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Re: “Danehy

Too bad that Tom had to discredit what would have been an otherwise entertaining article. It seems that whatever activity he DOESN'T like must, naturally, be the fault of a group that he doesn't like - democrats? Obviously... a world with childhood obesity is a GOOD thing...

Posted by Schnauzers on 05/06/2010 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Have You Seen Kobe?

I support Mr. Meade - this woman lost a companion that she loved - would you tell someone who just lost their spouse or had their child kidnapped that it was their own fault? My god. What an idiot.

Posted by Schnauzers on 04/29/2010 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Canned Hunt

Thank you for this article, and to Randy Serraglio - I looked at the webpage for Center for Biological Diversity - what a great organization. I ordered the book EcoBarons and can't wait to read it. Very inspiring to read and hear about people who take action and achieve results.

Posted by Schnauzers on 04/01/2010 at 7:24 AM

Re: “A Letter From Dogpatch

Thanks to both Tim Vanderpool and Trissy Coppens. May your efforts to bring light to this serve us all well. I lost a pet last Spring and made several trips a week to PACC and the Humane Society hoping to see my lost one. After two months, I adopted one cat from PACC that was identical to the one that I'd lost. He was terrified, hissing and spatting at the staff, who tried everything to convince me that I did not want that animal and it had to be euthanized because it was "a dangerous animal". It was large, well-fed, well-groomed, obvoiusly an abandoned pet that had been mis-treated at the hands of the staff. I insisted on that cat, and the staff showed me the heavy-duty leather mits that they had to use to remove the cat to clean the cage - there were slash marks through the gloves. I still insisted. I brought a carrier and Justin thankfully assisted me in getting the cat into a carrier and vaccinating him. I brought him home and was able to pet him within 5 hours, able to hold him within 2 days. He was very nearly euthanized just for being scared and reacting like any of us would if we were put through the experience that he'd just had. There's no telling how many family members he had become displaced from in the previous days. Because he couldn't be "handled" he wasn't even going to be put into the adoption room, but was scheduled to be euthanized directly from the back holding room. Someone had obviously loved him, he is an enormous cat. I'll never know if that person died, lost their home, or if the cat was taken from them by a malicious family member. But I am very thankful to have him. It's worth noting that someone abandoned three small black kittens outside PACC that day, in a box in 100-degree heat, with their eyes crusted closed. They would have been euthanized so others wouldn't get sick from them. PACC doesn't waste time or money helping animals that are scared or sick - just euthanize them so they don't take up room and resources, and especially so that they don't get the other animals sick that can be sold for profit. I took the babies home with me too. They have grown into wonderful "teenagers". The big guy loved them from the moment he saw them, gently batting them with his paws, then grooming them, and now racing them from room to room and up the stairs. But don't think that this is normal, that sick and abused animals get adopted out of there by people like me every day, because they don't. Don't let your pets go to PACC. If the animals are in decent shape, they will be held as long as PACC thinks they can get someone to pay $100 for them. Ask yourself if someone is going to pay $100 for your pet? Then take care of it and care for it, like it does for you. It's part of your family. It deserves to be with you.

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Posted by Schnauzers on 11/26/2009 at 2:13 PM

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