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#16 shakey

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 16:51

the good folks criticizing the society should send THEIR money to help future cat victims... I am pretty sure you won't. :)


Won't do any good to send money to a shelter that has policies set up like that. Better to donate towards "No-Kill" shelters, as they will have policies that will give a good pet a better chance. No Kill Shelters still kill, but they have stricter guidelines about what behavior issues a animal must have before it can be considered for termination.
With animal over population and desertions, it isn't the money issue, as more of a space issue. They basically would need more buildings to hold the animals in. There is just too many animals to cover and hold, without the promise of them being adopted.


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 16:55

^ Maybe we could get 'foster homes' for pets, to help with the overcrowding.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 17:00

scruffy got scruffed!

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 17:05

^ Maybe we could get 'foster homes' for pets, to help with the overcrowding.


They do have those. But again, pet vs human in numbers.. just not enough willing people to do that. But you can sign up with your local Human Society or other organization, to become an "Anime Rescuer/Foster Care Giver"
http://www.aspca.org.../fostering.aspx
I did this for a few years, but it is very taxing. You end up getting attached to the animals just as they are leaving, and there is a lot of care that some of the animals need.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 17:11

its just a cat for gods sake. Its not like the guy is dying or anything.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 17:18

^ Harm my cats, and you'll learn that it is NOT just a cat.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 18:13

I would've gladly paid this man's bill on the spot, I have two cats of my own, and as others have said, I would starve before they ever had to. Pets cannot speak, and are always trusting over their owners, people have a responsibility to take care of, provide for, and protect the animals they are entrusted to look after. Putting down the cat because the owner couldn't pay for 24 hours is criminal Their animals should be taken from them.

There are a few no-kill shelters around, there needs to be more..

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 20:35

the good folks criticizing the society should send THEIR money to help future cat victims... I am pretty sure you won't. :)


Oh I agree, but it seems like it was done same day, they denied his mothers card over the phone. And he was going to get the money within a day or 2.

I could understand if they did it like a week later or something. But not that quickly. More then likely it was just a mixup of paperwork, along same lines of regular hospitals have accidentally doing stuff as the paperwork said to.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 20:43

its just a cat for gods sake. Its not like the guy is dying or anything.

except if it wasnt for the cat, he would have died...

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:48

hmm if you read the follow up article, it says they "dont know where his cat is", so it may still be alive, plus they're accepting donations to help get the cat back.

I'm gonna donate to help this guy, maybe 200$

follow up:http://www.azcentral...ving-grace.html

Saturday's update on this story:
There has been an overwhelming response and outpouring of sympathy for Daniel Dockery and his cat, Scruffy.
The Arizona Republic will continue to collect offers of donations of animals and money at robert.anglen@arizonarepublic.com, and forward them to Dockery.
Dockery said he is "overwhelmed" by people's generous offers and continues to hope for the return of Scruffy from the Arizona Humane Society.


Read more: http://www.azcentral...l#ixzz1hzU7sRZU




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Posted 30 December 2011 - 22:06

A sad situation for everyone.