a humane manner.
Well, tell us something you care about and we'll try to make you understand our response to your post.

"charge by what the people make."
that's a communist idea if ever I heard one. I think I'll take the heartless SOB over this.
Babs

Henderson, NV

#20 Jun 3, 2010
lulzy wrote:
I don't cry everytime I eat bacon, and I'll be damned if I worry about mutts being put down in a humane manner.
I would hope you never own a pet of any kind. One of the most well known findings is that our altruistic nature in regards to animals is a factor in our level of humanity. This is why when they look at serial killers they look at how they treated and regarded animals.

These animals were brought into this world to be pets (not bacon).

You lulzy, are a bitter person.
Babs

Henderson, NV

#21 Jun 3, 2010
People need to stop buying puppies and dogs because they are "cute" or because their kids want one, etc. Backyard breeders and mass breeders should be outlawed.

A pet is a commitment for the life of that animal. You commit to taking care of and training them. Doing this right you end up with the only living being that will love you unconditionally. Period.
Babs

Henderson, NV

#22 Jun 3, 2010
lulzy wrote:
Why are they even housing these things instead of just gassing them immediately? Or hell, just throw them into a garbage dumpster and let time take care of it. Waste of money.
I was going to have one more reply for oyu. Then I realized something.....you are not worth it.

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