50 Dogs Rescued After Animal Shelter Collapses

6 Responses to “50 Dogs Rescued After Animal Shelter Collapses”

  1. Hazel Chambers says:

    I have a good friend who works hard to safe animals from this horrid shelter. The conditions are not good although she is working to make them better. This summer at least one died of the heat.

    Sadly it is the stereotypical southern shelter.

  2. Joan says:

    Hazel - I live in the Deep South and we have many, many modern humane animal shelters. I don’t know why you say the shelter in this article is “the stereotypical southern shelter”. There is no location in the U.S. that doesn’t have some really inadequate shelters, not just in the South, including where you live. No state has a perfect score on shelters. I wish they did and our jobs would be a lot easier

  3. loretta ann says:

    Hey, ease up. The woman who owns or manages this place was clearly distraught over what happened. She immediately asked for and got help, at least it looks like she got help. It’s so easy to criticize people that manage shelters and rescue operations. It’s tough heart-breaking work, and I for one couldn’t handle the pain that must inevitably go along with it. I’m quite sure that people don’t wake up one morning and say to themselves - “hey , I think I’ll go open a shelter and have it be the worst place imaginable.” These dogs looked alert and well fed, and the only thing wrong with them at all is they need homes.

  4. Denise says:

    They just probably have alot of money. I live in michigan and I try and give $10.00 a month but times are really rough here too. I think if eveyrone just sent a few dollars a month to their local shelter it would help some. Then they hold telethons here and we give more a couple of times a year. a fund rasier would be a great idea for this shelter. take care everyone

  5. kaefamily says:

    I agree with Joan. There is a ‘poor’ shelter in a ‘poor’ side of the nearby city to ours. They are doing the best they can with the small budget they get. I still feel bad for the pets tho’. Then there is one shelter that has abundant of funds from private donors. It looks more like a fancy hotel for pets! Of course, it is located in a richy city.

  6. Hazel Chambers says:

    Please note that I said “sterotypical” shelter….meaning this place fits the IMAGE people have of shelters in the south…not the reality for all. Yes…there are good and bad shelters everywhere.

    I do realize that I mispoke….I thought this was the city shelter…which shall we say has significant room for improvement.

    My apologies for speaking without insuring what I was talking about.

    PS Anyone working for animals in Arkansas is to be admired….it is one of only six states which has no felony level animal law.


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