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SPCA: Animals at raided shelter were mistreated

There are 6 comments on the Newsday.com story from Jun 9, 2010, titled SPCA: Animals at raided shelter were mistreated. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

A Wednesday morning raid on a Yaphank pet rescue facility uncovered malnourished dogs with matted fur and "other indications of neglect and abuse," Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said.

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Ray

AOL

#1 Jun 9, 2010
I understand she was a teacher at Hewlett High School. We expect more from our teachers in New York...especially with the school taxes which are forcing many of us off of Long Island. The teahers union always uses our children as weapons against us. If we dont give them an increase they scream that we dont care about the kids. Isnt it funny that when a school budget isnt passed the first thing they cut is the kids programs and activities instead of their salaries. DO THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THE KIDS OR JUST THE MONEY???
kjsad

Lodi, NJ

#2 Jun 9, 2010
As a former student I can say that Ms. Miller's personal ordeals has no affect on the quality of education that I received. She was been a wonderful teacher. She loved her job, went above and beyond for me as a teacher, and loved her animals. She talked about all her animals and told the class about some of the terrible conditions the animals were in when she rescued them. This this not dismiss her from what she has done. However, we should all understand that the way the way that the media has portrayed her is wrong.
kjsad

Lodi, NJ

#3 Jun 9, 2010
As a former student I can say that Ms. Miller's personal ordeals had no affect on the quality of education that I received. She was a wonderful teacher. She loved her job, went above and beyond for me as a teacher,and loved her animals. She talked about all her animals and told the class about some of the terrible conditions the animals were in when she rescued them. This should not dismiss her from what she has done. However, we should all understand that the way the way that the media has portrayed her is wrong.

We should all understand that going from Yaphank to Hewlett every day is an hour and a half drive. With the restricted time availability she did the best she could to care for those animals. She only had good intentions
kmb

AOL

#4 Jun 9, 2010
She had been in rescue for years. I knew her a long time back when she lived in Freeport.
I do know she loves animals dearly.
It got out of control.. a hoarding type situation...but... she should not be punished, but guided.
Rescue worker

Jackson, NJ

#5 Jun 10, 2010
Well good intentions or not, these animals were starving. I spent the last two days feeding, walking, bathing, and just spending time with 54 of the animals that were taken. I understand she might be a good teacher and an animal lover but it didn't appear that way from the horrible, living conditions these animals were subjected to. when a resuce starts to take more than they can handle the right thing to do is ask for help. Some of the animals really have had their spirit broken. Some are just looking for some attention. What ever media attention has been reported regarding the living conditions are not exagerated at all, if only some of the tv cameras were able to show maybe some people out their would change their minds regarding if punishment is needed Ms. Miller might be a good person, but frankly the animals were NOT be taken care of, at all.
Rescue worker

Jackson, NJ

#6 Jun 10, 2010
kjsad wrote:
As a former student I can say that Ms. Miller's personal ordeals had no affect on the quality of education that I received. She was a wonderful teacher. She loved her job, went above and beyond for me as a teacher,and loved her animals. She talked about all her animals and told the class about some of the terrible conditions the animals were in when she rescued them. This should not dismiss her from what she has done. However, we should all understand that the way the way that the media has portrayed her is wrong.
We should all understand that going from Yaphank to Hewlett every day is an hour and a half drive. With the restricted time availability she did the best she could to care for those animals. She only had good intentions
The subject here is not the quality of her teaching ability but the quality of life these animals were subjected to. How someone can stand to enter a home that is covered in feces and urine is unbearable. The smell was so strong you could smell it from the driveway. Unacceptable in my book for anyone two legs or four.

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