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post #11 of 34 Old 01-08-2010, 08:42 PM
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Unfortunately, the H$U$ is starting to be more and more like PETA. Just thought I'd throw it out there though, that generally local shelters called "humane societies" are not actually part of the H$U$.

Maybe it's just me, but when I donate to a rescue, I'm fine with them using the stuff however they need to. If they are selling something maybe it's because they couldn't use it at the time but COULD use the money it could bring in.....
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post #12 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 10:18 AM
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Seriously 400$ for a dog or cat sometimes, from a shelter?
Yeah, some dog shelters around ask that much. It always drives me so angry! I DO understand they need money to feed, fix, etc., but this amount just absolutely ridiculous.

BTW both my dogs and 2 cats out of 3 are from the rescues.
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post #13 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 11:15 AM
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GLOBAL WARMING!!!! It's the first winter of my life that I have seen -14 degree windchills, and the school had to be shut down because they couldn't keep it heated!!! It's a record cold winter...lol. I HATE IT!!! I left MI thinking I was going back to my normal temperatures and the cold followed me. ;)

HSUS...PETA...I don't help them at all. I go volunteer at the local shelter to help socialize and excercise the dogs.
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post #14 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 11:32 AM
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My sister and my BFF both had very bad experiences adopting dogs from the small private rescues -- animals were blatantly misrepresented.

In my sister's case, after she had invested thousands of dollars in vets and training trying to make it work, eventually finding that the dog was one of the rare victims of a complication of spaying that resulted in no bladder control, the rescue was awful to her when she returned the dog. The rescue then adopted the dog out again without disclosing the medical problems.

So I'm sorry for the weird digression, I know the big organizations have problems, but you have to be careful in dealing with the small orgs too. Some are well run and wonderful; some are less so.
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post #15 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 03:18 PM
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You are better off donating to local places you can see first hand and know how the animals are treated! But do be careful even then, sometimes they are money rackets, as well.
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post #16 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 03:46 PM
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i work for a local shelter. theyre a special care and materinty shelter. they ship in dogs/cats from high kill shelters and pounds, and give them a chance with us. as well as taking in local surrenders. they never turn anyone away. theyre great and take great care of them all.

some shelters, i really cant understand how they justify charging so much to adopt. it just pushes people to buy from BYBs in turn producing MORE unwanted pets in the world. our shelter charges 150 for a puppy, and 80 for an adult dog. 50 for a kitten, 25 for a cat and 25 per kitten if you adopt more than one. all pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and vet checked. they also give you a free vet visit certificte to your vet to use to get another health check done after you adopt, just in case and to make you feel better too. they also try to discourage people who are inexperienced from adopting (especially puppies/dogs) but they wont refuse as long as your application passes. and there is always the option to bring them back if something happens.

anyway, there are good shelters out there. you have to look though. and truthfully, the good shelters, are the ones that really suffer for money. because theyre actually using the funds to take care of the animals. as far as HSUS, heh... yeah right. i dont even bother with them. same with PETA. i stick to local rescues and some breed spacific rescues. as well as the shelter i work at im a member of the MAGDRL (mid atlantic great dane rescue league). but HSUS and PETA and the likes make me sick...
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post #17 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 07:51 PM
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Just a note on global warming as a lot of people don't seem to understand the issue - the entire reason that the earth actually feels like it's getting colder is due to the temperatures rising in the arctic region. This is plunging ton after ton of arctic ice into the oceans and actually causing the oceans to become cooler and thus affecting the envionment.

Now, I am not a "believer" of global warming. I think climate change goes through a process, same as it has for billions of years, long before us. I believe we have a climate change occuring, I'm just not sure I believe it's all because of us. But I just thought I'd clarify that the unseasonal chill you feel is actually consider a direct result of global warming. Whether you believe it or not is another matter, but it's considered exactly what happens when global warming occurs.

I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

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post #18 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 09:37 PM
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I think not.

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post #19 of 34 Old 01-10-2010, 03:17 AM
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Polar exploration and temp. recording has only been going on for the last 100 years or so and for teh first 50 of that it was spotty so it is hard to establish a trend with so little information.

Maybe someone should start a global warming thread.

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post #20 of 34 Old 01-10-2010, 03:29 AM
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man thats depressing. makes you wonder if your helping animals by taking them to pounds or making it worse. people drop animals on us constantly and we try to find them all new homes ourselves but sometimes theres too many and we cant feed them. last week i took the first pup ever to a dog pound. i hated too but had no choice. my barn is on a property 15 minutes away and between my house and the barn we get animals dropped weekly
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