No one connected to the Orphans of the Storm shelter is supporting Linda Bruno in anyway in that article. Infact, Beth Ann Galbraith states.." Orphans of the Storm is a far cry from Tiger Ranch. "
What I am reading is that every shelter has an issue with unwanted animals being dropped off,
and every one does. I know what gets dumped at our shelters here, and what gets dumped in my very own drive way.
The article starts out with mis information, Tiger Ranch is not three hundred acres, "on the side of a mountian" (the bucolic discription from the website now closed) .It is at the end of a residential street, and is just twenty nine acres.Not to split hairs,but it was far too small for the animals that were living on it. You need five acres alone to properly support one horse, for grazing,there were eight horses seized, the property was fifteen acres shy of the gazing landed needed for the horses alone. Much of it too steep for grazing or turn out as well, let alone the rest of them.
I realise it was a rescue, but she told me herself,she breed the horses to support the Ranch, one of the many stories she has been telling.
The man who however is supporting Linda Bruno in the article is a private citizen who takes in cats himself at his two hundred acre farm. Any farmer in my area will tell you the same thing. We get all sorts of animals dropped off in our driveway, for the simple fact, they can see the barn from the road.
Boxes of kittens, puppies, I had a, what I imagine, started out as someone who got suckered into being sold a pot belly pig, that matured into, well, a pig, tied to my gate. My husband found a tiny kitten last year, tossed into our front yard, the impact so bad, the retinas emploded, the poor thing was so wormie and full of fleas, I bet it was just four weeks old. It is living quite the life across the road here, with four horses and a one eyed dog. Thank goodness my neighbor worked for a feline vet, we were gonna keep this one ourselves, but she fell in love with it, and her dog is nicer than mine.
4-H projects find their way here, a peacock, a rooster, a turkey, you name it. If you live on a farm, this happens. I swear they know my husband and I are suckers, we find homes for, or keep what is left here for us. Thank God we can.Every rural farm has this issue.
This Smith guy with the farm, got over whelmed and dumped his cats at Tiger Ranch....It was him that said " that in his opinion the recent raid on Tiger Ranch was done to generate a news story that would result in animals lovers rallying to support other shelters with their finances"
I only wish that was the case!
Ironic the guy who took as many cats as he could gather to dump on Linda Brunos place, is going to give one hundred dollars to her defense. Then he claimes he voluntered there. Sorry why not take care of the cats you took in.
This sort of case brings all kind of nut jobs out of the wood work, claiming some connection to it.
I see no support at all from OOTS in this article, only this Smith guy who claims to have a farm, took in strays and when it got too expensive, he added to the issues at Tiger Ranch by,,, dumping his cats on them
Here is yet another story, where people tried to get something done about Tiger Ranch, and a blind eye was turned..http://www.mcall.com/news/opinion/le...,3873637.story
Read a different newspaper, get a different story.
|I hope that everyone who has been there and has seen the good as well as the bad will contact her lawyer and offer to write declarations so that the judge will see both sides of the story. They will need to state their name, and how they have direct knowledge of the conditions that THEY saw and when, since it seems like the media really is focused on the sick room.
I have been there, I have seen both, I have been in contact with the DA and they are gathering a great deal of evidence.
They will need pictures, dated, and rock solid stuff to stand up in court.
I, once again live not twenty minutes from Tiger Ranch, I can easily see with my own eyes what went on there, and what is going on there.
Once again, what was done on the dark will come out in the light.
Do any google search, you will find far more "evidence" from the SPCA, than you will find hard evidence to support what Linda Bruno is saying.
Gotta hand it to ya Catsknowme, it just goes to show how fast news can spread all the way across the Country . Thank you