pike county animal shelter
isittrue

Anderson, SC

#41 Jan 30, 2010
Someone in the court house told me this week that the Pike County Humane Society made a proposal to the county to take over and run the shelter. Is this going to be a good thing or a bad thing?
nope

United States

#42 Jan 31, 2010
isittrue wrote:
Someone in the court house told me this week that the Pike County Humane Society made a proposal to the county to take over and run the shelter. Is this going to be a good thing or a bad thing?
if they do there want be a shelter within a year
Angry citizen

Pikeville, KY

#43 Jan 31, 2010
isittrue wrote:
Someone in the court house told me this week that the Pike County Humane Society made a proposal to the county to take over and run the shelter. Is this going to be a good thing or a bad thing?
You think its bad now??? If they take over, the monoploy quadruples.
kalamazu

Ransom, KY

#44 Jan 31, 2010
Stop Complaining wrote:
The animal shelter staff have at least fifty to one hundred animals to take care of. They don't get breaks from their jobs like you do yours, if you even work. They have to feed, water, and clean up after all of those animals every day, as well as preparing newcomers for adoption and treating any animals that are sick or injured.
If some of their animals are adopted out sick, it's probably because they had sicker ones to tend to at the time. If it isn't that, maybe they just don't have enough help? If you think the animals need to be taken care of better, stop by and help them out for a few hours. Complaining isn't going to help any of the animals, but volunteering will.
I have called on several occasions and tried to volunteer. I am told someone will call you but they never do. So I got sick of asking and now I stop and feed strays myself.
Wanted Man

Anderson, SC

#45 Feb 1, 2010
Stop Complaining wrote:
The animal shelter staff have at least fifty to one hundred animals to take care of. They don't get breaks from their jobs like you do yours, if you even work. They have to feed, water, and clean up after all of those animals every day, as well as preparing newcomers for adoption and treating any animals that are sick or injured.
If some of their animals are adopted out sick, it's probably because they had sicker ones to tend to at the time. If it isn't that, maybe they just don't have enough help? If you think the animals need to be taken care of better, stop by and help them out for a few hours. Complaining isn't going to help any of the animals, but volunteering will.
I think it might be there job!!!!!!!!
Complaining

Pikeville, KY

#46 Feb 2, 2010
Stop Complaining wrote:
The animal shelter staff have at least fifty to one hundred animals to take care of. They don't get breaks from their jobs like you do yours, if you even work. They have to feed, water, and clean up after all of those animals every day, as well as preparing newcomers for adoption and treating any animals that are sick or injured.
If some of their animals are adopted out sick, it's probably because they had sicker ones to tend to at the time. If it isn't that, maybe they just don't have enough help? If you think the animals need to be taken care of better, stop by and help them out for a few hours. Complaining isn't going to help any of the animals, but volunteering will.
Everytime I have ever been there 3 or 4 of them have been sitting in the office with their feet propped up and don't even bother to help you. I walkeed out an went to Prestonsburg and adopted my dog and I love him. He's the best dog ever. A friend of mine wanted to volunteer and they told him they didn't need volunteers.
lovely

Roanoke, VA

#47 Feb 2, 2010
my sister n law and I went about a week ago and got 2cats. They told us some of them were sick, but you take that chance with animal shelter animals. This makes my 2nd one I adopted, when they come out of the shelter, both have been sick but they were caged up with tons of other animals an they don't have the supplies needed to take care of them as a vet would. Thats why everyone needs to adopt an animal and giving them a better home. I just wish they could get funds to get more care for the animals than they do. My Sis-in-laws cat almost died an she took him back to the shelter and they were really friendly an said they would dr the kitten an let her adopt an adult cat. The people at the animal shelter are good people, but like that one girl said they aren't vets.
Hello

Pikeville, KY

#48 Feb 3, 2010
Rose deskins is a liar and kills innocent dogs and keeps great dogs just because the have a court case pending... shes not worth being spit on...
Curious

Chesterfield, MO

#49 Feb 6, 2010
Hello wrote:
Rose deskins is a liar and kills innocent dogs and keeps great dogs just because the have a court case pending... shes not worth being spit on...
FYI it's law that a dog with an on-going court case cannot be euthanized until the case is resolved. They are considered as evidence so they can't be euthed until the case is over. That isn't her choice, she is only following the law.
you r a dumbass

Pikeville, KY

#50 Feb 10, 2010
Curious wrote:
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FYI it's law that a dog with an on-going court case cannot be euthanized until the case is resolved. They are considered as evidence so they can't be euthed until the case is over. That isn't her choice, she is only following the law.
BULLSHIT!! Maybe if u read the laws u would know the correct answer.
For Real

Pikeville, KY

#51 Feb 15, 2010
Why don't you call an animal shelter and ask what they do with animals in a pending case? The Hazard Animal Shelter had to hold 2 dogs for over 6 months due to a pending case. The court would not allow them to be destroyed because they are considered to be evidence. If the party is found guilty they must reimburse the shelter for the cost of food and if I am not mistaken a boarding fee. If you remember the large puppymill bust in Pikeville about 4 years ago involving a former county official, the only dogs that were euthed were those that were suffering from incurable circumstances and it was more humane to euth them. That is the only instance where a court will grant the shelter permission to euth. Even then, they have to take pictures and have vet info, etc., about the dogs to use as evidence. My mother has one of those dogs and we had to foster it for months not knowing if he might win the case. If he would have, the dogs would have had to be returned to him. Unfortunately animals are still seen as property in the state of Kentucky and therefore, evidence if they are involved in a court case.
THE TRUTH

Pikeville, KY

#52 Feb 15, 2010
For Real wrote:
Why don't you call an animal shelter and ask what they do with animals in a pending case? The Hazard Animal Shelter had to hold 2 dogs for over 6 months due to a pending case. The court would not allow them to be destroyed because they are considered to be evidence. If the party is found guilty they must reimburse the shelter for the cost of food and if I am not mistaken a boarding fee. If you remember the large puppymill bust in Pikeville about 4 years ago involving a former county official, the only dogs that were euthed were those that were suffering from incurable circumstances and it was more humane to euth them. That is the only instance where a court will grant the shelter permission to euth. Even then, they have to take pictures and have vet info, etc., about the dogs to use as evidence. My mother has one of those dogs and we had to foster it for months not knowing if he might win the case. If he would have, the dogs would have had to be returned to him. Unfortunately animals are still seen as property in the state of Kentucky and therefore, evidence if they are involved in a court case.
yeah the pike county incident your talking about was a political move to get this guy where it hurts most and that is in his bank account so know the facts before you try to look smart and up to date on this information that is totally wrong. now you know the rest of the story.
For Real

Pikeville, KY

#53 Feb 15, 2010
I could care less why that puppymill was busted. I do not know the man, and really could care less about his political career. I just wanted to let the public know why animals at the shelter are not euthed right away if they are involved in a pending court case, which is sometimes unfortunate because it takes up nessary space that more adoptable animals desperately need. I am not trying to look smart, I am simply stating the truth. Where was there a false statement in anything that I stated in my earlier post? Like I said above, why don't you call the local animal shelters in SE KY (Hazard, Floyd, Leslie, Louisa, and Pikeville) and inquire about the protocal for animals in a court case? I have visted all of the above shelters numerous times and I have asked about their policies and they have all told me about the same thing. They hold them until the court tells them to do otherwise. Sometimes when a mass quantity of animals in taken in(like in the Pikeville puppymill case), they place them in foster homes until the conclusion of the trial. Then, the person if found guilty must pay restitution to the shelter.
truthsayer

Anderson, SC

#54 Feb 15, 2010
THE TRUTH wrote:
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yeah the pike county incident your talking about was a political move to get this guy where it hurts most and that is in his bank account so know the facts before you try to look smart and up to date on this information that is totally wrong. now you know the rest of the story.
No it wasn't a political move. I saw those animals and some were in deplorable conditions. The guy was out of office and no threat to any political person because he couldn't get 50 votes in the entire county. There were dead animals on his premises and a golden retriever with only hair and bones left laying in his yard. You need to get your facts straight cause For Real is correct on this one. From what I understand he is doing it agian and needs to be busted again.
For Real

Pikeville, KY

#55 Feb 15, 2010
Truthsayer- My mother has one of those dogs and EVERYTHING you just said is the truth. When we got the little Yorkie she was afraid of everything! Any sound and she was diving under the couch. She refused to walk on grass and would only go potty on the concrete. She has a crazy fascination with eating bugs. She goes into a trance and eats every bug she sees, you have to physcially pick her up and bring her inside of the house to make her stop. She has major anxiety that she takes daily meds for. She has spells when she gets so upset that she bites all of her hair off. She was a matted, underweight mess when we got her, but you should see her now. We wouldn't give any amount of money for her, she is a wonderful dog but she still suffers from what she was put through in her past life. Let me assure you though that those days are over. She lives a wonderful life now and goes everywhere with my mom. I hope the other dogs that lived through that hell found a great home!
those who know

Chesterfield, MO

#56 Feb 16, 2010
it is true that the shelters do euthanize animals. most of the reason is due to over population in the shelter. pike county has a very high rate kill well over 8,000 for 2009, a hugh quantity of those animals more than likely could have been saved if only the so called help there would have tried to call rescues for help. this shelter is run very badly, the kennels are nasty and smell bad, the dogs are crowded in kennels and if they should be outside some of them are too scared to even go inside, parvo ran rampad there a while ago, instead of not taking any more in until the risk was over they simply stuffed animals back into that particular "holding cell" beware of wolves in sheeps clothing, the ramrod of that shelter has two faces, one if she is thinking she is going to impess someone and another that really doesn't give a hoot about those animals. and yes it is true that 9 out of 10 times while there i saw two and three people sitting and net surfing and the rest not doing much either, i did see a kid feeding and cleaning a cat cage once.
as to the comment about the aspca and peta. you are mistaken. the appalachian spca IS a non profit organization and is mostly ran by women and some volunteers. they have no facility in which to take in animals. they rescue animals from local shelters that are of risk of euthanization and place them in foster homes which mainly consists of themselves, taking care of the dogs or cats. some have as many as 6 at a time. these animals are worked with and vetted as well as being neutered or spayed, and then are offered up for adoption, only if the potential owner has acceptable living conditions for the animal. i think it would be stupid to take an animal from a high kill shelter just to euthanize it like someone may have implied.people need to think before they post a comment, do a little research. this group is working year round to make changes with the animal population, like not adopting out animals until they are "fixed" some of the animals that they receive are from puppy mills and those animals require an extreme amount of attention to rehabilitate them into an environment other than a cage and being around humans that are not cruel.
they do not go around throwing their weight around and "sticking" their noses, i believe was the comment into someones business, but if there is a dog and a litter of puppies or cats and kittens that have been thrown away, i say yes they would probably try to help those animals. it is easier for a person to get an animal free or even pay for one and for some reason refuse to have it fixed than it is for them to go to a vet or low cost vet clinic and pay for their pet to be fixed. then when that person is overcrowded with animals what do they do? DUMP THEM AND LEAVE. this is why there are so many strays and why most shelters are overrun. that is still no excuse for high kill shelter. and once again the appalachian spca does not euthanize animals. and they do not do like peta, throw blood on someones fur coat. anyway i would think anyone around here would look silly wearing a fur especially in such a poor region. both organizations do accept donations, i know for a fact that the appalachian spca uses their money for vet purposes and expences on the animals only.
puppy mama

Anderson, SC

#57 Feb 20, 2010
those who know wrote:
it is true that the shelters do euthanize animals. most of the reason is due to over population in the shelter. pike county has a very high rate kill well over 8,000 for 2009, a hugh quantity of those animals more than likely could have been saved if only the so called help there would have tried to call rescues for help. this shelter is run very badly, the kennels are nasty and smell bad, the dogs are crowded in kennels and if they should be outside some of them are too scared to even go inside, parvo ran rampad there a while ago, instead of not taking any more in until the risk was over they simply stuffed animals back into that particular "holding cell" beware of wolves in sheeps clothing, the ramrod of that shelter has two faces, one if she is thinking she is going to impess someone and another that really doesn't give a hoot about those animals. and yes it is true that 9 out of 10 times while there i saw two and three people sitting and net surfing and the rest not doing much either, i did see a kid feeding and cleaning a cat cage once.
as to the comment about the aspca and peta. you are mistaken. the appalachian spca IS a non profit organization and is mostly ran by women and some volunteers. they have no facility in which to take in animals. they rescue animals from local shelters that are of risk of euthanization and place them in foster homes which mainly consists of themselves, taking care of the dogs or cats. some have as many as 6 at a time. these animals are worked with and vetted as well as being neutered or spayed, and then are offered up for adoption, only if the potential owner has acceptable living conditions for the animal. i think it would be stupid to take an animal from a high kill shelter just to euthanize it like someone may have implied.people need to think before they post a comment, do a little research. this group is working year round to make changes with the animal population, like not adopting out animals until they are "fixed" some of the animals that they receive are from puppy mills and those animals require an extreme amount of attention to rehabilitate them into an environment other than a cage and being around humans that are not cruel.
they do not go around throwing their weight around and "sticking" their noses, i believe was the comment into someones business, but if there is a dog and a litter of puppies or cats and kittens that have been thrown away, i say yes they would probably try to help those animals. it is easier for a person to get an animal free or even pay for one and for some reason refuse to have it fixed than it is for them to go to a vet or low cost vet clinic and pay for their pet to be fixed. then when that person is overcrowded with animals what do they do? DUMP THEM AND LEAVE. this is why there are so many strays and why most shelters are overrun. that is still no excuse for high kill shelter. and once again the appalachian spca does not euthanize animals. and they do not do like peta, throw blood on someones fur coat. anyway i would think anyone around here would look silly wearing a fur especially in such a poor region. both organizations do accept donations, i know for a fact that the appalachian spca uses their money for vet purposes and expences on the animals only.
I met some of these women (Appalachain spca) at the vets office friday. They were getting dogs vetted to go out to rescues this weekend. The way they treated and loved on those dogs you would have thought they were theres. they asked me to come to their next adoption event and help them and I think I may because they seem to really care about the animals.
kitten

Elkhorn City, KY

#58 Feb 20, 2010
I would love a kitten
wondering

Pikeville, KY

#59 Feb 21, 2010
puppy mama wrote:
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I met some of these women (Appalachain spca) at the vets office friday. They were getting dogs vetted to go out to rescues this weekend. The way they treated and loved on those dogs you would have thought they were theres. they asked me to come to their next adoption event and help them and I think I may because they seem to really care about the animals.
I was wondering where and when is their next adoption fair going to be? I love animals and I try to help out the strays as much as I can and I really want to do more. It breaks my heart to see all these animals that have no home and no one to love them. So so sad.
new news

Chesterfield, MO

#60 Feb 23, 2010
the next adoption fair is going to be this saturday february 27 from 11:00 to 3:00 pm. at
Tractor Supply, they have a large amount of dogs up for adoption they are really cute.if anyone is interested in adoption or perhaps fostering until the dogs or pups can be placed please call or come to the adoption fair. they need help fostering really bad, all their homes are full. you can donate or even sponser a foster dog to help with vetting or food. their website www.appalachianspca.org has a paypal site to donate or sponser a animal. they have even had people donate money in the name of a personal friend or a loved one that has passed away which i think is something wonderful, some people do this in lue of flowers. these folks transported twelve dogs to a spay and neuter clinic saturday, as well as transporting 11 dogs to a rescue, three were also picked up by them from a shelter in clay city. these dogs were very adoptable dogs, but no one wanted them. also a puppy was picked up that was blind and was on a truck to be taken and euthanized, this puppy was saved and handed over to a foster mom who will keep her until a good home is found. all this was done out of pocket by the spca, it costs money and time to do this good work and anything that anyone could do to help these people is greatly appreciated. if anyone is willing to help foster work at the adoption fairs, transport, or just sponser please contact them. the number is on the website. they are in desperate need of a transport van that is in good running condition the take these animals to get new homes and vetting. if someone knows someone willing to give a van it is completely tax deductable. please help them.

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