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Disrespectful to animals

January 12, 2013

Regarding the article in the paper Jan....

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wwhickok

Jan-14-13 6:25 AM

One thing you have to keep in mind is that the SPCA's are so overpopulated that their first concern, while it shouldn't be, seems to be "what are we going to do with another animal?" If you take a cat to the SPCA because you know you can no longer care for it..they put it to sleep because of how many cats most SPCA's already have.

They need to be provided with bigger facilities but furthermore, in this case, they also need to be aggressive about enforcing proper animal treatment.

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CMReeder

Jan-13-13 9:14 AM

Jeff I would add that some should not have either.

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CMReeder

Jan-13-13 9:13 AM

See that is the difference enigma you don't see one. Apparently you are very comfortsable with killing.

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jeff33

Jan-13-13 4:53 AM

Some people should not have children and some people should not have pets!

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enigma

Jan-12-13 1:53 PM

Chuck,"Euthanizing a pet is never easy and have been with all my pets that had to be euthanized."

As have I, and when it was over, they were dead and they bacame dead in a way that was not natural. They were killed. Yes it may have been merciful and kind, but they were killed. I don't have a problem with that, but I do have a problem with people who refuse to accept that words mean what they mean. Webster defines Euthanasia as, "the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy" Notice the word killing right there in the definition? Give me a break. Euthanasia is killing and if you can't live with that, don't do it. Remember that, when they start talking about euthanizing people.

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CMReeder

Jan-12-13 12:22 PM

Enigma, euthanizing is done with kindness to end the suffering and pain, killing is not. Euthanizing a pet is never easy and have been with all my pets that had to be euthanized.

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CMReeder

Jan-12-13 12:17 PM

"I just have a hard time watching people and law enforcement do nothing while a animal starves to death, I guess I must have a soft heart towards abused animals."

I agree it is frustrating, it does make me a better pet owner.

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BornHere

Jan-12-13 10:45 AM

I do agree with your side Mr. Reeder more funding is needed to protect these animals.

I just have a hard time watching people and law enforcement do nothing while a animal starves to death, I guess I must have a soft heart towards abused animals.

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enigma

Jan-12-13 10:33 AM

Really, The big problem in the world today is that someone used "killed" instead of "euthanized" Correct me if I'm wrong, but when you're euthanized, aren't you killed? What kind of politically correct moron thinks there's a difference? When the Obamacare doctors want to euthanize you when you hit 70 years old, remember, it's OK because they're not killing you. These stupid word games are making me crazy!

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CMReeder

Jan-12-13 10:22 AM

I agree with you Born but abuse is hard to prove, people will call and complain but not step forward to supply proof, an eyewitness account. Like so many enforcement agencies lack funds to carry out an investigation to get a conviction.

We had a neighbor who had cats little did we realized that she had hundreds of them until that first summer and the smell overwhelmed you. All neighbors talked to her called the authorities and it took years get the SPCA to round up the cats and remove them from the house some escaped capture but with in months she had more cats living in the house. Eventually her family had her deemed unfit to care for herself and had her placed in a home for the elderly. They had to tear the house down because of the house was beyond repair for humans. She lived like that for over 15 years.

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BornHere

Jan-12-13 9:53 AM

Animal abuse is no different than child abuse, both are innocent and unlikely to fight you back.

There are 41 states that consider animal abuse a "Felony" and also impose psychological treatment to the abusers.

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jeff33

Jan-12-13 9:04 AM

Call the Dog Enforcement Officer he is real good on answering all his calls and if he is not there he will get back too you and take some kind of action.

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CMReeder

Jan-12-13 8:29 AM

Neglect and abuse is hard to prove unless you are actually witnessing it. The local SPCA is not that well funded. By the time they can convince the courts that abuse is happening it is usually too late for the animals.

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BornHere

Jan-12-13 7:05 AM

The SPCA received many calls from their neighbors about the conditions that these animals were living in. Why did the SPCA wait so long to do anything to help these animals when these people were known to have abused animals in the past?

The fault lies with the SPCA and the courts for not enforcing stiffer penalties for animal abuse.

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