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cat shelter could get shut down

post #1 of 18
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a few days ago i talked about a stray outside and how the animal shelter was full an dnot the best place foe a cat cause some cats have been there for years take a look at this sight
http://www.messengernews.net/top_stories_full.asp?4153
it seems as though they are about to get shut down for overcrouding and not being very clean. that is why i felt that him being outside is better then there. makes me want to go adopt them all.
post #2 of 18
Doesn't it make you want to adopt them all? When someone dumped three tiny tiny black kittens in a cardboard box at Petco I contacted the animal shelter. They told me that black kittens cannot get adopted during kitten season and they would most likely get euthanized. So I took all of them home.

Hubby wasn't too happy when I told him we would have five cats instead of two cats. He grew to love them, though.
post #3 of 18
That is sad,it is a shame when something like that happens
If only they could get more volunteers and fostercarers for the animals.
That might help to alleviate some of their problems...
post #4 of 18
It is so sad....
post #5 of 18
Hopefully this will be a wakeup call for them. Keeping animals in a dirty overcrowded atmosphere is cruel, and will also decrease the adoptions. I hope they can correct the problems, and stay open.

I'm going to look them up on Petfinder....

Here is a page of their animals..if anyone in Iowa is needing a kitty or dog...or rabbit! Give them a call.
http://fpm.petfinder.com/petlist/pet...title=&style=3
post #6 of 18
OMG will all those animals be displaced? Where will they go?
post #7 of 18
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not sure but yeah the place was a mess but only other place in town is animal control who isnt a no kill. they built a new cat place that bigger but still feel bad for all the animals. i wish i could do more most f the workers there are on probation and doing comunity service. they need to get some people in there that can clean it up and know what they are doing. ill keep u all informed about what happens
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by april31
a few days ago i talked about a stray outside and how the animal shelter was full an dnot the best place foe a cat cause some cats have been there for years take a look at this sight
http://www.messengernews.net/top_stories_full.asp?4153
it seems as though they are about to get shut down for overcrouding and not being very clean. that is why i felt that him being outside is better then there. makes me want to go adopt them all.
This is exactly why there needs to be more efforts to get cats (both owned and unowned) spayed/neutered. Reducing the numbers will reduce the number the shelter is faced with taking in.

Katie
post #9 of 18
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i agree and i took the stray in to get fixed costed $50 also vet did give it basic shots and now it lives outsie my house lol. but without a program here most cant afford to help every stray. myself included lol raising 3 kids 3 cats is hard work. i work for a headstart program and am off for the summer my husband has a good job that im thankfull for. maybe this will be a wake up call for this county. they charge to take a animal so most just drop off cats and dogs anywhere then pay for them to go there. really sad. and too make it worse yesterday 3 of the employers quit so now they only have 2 volenteers working there. i am gonna contack them monday to see what i can do to help even if its just my kids and i going there to take dogs for walks or whatever.
post #10 of 18
Its horrible that this is happening I just wish that I could do something, are they taking donations?
post #11 of 18
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yes they are in need aof donations let me find the addy to send them for sure.
they are only open from donations they dont get and county or state money anything like that.
post #12 of 18
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http://www.fdhumane.com/donate.htmlok here is what i found
im sure they would love donations but i am in no way asking everyone has there own lives and money is a issue for everyone. as of right now they dont know if they are gonna have to close they wont know till june 9th
post #13 of 18
I think someone should let Best Friends know about this.

http://network.bestfriends.org/iowa/news/

Katie
post #14 of 18
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ive never heard of that sight. what do they do if they could help i would surely contact them.
post #15 of 18
quick question...If a no kill shelter gets an animal DUMPED on grounds are they leagally required to take it or could they turn it over to the city/county? TY RJ
post #16 of 18
OH, when I read the some of the board members' comments esp. that people complain that the cages are small,dirty & the place is "sad"..... OK, board members - how many rummage sells, car washes, fund-raising BBQ's have your personally held this year?? and how many animals are you fostering???? I personally went to PAWS animal shelter in Paragould, AR last month & what a great place!! And it was founded by one, yes - 1- woman & run by her with the help of 2 relatives (full time) and several, part-time volunteers!! Yes, they all have lots of other responsibilities, but they still do a great job - their adopt-a-thons seem to be successful,and they are constantly working with the community to maintain a close bond; the local vets are very supportive of them too.
post #17 of 18
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i agree they went to court yesterday and are alowed to stay open although they still cannot take in more pets. they are only alowed 50 cats and 30 dogs but when they got inspected they had 100 cats and 50 dogs they are now down to 70 cats and 28 dogs. the paper said they are getting time to get it cleaned up. they are trying to raise money for a new building. the worst part is after they got inspected the paid employes quit leaving them to 2 volenteers but alot of people has steped up after all this and they have got more help. i think this was a real eye opener for them. i know they are in need of help. hopefully the community will come through for them now.
post #18 of 18
Sending {{{prayers & vibes}}} that more of the local community will "step up to the plate" now. Perhaps the local 4-Hers and other local teens can help out! Thank you for the update!!
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