charmed

United States

#41 Aug 21, 2008
I think it's flat out wrong to charge a fee to people bringing in an animal to the shelter. I do understand the massive expense that must be involved in operating the shelter but a fee should not be imposed on an individual who is simply trying to do the right thing. when Ida red ran the shelter on fisher creek then on perry smith lane, she never refused an animal solely because the person brought no money with the animal. i feel that the shelter was operated better when she ran it, after all she's the one who started the shelter in the first place. anyway, we have volunteer fire departments is there any reason why we couldn't have a volunteer animal rescue? in downtown rogersville the city bought pretty bricks for us to walk on and custom benches to sit on. there's no reason why the city/county can't purchase a vehicle and an office building dedicated to an animal rescue unit staffed with volunteers. I myself would gladly be willing to donate my time for this cause as would others. It's just an idea. I would just like to see something done for the animals as well as for the citizens of Hawkins county.
Waldo

Cookeville, TN

#42 Aug 21, 2008
cage em up wrote:
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We do have an animal control officer and his name is Eddie McNal. All his does is ride around on our taxe money, goes door to door to see if you have a swimming pool and tries to find out what you have in your back yard, that's if you have a fence. He also goes around and tells people they need a fence around there pools, the mayor in Surgoinsville doesn't have the nerve to go around and tell people so he sends the dog catcher. Like I said he just rides around and just to see what people has. So you might as well say we don't have a dog catcher, just a dog catcher truck that we're paying taxes for which is bullsh**t!!!
Eddie is also the code enforcement officer for Surgoinsville, so it's his job to tell you to put a fence around your pool if the city codes say you have too. You must not want to put a fence up,huh?
Just Looking Around

Smyrna, TN

#43 Aug 21, 2008
If they didn't charge a fee folks would load them down with puppies and kittens. The fee is probably to encourage folks to have their animal "fixed." Sometimes I take a bag of dog food and/or cat food and drop it off there as I know they can use it. They also need old towels and bedding (or used to). There are a couple of 'no kill' agencies in Hawkins County that will take the puppies/kittens if they have room or can find temp. homes for them, until an 'always' home is found.
Very sad about the Mt Carmel Animal Control Officer. That is what gives jobs a bad name. One is not required to put a fence around their pool unless there is a city ordinance. That's between you and your insurance company. If you're smart, have a pool, you'd better fence it in. You might find a large animal floating in it one morning, or a child (even worse). You are liable if someone drowns in your pool. The insurance rates are not that high.

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Since: Jun 08

Rogersville

#44 Aug 21, 2008
Will you please tell me where the NO kill is located and how to get in touch with them??

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Since: Jun 08

Kingsport, TN

#45 Aug 21, 2008
I hear there's some "possums'"running lose.LOL.

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Since: Jun 08

Rogersville

#46 Aug 21, 2008
country_girl_one wrote:
I hear there's some "possums'"running lose.LOL.
HA HA HA HA HEE HEE HEE I AM DYING OVER HERE!!!!!!!
Get real

AOL

#47 Aug 22, 2008
A no kill shelter is impossible. There are some animals that just can not be adopted or should not even be left living. There is to big a risk for a child to be harmed or evenan adult. No dog should be tied, or caged all the time to me that is not living its just mean. We should try to save the ones that are adoptable and do the humanething for the rest.
concerned

United States

#48 Aug 22, 2008
not changing the subject about animals, but why is the city garbage truck ALWAYS at the burger bar. one of the city workers is there for hours. how many hours breakfast, lunch and dinner does he get? i don't know him but it just seems odd that a city worker is there alot. is he on city time? if he is on his own time, well and good. but........
Give Em a Chance

Maryville, TN

#49 Aug 22, 2008
First of all, please get your animals spayed or neutered. If everyone followed this, we wouldn't have so many unwanted animals in our county. Abandoned Angels is just one of the no-kill animal rescue organizations around. They stay so full, especially with all of the neglect/abuse situations in our neighborhoods in our area.
Donkeypunch

AOL

#50 Aug 22, 2008
I was wondering the same thing about the city truck there.It is there almost every day that I drive through town.I thought that was odd.
A no kill shelter is not impossible,there is one in Greeneville.This county desperately needs a free or reduced fee neuteuring program too.
Bulldog

United States

#51 Aug 23, 2008
charmed wrote:
I think it's flat out wrong to charge a fee to people bringing in an animal to the shelter. I do understand the massive expense that must be involved in operating the shelter but a fee should not be imposed on an individual who is simply trying to do the right thing. when Ida red ran the shelter on fisher creek then on perry smith lane, she never refused an animal solely because the person brought no money with the animal. i feel that the shelter was operated better when she ran it, after all she's the one who started the shelter in the first place. anyway, we have volunteer fire departments is there any reason why we couldn't have a volunteer animal rescue? in downtown rogersville the city bought pretty bricks for us to walk on and custom benches to sit on. there's no reason why the city/county can't purchase a vehicle and an office building dedicated to an animal rescue unit staffed with volunteers. I myself would gladly be willing to donate my time for this cause as would others. It's just an idea. I would just like to see something done for the animals as well as for the citizens of Hawkins county.
I totally agree with you on this. Hawkins County Humane Society has gone down hill since they ran Red off. How about this, when an animal has reached it's allotted time to remain at the shelter, why not swap it with another animal from another shelter. Kind of move the animals around a bit. Just because a dog or cat doesn't get adopted in say Johnson City doesn't mean someone in Morristown wouldn't adopt it. They just need to get the animals out to be noticed. I know the car lots do the same thing.
Get real

AOL

#52 Aug 23, 2008
A lot of people around here live in a fantasy world. Not all animals can be rehabilitated that is a fact! The space needs to be saved for those that have a chance to be adopted. We have the ability to put the ones out of misery that have no chance and there is nothing wrong with that.
Big Bob

Bristol, VA

#53 Aug 23, 2008
Donkeypunch wrote:
This county desperately needs a free or reduced fee neuteuring program too.
It's crazy that taxpayer should have to pay for things that people are unwilling to do themselves. What ever happened to good old country know-how? Castrating an animal is a basic skill that your parents should have taught you. If they didn't, poor baby, maybe y'all should move to New York City where you can keep you all's dogs in diapers and call them your children.
Ouch

AOL

#54 Aug 23, 2008
Big Bob wrote:
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It's crazy that taxpayer should have to pay for things that people are unwilling to do themselves. What ever happened to good old country know-how? Castrating an animal is a basic skill that your parents should have taught you. If they didn't, poor baby, maybe y'all should move to New York City where you can keep you all's dogs in diapers and call them your children.
Pity someone didn't teach that skill to your mommy...she could have used it on her wedding night.
Donkeypunch

AOL

#55 Aug 23, 2008
Big Bob wrote:
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It's crazy that taxpayer should have to pay for things that people are unwilling to do themselves. What ever happened to good old country know-how? Castrating an animal is a basic skill that your parents should have taught you. If they didn't, poor baby, maybe y'all should move to New York City where you can keep you all's dogs in diapers and call them your children.
Ignorant jackass.Castrating at home is animal abuse.Im sure you think putting a rubber band on an animals balls is fine.I hope someone puts a rubber band on your damned head and it falls off.now go back in the hills where you came from your sister might get loose and find a new man.
Big Bob

Bristol, VA

#56 Aug 23, 2008
Donkeypunch wrote:
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Ignorant jackass.Castrating at home is animal abuse.Im sure you think putting a rubber band on an animals balls is fine.I hope someone puts a rubber band on your damned head and it falls off.now go back in the hills where you came from your sister might get loose and find a new man.
Animal abuse? That's nuts. I've castrated hundreds of animals and never a problem. You are aware that they sell castration tools at the feed store in every county in the US? What you you suppose people use them for?
Big Bob

Bristol, VA

#57 Aug 23, 2008
Heres' some information for you:

http://www.castrator.com/

Even if your daddy never taught you basic ranching skills, there is no need for anyone to remain ignorant nowadays with so much good information available! Educate yourself!
Donkeypunch

AOL

#58 Aug 23, 2008
I grew up around livestock and my daddy was smart enough to take our pets to the vet.people try this crap at home and put rubber bands around their pets nuts and instead of castratng the rubber and begins to cut through developing a painful infection.a lot of counties have free or reduced neuteuring it reduces unwanted pets and it reduces the spread of rabies.
cage um up

AOL

#59 Aug 25, 2008
Waldo wrote:
<quoted text>Eddie is also the code enforcement officer for Surgoinsville, so it's his job to tell you to put a fence around your pool if the city codes say you have too. You must not want to put a fence up,huh?
I have a fence up, and I don't have a pool either. People needs to put one up that has one, because of the kids in here and to, it's all about the money!!!! He's more nosey than anything!!
Possum

United States

#60 Aug 25, 2008
cage um up wrote:
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I have a fence up, and I don't have a pool either. People needs to put one up that has one, because of the kids in here and to, it's all about the money!!!! He's more nosey than anything!!
I've known Eddie McNally all his life.I find it hard to believe that "he's just nosey".

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