Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Constituents Undecided As Jackson County Animal Shelter Hot Mess Continues

The Examiner: "No consensus exists among citizens of Eastern Jackson County when it comes to the best solution for operations of the new regional animal shelter, several Independence City Council members said Monday night."

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting amendment that would allow the new operators to not accept animals brought in by their owners. What happens to those animals? A regional taxpayer-funded city/county animal shelter should take all animals released to it, regardless of their age, health or temperment.

Anonymous said...

Independence likes to kill those animals after two days 6:02. The council and city manager really want to be able to kill after 48 hours, and they are willing to waste a lot of tax payer money in order to keep killing dogs and cats fast and furious.
The Methtown folks really like killing those animals. Now, of course, they do not COUNT those animals in their dead list, because then statistics would show that they currently run a doggie and kitty death camp and not a shelter. My guess is that they make lampshades out of the pelts and selling them in the Third World (i.e. Waldo Big Lots) or something.

Anonymous said...

Solution. Tell the Independence Advisory Board of Health to shove it where the sun don't shine and get down to business. Win win for everyone.

Anonymous said...

6:39 - Your assertions are ridiculous.

Were you turned down for a volunteer position?

*eyeroll*

Anonymous said...

Let's just see how many "billable hours" we can accumulate by delaying the opening of this.

The Lawyers

Anonymous said...

6:39--If your asserations are true, those types of quick killings need to stop; but will the new operators keep the kill numbers low by just not accepting dogs and cats that don't have a good chance of being adopted? If so, they have just shifted the problem of old, sick and aggressive animals back on to the community.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the animal welfare business where the lines get blury between "I want to save them and I want to sell them".

The only way to have a "No Kill" shelter is to be selective about what you take in like Wayside is. Otherwise, old, sick, ready to die, violent, injured and every other animal comes your way and just won't be adopted.

The adopt and sell volunteers will always expect you to take good care of them until they can pick them up to sell on the internet. If you don't wholesale product to them they will dog you at every turn.

There are truly well meaning volunteers and dog advocates and it's easy to know one from the other so Jackson County should ignore one and listen carefully to the others.

Anonymous said...

Here comes the 25 million dollar tax payer funded place of dogs to eat, sleep and shit.