fayette county animal shelter big joke
YesSir

AOL

#21 Jul 25, 2011
Shaun that is the sheriff and county commissioners fault, the shelter human people do not have anything to do with comming and getting your og, they just house them after the sheriff well....arrests them, if there are no animal control officers on duty when ou call, that is the sheriffs fault, seems like i hear the same dog catcher on duty 20 hours a day, for all that over time they coud hire 3 full time officers with no over time, that just plain simple budgeting.BTW i am not so much ragging on the sheriff its just thats the way it has been done so long, maybe someone reading this can change it
disturbed

Oak Hill, WV

#22 Dec 31, 2012
I don't know why the people don't start a petition to have him fired from his job he don't do his job icalled 911 a dog was trying to bite me and he never came some help he is and one time when he did come about a dog he said just shoot it make sure it is in the gut so they have time to make it home and die isn't that something to say. they need some one that cares for the animals and the people not some jack ass that couldn't give a crap about either. now I have a dog beside me that is so skinny and sits out in the snow and rain because it don't have anything to sleep on I guess have throw him food a few times but I have to feed my own fill so sorry for it have sent two different messages to the shelter no one has ever come to check on him they are a poor excuse for the shelters or the warden .
MrMess01

Daniels, WV

#23 Jan 2, 2013
Do that dog a favor, steal it and take it to the shelter or ask them if you can have it for a friend and take it to the shelter, anything is better than starving or freezing to death. Your a good person for caring about it.
ummm

Sophia, WV

#24 Mar 7, 2013
SO SAD wrote:
They came and got my pet while I was out of town. They did not even leave a note on the door. My dog dug out of the pin while I was gone. No note, call, or anything. Needless to say, my dog was killed by the time I arrived home. I have been so upset since then. That is dirty and WRONG.
. Same thing happen to us we have a fence and pur dog wouldn't never or could jump it by the time we got back a few days later they had put him down and I was devastated I don't like them period high kill shelter
Information please

Connersville, IN

#25 Jul 12, 2013
Is the shelter open on Saturdays?
right on

Ashburn, VA

#26 Jul 12, 2013
Been there wrote:
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The animal Shelter takes your call and makes up a form and gives it to the animal control officer (Sheriff's employee). From that point he can do with it what he wants. If he wants to go check out the strays he will, if he wants to throw the form in the garbage he can do that also. Every time you call they give him the form and from that point it is out of the shelters hands. I hate that you are having troubles but if the animal control officer isn't doing his job you need to tell the Sheriff. A pack of strays can be dangerous.
I agree with this completely. There were two pit bulls on a chain that kept running loose in our neighborhood, the shelter would pass it to the dog catcher, he would either not come, say he couldn't find them or didn't know where he was going, it was ridiculous. The town was contacted and the police came twice. My neighbor and I were told by fayetteville town manager there wasnt anything they could do, even though there were ordinances they could drag them to town court fine them but the people didn't have anything so, a fine wouldn't matter. These renters moved away and took there dogs. I kept track of my calls and my neighbors and who came and when and if something had happened to the 7 children that live on our street we would have a nice lawsuit. By the way my other neighbor called about a pregnant cat and they came two days later. Dare I say LAZY!!!!
Curious

Oak Hill, WV

#27 Jul 12, 2013
Why can't someone try to help the shelter start a free or low cost spay and neuter program that travels? There are to many unfixed stray animals in Fayette County if we eliminate some of the animals we eliminate some of the problems.I know some states take old public transportation buses and make what they call spay shuttles out of them. They park in a public place and take in at least 20 animals at a time in by eight out by five.One vet. and a couple of techs. I think they use college students who need to do internships to cut costs. They also offer rabies shots & tags and a few other services. These services are done on animals as young as eight weeks old.
boowho

Charleston, WV

#28 Jul 17, 2013
alynnes wrote:
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I agree with you, I would have picked up a 22 and shot it! No animal has the right to bite a child!! Next time don't threaten and don't tell anyone, people need to take responsibility for dogs that bite and not just let them run free and expect everyone else to just deal with it!
I would kill a dog over my kids,real fast also,and I get tired of putting up with my neighbors dogs barking continuously,and tearing up my trash and yard furniture,if u have a dog,its ur dog and u should take care of it,not let it be a nusence to ur neighbors,and feed them give them some water,that usually will shut them right up!
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Meg

Oak Hill, WV

#30 Sep 22, 2013
I called 911 about a dog because when I called the shelter they said they couldn't do anything for 3 days. I have two kids and the dog wouldn't respond to us. The 911 operator bluntly have me permission to shoot it if it even appeared aggressive.
hmmm

Fayetteville, WV

#31 Sep 22, 2013
What kills me is how they are always "looking" for people to adopt or foster a pet. Last year we took our daughter to get a cat and they wouldn't let us adopt any cats/kittens because we have kids! Half the people looking to adopt an animal have children! How can they do that?!
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Animal lover

Oak Hill, WV

#35 Sep 24, 2013
hmmm wrote:
What kills me is how they are always "looking" for people to adopt or foster a pet. Last year we took our daughter to get a cat and they wouldn't let us adopt any cats/kittens because we have kids! Half the people looking to adopt an animal have children! How can they do that?!
I trust the judgement of the people working at the shelter over yours. I'm fairly sure that this isn't just about your daughter. Maybe it was also your demeanor and attitude. Cats, dogs and small animals need to be protected from people who will handle them roughly and neglect and abuse them.
No one special

Beckley, WV

#36 Sep 24, 2013
dog lover wrote:
Dogs need to live inside not outside on a chain.
The animal shelter is not run very well.
The dog catcher is a joke!
We need a no kill shelter in fayette county.
Come and volunteer one day at the shelter and you will see how we operate not very well i might add. we need more volunteers and more money from the county. the citizens of fayette will not donate because of the way the shelter is run. too many dogs are killed at this shelter They do a transport to virginia but too many are still not given a chance to be adopted. Also set up at the new pet smart for adoptions.
Where is the Fayette County Animal Shelter? Would you give me directions to it please? Thanks.
liveslife4me

Bladensburg, MD

#37 Apr 11, 2014
I think it's a disgrace to only have one dog warden in fayette cty. The vehicle he drives is paid for by tax payers money and it sits at his house and when he's off sick, vacation etc nobody else has the authority to drive the truck. Some thing drastically needs to change in fayette cty.
Radny

Oak Hill, WV

#38 Apr 12, 2014
What happens to the dogs pet stores don't sell? Are they euthanized? I see deplorable treatment of animals everywhere, why pick on the animal shelter?
i narked on my mom

Beckley, WV

#39 Apr 12, 2014
i used to have a dog till i found out my mom was a werewolf so i narked on her and now she's being experimented on
Basil

Sophia, WV

#40 Apr 24, 2014
Ammie wrote:
...If you have problems with the strays call 911 and tell them, then the dog catcher will be there the same day that you call. I hope that helps..
Please don't ever call 911 if you're having problems with stray dogs in your neighborhood. It's very unlikely that's a critical emergency situation. Just call the Sheriff's Department on their non-emergency number.
Basil

Sophia, WV

#41 Apr 24, 2014
liveslife4me wrote:
I think it's a disgrace to only have one dog warden in fayette cty. The vehicle he drives is paid for by tax payers money and it sits at his house and when he's off sick, vacation etc nobody else has the authority to drive the truck. Some thing drastically needs to change in fayette cty.
That's a very valid complaint. I think you should contact Sheriff Kessler about your concern, It might also be a good idea to contact Matt Wender on the County Commission.
Basil

Sophia, WV

#42 Apr 24, 2014
hmmm wrote:
What kills me is how they are always "looking" for people to adopt or foster a pet. Last year we took our daughter to get a cat and they wouldn't let us adopt any cats/kittens because we have kids! Half the people looking to adopt an animal have children! How can they do that?!
Cats and kittens are not toys. They're living animals. They must be protected from abuse and rough handling. The good people at the animal shelter did the right thing.
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Basil

Sophia, WV

#44 Apr 24, 2014
ummm wrote:
<quoted text>. Same thing happen to us we have a fence and pur dog wouldn't never or could jump it by the time we got back a few days later they had put him down and I was devastated I don't like them period high kill shelter
You say "a few days later"...? Exactly how many days did you wait? The animal shelter will tell you how many days you waited if you can't recall.
Basil

Sophia, WV

#45 Apr 24, 2014
concerned wrote:
Its all a money racket.. My dog broke his chain while I was at work because of all the strays running around that the dog catcher WILL NOT pick up becuz i have called several times. Now they are holding my dog for 10 days becuz he got caught with some strays and the animal shelter is charging me $5 pr day, plus $25 to pick him up thats $75 they are getting. Now I know why they dont get strays its becuz they cant charge anyone for housing them... What a joke! My neighbors have 15 dogs, no exaggeration.. that run freely that the dog catcher just drives by and never picks up I seen it myself.
If you're keeping a dog on a chain, you shouldn't be allowed to have a dog.

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