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May 07, 2010

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KC KS Kills Dogs

Yes Brent they're doin' it wrong.....already an urgent plea from 1/2 Way Home - KCMO's shelter ................

THIS COCKER'S NAME IS LUCKY. HE IS GOING TO BE DROPPED OF AT THE KCMO SHELTER IF I DON'T GET COMMITMENT FROM RESCUE ASAP. THE LADY WHO HAS HIM TAKES GREAT CARE OF HIM BUT IS OVER THE LIMIT WITH DOGS. SHE NEEDS HIM GONE ASAP HE IS BLIND IN ONE EYE. ABOUT 4YEARS OLD UP-TO-DATE ON ALL VACCINES AND KNOWS BASIC COMMANDS.. VERY LOVING BOY AND DOES GREAT WITH OTHER DOGS AND CATS. PLEASE HELP THIS GUY BEFORE HE ENDS OF AT THIS SHELTER...... SORRY FOR THE POOR PIC BUT I HAD TO TAKE SOME VERY FAST AND GET BACK TO WORK.... AND THIS WAS THE BEST. WILL TRY TO SEND A BETTER ONE OUT TOMORROW
IF YOU CAN COMMIT PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL 816-462-9787.. SO I CAN GET HIM TO SAFE HAVEN OTHER THAN THIS SHELTER...

Brent

Unless she's already busted, she should so keep that dog. She can easily find a place for it for the one day of sweeps.

Because we need to be taking dogs that were once rescued from abuse away from pet owners....that's going to solve the problem.

YesBiscuit!

"Just when you thought Kansas City, MO Animal Control couldn't come up with anything more ignorant, they're at it again."

Living in the deep south, I keep my "they can't think up anything more ignorant" bar in the dirt. But this thing is stupid, and I speak with some authority (see previous sentence).

SocialMange

The stupidity of pet limits never ceases to amaze me. What, they'd leave one abused animal but seize well-cared-for pets if there's more than four? Asinine. The entire thing stinks.

Brent

SM,

Counting to four is easy for them --even for the lowest of their group. I'm not sure if anything else is.

Melody Kelso

I am so sorry to the volunteers and staff of KCMO who was excited about recent successes in publicity and adoptions. What a real kick to the morale when the community and the city works directly against this much needed social reform. I hope that someone decides to assess the real problems and designs an intelligent approach. Seriously, with animals getting killed left and right on tax dollars dimes, don't you think you owe it to even the non animal loving public. Quit wasting funds for a problem that could have already been solved, but someone is out thinking of ways to increase revenue and killing more animals. It isn't an economical or humane approach, but it seems to be a common one. I can't wait for the person who can actually think outside of the box.

Brent

Agreed Melody. And I fear that serious change won't happen unless we get new people creating animal welfare policies...or a serious change of heart from those who are currently making them. But ever policy they make seems to work against the goal of ceasing to kill animals in our shelter.

Di

Why are neighborhood associations listed on the KCMO's target list? Did KCMO reach out to those associations? Are they participating in the sweeps?

Brent

Di,

My understanding is that Animal Control targeted neighborhoods, but are reaching out to neighborhood association leaders to inform their members that the sweeps are coming...

bq

As incredibly naive as it may sound, the simplist way to deal w/the animal control problem is.... drum roll.... DON'T ANSWER THE DAMN DOOR. PERIOD. Yep, that's it. Nope.... there actually ISN'T anything more to it! If they catch you on the way in... or out... go on about your business... ie go inside and shut your door... drive away, etc. Becuz the bottom line is this... they cant enter your home w/out a warrant (which they do not have)... and they cant cite you for something that YOU dont choose to let them in to see... and its doubly hard to issue a citation while you're driving down the street... behind locked door, etc. Their options are simple.... knock on your door for forever... or leave. Believe mr, they'll choose option 2 sooner or later... problem solved. Oh, and don't be intimidated if they call the cops... absent a warrant, they are restricted to the EXACT same 2 options.

bq

Just a clarification to my previous post: In my experience, animal control primarily deals with SCUMBAGS...ie people who are abusing or neglecting their animals who ABSOLUTELY DESERVE to be fined, imprisoned, or both... but if you are taking good care and provide for your pet family, and they are just there to be a pain in the butt over ridiculous technicalities when the animals are perfectly well cared for and not bothering anyone... then simply dont answer your door or otherwise acknowledge their presence. As simplistic as it sounds... yep... if you just ignore them long enough... they WILL go away. True!

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