SPCA seeks donations for cats rescued...

SPCA seeks donations for cats rescued in raid

There are 34 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 17, 2008, titled SPCA seeks donations for cats rescued in raid. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Animal rescue workers on Sunday were seeking donations of animal carriers and other supplies to help hundreds of cats rescued from a facility where they had been living in squalid conditions.

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sandy72

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 17, 2008
I was shocked when I read this story. The sad thing is good-meaning rescue groups put their faith in this woman, however, not one resuce group thought to check it out. If you are handling this many cats a week why wouldn't you ask yourself where are they going? I find it hard to believe that this woman had that many families waiting for cats. Not when the other places like the SPCA and other related facitilties have too many cats they can't place. I think the system failed. Yes, they are just animals, but no creature should have to suffer that horror.
Donna53

Butler, PA

#2 Mar 17, 2008
She helped lots of people with catch and release at costs of only $20 for males and $30 for femals. She tried to talk people into keeping the cats where they were. She adoped out lots of kittens, but nobody wants older or sick cats. The "humaine society" is usually filled up and cannot help. PETA kills most of the animals they "rescue". It's easy to criticize. How about giving her some help?
who knew

Hope, NJ

#3 Mar 17, 2008
And this is where the no kill shelter at 1165 Island park road send many of the cats they ship out. Nice job.

The center for animal health and welfare or they used to go by the SPCA name..
Traycee Roberts

Leechburg, PA

#4 Mar 17, 2008
I am one of the people who took my cats to the tiger ranch. I willk never forget that cold day in january of this year.my sister ,my niece, my 11 yr old daughter and myself had taken cats up there whom myself had taken in from people who just dropped of cats in the community i live. I had kept them for about a year had them vaccinated
and a few fixed. I was so upset giving them to Lin but she assured me that they would be taken very good care of and put in good homes,as to my findings looks a deciving. My daughter was crying in what some would think awful she didnt want to part with one of the cats she named junior, it brings tears to my eyes that i put those cats in danger ,i put them in Lins hands to care for, they were very spoiled cats i babied them like you do your child. The day we took them was a saturday when Lins seen us getting the cats out after paying her and giving her the names she came over as my child was a wreck and i quote said" boy you guys are a very emotional family" she had a cold like are her face. any comments plz e_mail [email protected] god bless babies
Traycee Roberts

Leechburg, PA

#5 Mar 17, 2008
as to continue with my comment from before. tiger ranch was a very secluded shelter when i called to see about bringing my cats , i asked for directions she told me she dont give out the directions i need to google to find her.that should have warned me then . I think back to the day i took them 1 1/2 months ago and as more is revealed i keep saying to myself why didnt i see that. When i seen that dirty ding white dog in her driveway i thought wow he needs a bath. But what he needed was help.
I have 1 question to all these people whom have complained about the tiger ranch why were none of you standing at the top of that driveway with picket signs warning those of us whon brought our animals out there thinking we where doing the right thing for them. my cats were not ill nor dehydrated,or starving they were healthy as could be.Now i pray that they are all alive, I have seen a few on the news that i belive are mine and its so hard to belive in that short amount of time they have been there they look that bad. Please everyone help the spca. I will never trust another shelter for a very very long time!!!!!!!!!!
RonMania

Washington, DC

#6 Mar 17, 2008
So one of the animal rights group turns on its own - How prolific!
John McClaron

Honesdale, PA

#7 Mar 17, 2008
I think that the Northampton Animal Shelter [The Center for Animal Health and welfare] should be ashamed of itself for shipping their strays to Tiger Ranch without first inspecting the facility. What a hell hole. Any animal shelter can become NO KILL. if they just send their animals out to any rescue.
JIMBUS

Northampton, PA

#8 Mar 17, 2008
ANYONE HAVE A GUN?????LET'S TAKE CARE OF THE CATS
Betty Lewis

Honesdale, PA

#9 Mar 17, 2008
Read with horror the news about Tiger Ranch! It's sad to think that the Northampton shelter sent hundreds of their already homeless animals to suffer so much at Tiger Ranch. Sounds like their "out of sight, out of mind" philosophy isn't working.

“Prov 1:22 and Romans 1:22”

Since: Mar 08

Rheems, PA

#10 Mar 17, 2008
I will donate a my dispatching services. I could really use a nice day at the range.
Karen Hilbert

Honesdale, PA

#11 Mar 17, 2008
I wonder how Bill White is going to put a positive spin for The Center for Animal Health and Welfare on this story. I am sure he will, since he has been a long time supporter of theirs. He is anything but objective when he bashes The Lehigh County Humane Society.
Question from Allentown

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Mar 17, 2008
In which chapter of Nathan Winograd's book,REDEMPTION,(that is the "Bible"
for The center for Animal Health and Welfare and NoKill Lehigh Valley)does he advise the "no-kill" shelters to dump their excess cats off at a cesspool like Tiger Ranch? Sounds like they took the easy way out to tout the "no-kill" title and become more appealing to the community.
Wilfredo Delgado

Royersford, PA

#13 Mar 17, 2008
Well Done guys!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah Kinter

Honesdale, PA

#14 Mar 17, 2008
answer to question from East Greenville

I think Nathan Winograd answers that question in the chapter he titles "The animal overpopulation myth"
Animal Lover

Perryman, MD

#15 Mar 17, 2008
Karen Hilbert wrote:
I wonder how Bill White is going to put a positive spin for The Center for Animal Health and Welfare on this story. I am sure he will, since he has been a long time supporter of theirs. He is anything but objective when he bashes The Lehigh County Humane Society.
The Lehigh County Humane Society has alot more to be ashamed of then the Center for Animal Health and Welfare. They outright lie to the press on how they work with other rescues and do everything they can to find animals homes, so lets not even go there. Sure the former SPCA didn't do the right thing, but they did what they did because they were pressured by large money donors to do what they did. I'm not saying that it's right, because many of the volunteers left due to the tiger ranch issue, but it's really a shame that rescues and shelters who are trying to deal with a cumbersome workload and then you have to mix politics and everything else into this. I'm sure they honestly believed they were making the best decision under the circumstances but the only decision the Humane Society makes is what time of day does this animal die a horrible, painful death so that we can build up our bank account alittle more.
concerned cat lover

Leechburg, PA

#16 Mar 17, 2008
what was wrong with th humane society!!!!!!!!! You cant tll me that the investigation from last year proved it a fit shelter! What are they hiding. Thousands a animals have died and suffered cause of our laws. They needto be as strong as harming a human. We talk about humanity they where not treated humanely. Get off your butts and do your jobs!

“I've now been in 57 states”

Since: Mar 07

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#17 Mar 17, 2008
I'll donate a 12 gauge and several boxes of ammo.

“Prov 1:22 and Romans 1:22”

Since: Mar 08

Rheems, PA

#18 Mar 17, 2008
silver surfer wrote:
I'll donate a 12 gauge and several boxes of ammo.
a .22 is "funner", change between headshots in the ear or eye, go for the base of the skull, etc. A 12 is great for the runners...
Animal Lover

Perryman, MD

#19 Mar 17, 2008
I think what is a shame is the American Human Society is a wonderful organization and the Lehigh County Humane Society (which has no actual affiliation with the "REAL" Human Society is feeding off the good name of the AHS. Lehigh County should change its name...How about "End of the road kill shelter"?
Partial supported by the $25,000 we receive for rendering, which is the selling of dead animal bodies.
Question from Allentown

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Mar 17, 2008
concerned cat lover wrote:
what was wrong with th humane society!!!!!!!!! You cant tll me that the investigation from last year proved it a fit shelter! What are they hiding. Thousands a animals have died and suffered cause of our laws. They needto be as strong as harming a human. We talk about humanity they where not treated humanely. Get off your butts and do your jobs!
What "investigation"?

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